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LEGAL CONSULTANCY/RETAINER CONTRACT

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

This CONTRACT made and executed by and between:

________________________________________, single, Filipino, of legal age, with


principal office at_____________________________________________________,
(hereinafter referred to as the "CLIENT");

- and -

Atty. Mario S. Rizon, Jr., a lawyer, with principal office at CORTES-RIZON LAW AND
ACCOUNTING OFFICES, 2F Sebastien Hotel , Ibapo, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City,
Philippines, (hereinafter referred to as the "CONSULTANT")

WITNESSETH: That -

WHEREAS, the CONSULTANT has offered his professional legal services to the CLIENT
and CLIENT agrees to retain the professional legal services of the CONSULTANT on
consultancy/retainership basis, subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter
stipulated:

NOW THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements
herein agreed upon, the CLIENT and the CONSULTANT, by these presents, have
entered, as they hereby enter, into a contract of services whereby the CONSULTANT
shall render legal services to the CLIENT, under the following terms and conditions:

1. The term or duration of this contract shall be for one (1) year effective upon signing
of this agreement and shall automatically renewed on a year to year basis unless either
party pre-terminates the same upon serving a thirty (30) day-prior written notice to the
other party, without need of cause;

2. The CONSULTANT, while in the performance of its duties, shall be entitled to a fixed
monthly consultancy/retainer fee of THREE THOUSAND PESOS (P 3,000.00);

3. The CONSULTANT shall make itself available for ready consultation by the CLIENT or
its duly authorized officers in all matters or business requiring legal advice and opinion
affecting the client’s business in general. Written opinions rendered by the
CONSULTANT on matters affecting the business and operations of the CLIENT shall be
subject to confirmations;

4. The CONSULTANT shall render documentation and notarial services to the CLIENT as
part of this retainership. Client documents shall be notarized free of charge while
documents requiring the participation and signature of a party other than the
Client shall be subject to fees or charge at the following rates:

 Deed of Sale and other actionable documents pertaining to transfer of ownership


– 1% of the total contract/selling price or Php 1000.00 whichever is higher;
 Contract of Lease – 1% of the total consideration of lease contract or Php
1000.00 whichever is higher.

5. In case of extra-judicial foreclosure of mortgage endorsed to the CONSULTANT by


the CLIENT, the attorney's fees shall be at the rates provided as follows:
 1% of the total foreclosure sale of the subject property

6. In collection cases other than extra-judicial foreclosure of mortgage, the attorney's


fees shall be at the rates provided as follows:

 Free of charge and included in the retainership agreement if the claim is under
the Revised Rules of Procedure on Small Claims, however, if such claim will
exceed the jurisdictional amount set forth in the aforementioned rules (SMALL
CLAIMS), paragraph number seven (7) of this agreement shall apply;

7. The CONSULTANT shall handle other cases as referred to it by the CLIENT for a fee
that shall be determined by mutual agreement of the CONSULTANT and the CLIENT, on
a case to case basis, such as, but not limited to, all suits or cases for or against the
CLIENT, including officers and employees of the CLIENT sued in their official capacity;

8. The CONSULTANT shall not compromise or settle judicially or extra-judicially any


account, foreclosure proceeding or suit wherein the CLIENT is a party, without the
written consent and conformity of the CLIENT or his duly authorized officer;

9. Routinary expenses for mailing of demand letters, pleadings to court and copies
thereof to adverse parties, costs of photocopy of evidentiary documents, payment of
stenographic notes, costs of publications of notices, as well as filing fees and other legal
expenses in court and other appropriate government offices shall be for the account of
the CLIENT;

10. The CONSULTANT shall, whenever requested by the CLIENT take immediate
measures to investigate the facts and ascertain the legal position of the CLIENT
concerning any accidents, claim or liability, and shall on such cases do what may be
required for the protection of the CLIENT. The CONSULTANT may represent the CLIENT
in all suits and proceedings pending before the courts in Cebu City or its neighbourhood
wherein the CLIENT is a party, or its rights or interest are involve, at the direction of
the CLIENT;

11. The CONSULTANT shall keep in its office a docket of record in which it shall cause
to be recorded all proceedings connected with any action which the CLIENT is
interested and shall keep such other records necessary to preserve a complete history
of the business of the CLIENT entrusted to its charge. Said docket and records shall be
subject to the inspection and control of the CLIENT or his representative;

12. The CONSULTANT shall submit to the CLIENT at least once every quarter or as
often as required, written reports on all pending matters handled by the CONSULTANT
for the CLIENT;

13. The CONSULTANT, in addition to the herein enumerated services, shall well and
faithfully serve the CLIENT and shall at all times devote its time and attention to the
assignments and tasks given and/or entrusted to it by the CLIENT and shall do and
perform all such services, acts and things connected therewith as the CLIENT shall from
time to time direct; nor shall the CONSULTANT at any time get itself in a situation
where a conflict of interest may arise between those of the CLIENT and the
CONSULTANT and/or its CLIENTS;

14. The CONSULTANT shall not, either during the term of this contract or any time
thereafter, use or disclose to any person, office, corporation or entity any confidential
information concerning the affairs of the CLIENT which he may have acquired in the
course of or as incident to this contract for its own benefit, or to the detriment or
probable detriment of the CLIENT;

15. It is understood and agreed that nothing in this contract shall be construed as
establishing the relationship of employer-employee between the CLIENT and the
CONSULTANT, including its personnel;

16. Any violation of the terms and conditions of this contract by the CONSULTANT shall
give the CLIENT the option to rescind or cancel immediately the contract without
necessity of judicial proceedings;

17. The CLIENT reserves the right to terminate this Agreement without need of cause
or reason upon thirty-day written notice to the CONSULTANT.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed this instrument this


_____________ at _____________, Philippines.

______________ Atty. Mario S. Rizon, Jr.


CLIENT CONSULTANT

SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF

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