Fee Schedule – Scott S. Markus, Esq.

  1. PER DIEM FEES FOR TWO- AND THREE-PARTY CASES.
    1. Full Day
      Mr. Markus charges between $6,000 and $10,000 per day for his professional services in the western United States, depending on mediation venue. Full day matters generally start between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The amount charged includes pre-mediation consultation, all travel time and expenses, two hours of reading time and eight hours of conference time (surplus reading time is added to conference time). Additionally, there is an administrative fee of $150 per party. Mr. Markus charges for EXTRA TIME as provided in Paragraph 5.
    2. Three-Quarter Day
      Mr. Markus charges $4,200 per three-quarter day for his professional services in San Diego County. Three-quarter day matters generally start between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The amount charged includes pre-mediation consultation, all travel time and expenses, one and one-half hours of reading time and five and one-half hours of conference time (surplus reading time is added to conference time). Additionally, there is an administrative fee of $150 per party. Mr. Markus charges for EXTRA TIME (usually available for one hour for three-quarter day matters) as provided in Paragraph 5.
    3. Half Day
      Mr. Markus charges $3,000 per half-day for his professional services in San Diego County. Half-day matters generally start at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. The amount charged includes pre-mediation consultation, all travel time and expenses, one hour of reading time and three and one-half hours of conference time (surplus reading time is added to conference time). Additionally, there is an administrative fee of $150 per party. Mr. Markus charges for EXTRA TIME (usually available for one hour for half-day matters) as provided in Paragraph 5.
  2. PER DIEM FEES FOR CLASS ACTIONS AND MULTI-PARTY CASES (MORE THAN THREE PARTIES)
    Please call for quote. Fees vary based on number of parties and mediation venue.
  3. CONFERENCE ROOM FEES
    Agreement.com does not maintain any conference facilities. Mr. Markus can mediate at a counsel’s office at no charge to the parties or at a court reporting firm in San Diego or Irvine for a negotiated rate of $350 per day charged to the parties. Alternatively, a participating attorney or law firm may have an ongoing professional relationship with a court reporting firm that will provide conference rooms at no charge.
  4. FEE AND COST ALLOCATION
    PER DIEM FEES (Paragraphs 1 and 2) and CONFERENCE ROOM FEES (Paragraph 3) will be billed to and are due from the mediation participants in pro rata shares unless they agree to a different allocation and notify Agreement.com before billing.
  5. EXTRA TIME
    Mr. Markus charges for extra preparation, conference and follow-up time at $600 per hour. After the mediation has concluded, Agreement.com will send a supplemental invoice which is due and payable upon receipt.
  6. DEPOSITS
    Each participant’s share of the total amount due must be deposited 21 days before the mediation in order to guarantee the reservation. Otherwise, Agreement.com may offer the date to other potential mediation participants.
  7. CANCELLATION AND POSTPONEMENT
    If the mediation is canceled or postponed within 21 days of the scheduled date, the party requesting the cancellation or postponement is responsible for the entire deposit (not just the canceling party’s share of the deposit) unless Mr. Markus’s time can be rescheduled for another matter.
  8. PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY
    The attorney and his or her client are jointly and severally liable to Agreement.com (Taxpayer I.D. No, 33-0769496) for payment of fees and costs. The contract to retain Mr. Markus’s services is entered into at 550 West “C” Street, Suite 700, San Diego, California.
  9. EFFECTIVE DATE
    This schedule is effective through December 31, 2018.