Most lawyers will offer their services at an hourly rate, for a flat fee, or on a contingency basis. With an hourly rate, the lawyer will charge you for all of the work done based on the amount of time the work takes. These fees can range anywhere from $125 to $500 per hour (or more).
Flat fees are offered for certain bundled services. These services are offered to you for a one time fee. To get all the services you need, you may have to pay more than one flat fee. For example, a lawyer may charge $500 to draft a purchase and sale agreement and $250 for a service agreement. In addition, if the agreements are challenged, the lawyer might charge $2,500 to negotiate and another fee if the case goes to trial. Contingency fees are not common in transactional work, which includes IT work. However, if a dispute ever went to trial, you may be able to hire a lawyer on a contingency basis. Here, the lawyer would not take any up front fee and would instead collect a percentage of any award won at trial. If the attorney loses at trial, they would not collect any fees.