By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.
If there is one thing that comes to mind when you have a need for legal services, it’s typically ‘how much is this going to set me back?’ Every roofing contractor has a need for legal services whether it’s reviewing contracts, employment law, bid protests, lien law, OSHA defense, or general corporate compliance. In order to help contractors better manage their legal costs and have greater access to legal resources, Cotney Construction Law developed a new approach to tackle legal issues with their subscription-based services.
The Cotney Construction Law subscription plans are easy to navigate. You simply choose the plan that provides the level of services your business needs and you get open access to experienced construction attorneys while giving your business the legal protection it needs for success. Having fixed monthly costs allow you to budget for your legal expenses and avoid being hit with an unexpected, jaw-dropping legal bill. The open access to the construction attorneys means you have someone to contact anytime you need it without additional fees.
With five plans to choose from, ranging from Bronze to Titanium level, there is a plan that will meet the needs of your business. All include unlimited phone calls, demand letters and contract reviews. Details of each of the plans can be found on the Cotney Construction Law website and they are happy to help you determine the best one to meet your business needs.
Launched at the International Roofing Expo® in 2019, the service has been well received. Ken Kelly, President of Kelly Roofing, told me in a recent interview that the model has worked really well for his business, saying, “It allows us to predict exactly what our cost is going to be for the attorney side of things.”
Ken continued, explaining that the subscription model has eliminated hesitation that he used to have over sending things for legal review. “….being business owners, we also have to do this little wait and balance to say, "Gosh is the couple of hours I'm going to pay at three or 400 bucks an hour, is it worth reviewing this small contract for only, say a $5,000 job that I'm doing for this general contractor?" Well having this subscription plan with Cotney Construction Law, I don't have that thought process anymore. I know it's the right thing to do, it doesn't cost me any extra, I'm going to throw over that contract and they're going to review it and they're going to protect us in the best way possible.”
John Kenney of Sutter Roofing agrees that the new model works very well for their business. “It makes it very easy to set your budget up, knowing you’re going to spend a set amount each month on your legal services,” explained John.
To support the launch of the new subscription model, Cotney Construction Law recently updated their website to make it more user friendly, mobile responsive and easy for visitor to quickly find the information they need when they visit.
Learn more about the subscription-based legal plans on their new website.