Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Consideration of Approval of the Renewal of the Town Attorney Services Agreement between Bowen/Schroth and the Town of Lady Lake
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval of the renewal of the Town Attorney Services Agreement between Bowen/Schroth and the Town of Lady Lake.
Town Attorney Derek Schroth states that he has enjoyed working for the Town and would be honored to continue to serve as Town Attorney. In light of the Commission selecting a new Town Manager soon, he proposes the attached Town Attorney Services Agreement for your consideration.
Under this new agreement, the monthly retainer rate will increase from $3,000.00 to $3,500.00, and the non-retainer services rate will increase from $185.00 hourly to $250.00 hourly. Paralegal time, if any, will be increasing from $85.00 hourly to $135.00 hourly. The last rate increase occurred when the Commission approved the First Addendum to the Town Attorney Services Agreement on August 7, 2017. The two prior agreements are attached for comparison.
Mr. Schroth notes that these terms are more in line with what he has and will charge his other clients and what other lawyers now charge.
$1,304.00 monthly or $10,432 for remainder of this fiscal year.
Source of Funding
OGS – Town Attorney Budget