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Specializing in Corporate Legal Fraud & Financial Investigations

After discussing your case with you, we will forward you a Client Services Agreement tailored to your needs.


The hourly rate of $125.00 per hour, per investigator, plus expenses and applicable sales tax, will be charged to Client for time spent performing any and all of the following services on behalf of Client for General Investigations Services:


  • General investigations
  • Pre-investigation Client consultations and coordination
  • Telephone conferences
  • Client consultations and coordination during the assignment
  • Review of all depositions, reports, documents, photographs and all other related items
  • Preparation of written reports
  • Post-investigation Client consultations and coordination
  • Travel time on all assignments
  • Any other tasks necessary to perform the services requested and authorized by Client not otherwise covered in this agreement


The hourly rate of $250.00 per hour, per investigator, plus expenses and applicable sales tax, will be charged to Client for time spent performing any and all of the following services on behalf of Client:


  • Testimony, in deposition or trial, now or in the future, resulting from the work performed by Investigative Associates, Inc. under this agreement
  • Preparation for testimony
  • Review of all depositions, reports, documents, photographs and all other related items
  • Standby for testimony
  • Travel time on all assignments


Expenses: Expenses will be charged to and payable by the Client as follows:


  • Mileage $.50 per mile
  • Copy fees (in-house) $.10 per copy
  • Copy fees (other) at cost
  • Fax transmissions (Transmitted long distance) $1.00 per page
  • Long distance telephone expense $.50 per minute
  • Computer database expense varies
  • Other expenses at cost
  • Sales tax as required by law
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Reports:

Investigative Associates, Inc. agrees to deliver to Client a written report, if requested, upon completion of all services to be performed under this agreement, or from time to time as requested by Client.

Confidentiality:

This agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. It is understood and agreed that Investigative Associates, Inc. cannot and does not guarantee success or the desired results from services rendered by Investigative Associates, Inc. pursuant to this agreement. This agreement shall be become effective upon execution by both parties and with receipt of the retainer required herein.

Sales Tax: 

Sales Tax will be billed to Client in the manner and at the rate as required by applicable law at 8.25% of all services rendered and all expenses billed.

Retainer and Billing:


A non-refundable retainer is required to be paid to Investigative Associates, Inc. by the Client prior to the commencement of any services to be performed by Investigative Associates, Inc. In addition to the retainer, Client agrees to pay the balance, if any, of all fees, expenses and sales tax within thirty (30) days of the receipt of any invoice from Investigative Associates, Inc. It is further understood and agreed that a bookkeeping charge equal to 1.5% of the balance shall be added every thirty days (30) days to all unpaid invoices which become thirty (30) or more days past due. If the account is placed in the hands of an attorney for collection or is collected by suit or through probate, Client agrees to pay any and all court costs, reasonable attorney fees and any other expenses necessary to enforce the terms of this agreement. 

General Investigative Fees

Termination:

This agreement may be terminated by Client or by Investigative Associates, Inc. at any time by giving written notice to the other party at the addresses shown herein, effective upon receipt. Upon termination for any reason, Client agrees to remit to Investigative Associates, Inc. payment in full for all services rendered pursuant to this agreement, plus expenses and applicable sales tax that are incurred through the date of the termination.