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									                                   STANDARD CLIENT BILLING POLICY
                                   AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES

This Standard Client Billing Policy, together with the           between us or presents conflicts with our professional
engagement letter from Martin & Squires, P.A. (“M&S”),           responsibilities.
contains the agreement (“Agreement”) under which M&S
will provide legal services to you, as the client (“Client”)     Upon termination of our representation, M&S will return
named in that engagement letter.          This Agreement         all papers and property immediately, retaining copies as
describes M&S’s standard billing policies and practices and      appropriate for M&S’s files. The termination of M&S’s
will be applicable to all of your Client matters unless          services will not affect your responsibility to pay for legal
otherwise agreed in a subsequent separate writing. M&S           services rendered and all costs incurred up to the date when
may periodically modify its general billing policies and         M&S receives notice of termination, and for any further
practices.                                                       work required in order to facilitate an orderly turnover of
                                                                 matters in process at the time of termination. You agree to
Services. M&S will provide you the legal services                pay all costs and fees associated with maintenance of your
described in the engagement letter and other services            files and transfer of your files and documents upon
agreed to between you and M&S.                                   termination of representation.

Fees. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the cost of legal      Collection. In fairness to our clients who timely pay their
services rendered will be determined at the respective           bills, the firm has collection procedures it follows to ensure
standard hourly rate of the person(s) rendering the services.    that accounts are paid promptly. Client is responsible to
M&S will designate the appropriate attorney, or legal or         reimburse M&S’s collection costs and attorney’s fees for
staff assistant, to render the services based on: your           nonpayment of invoices. If invoices are not timely paid,
request, the complexity of the matters involved, the skill       M&S may obtain and perfect an attorney’s lien against
and availability of the person to be assigned and other          documents, property, money or other rights, in accordance
relevant factors. Time is recorded in one-tenth hour             with applicable law. Client consents to jurisdiction in the
increments. Hourly rates are subject to periodic adjustment      State of Minnesota, Ramsey County.
by M&S without prior notice.
                                                                 Questions or Disputes. Questions or disputes concerning
Billing. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, fees, service       invoices should be brought to the attention of the attorney
charges and disbursements are billed monthly and payment         providing the legal services within fifteen (15) days after
is due within thirty (30) days after receipt. M&S may also       receipt of the invoice. If we do not receive comment about
send you monthly Statements of Account that summarize            a statement within thirty (30) days of the invoice date, we
all outstanding invoices. If you pay a retainer or other         will assume you find our statement acceptable. Formal
advance payment of fees, service charges or disbursements,       dispute resolution procedures are available through the
M&S will deposit and disburse that amount in a non-              local bar association and will apply to this Agreement.
interest bearing trust account as required under applicable
rules of professional responsibility. You will pay interest      Services Charges. M&S bills charges from outside vendors
on fees, services, charges and disbursements which are not       (e.g. filing fees, expert witness fees, computer-assisted
paid within thirty (30) days after receipt of invoice at the     research, telephone toll charges, postage and courier
lesser rate of 8% per annum or the highest lawful annual         charges, travel, etc.) and may retain travel incentives and
interest rate.                                                   other vendor discounts and incentives not directly
                                                                 attributable to a specific charge or client. If you request
Termination. You may terminate M&S as your legal                 that M&S contract on your behalf for additional services to
counsel at any time by written notice to M&S. M&S may            be provided by a third party vendor, M&S may request a
also withdraw as your legal counsel or suspend or limit its      purchase order or other authorization request from you.
services for various reasons, in compliance with applicable      M&S will notify you of the terms of these arrangements
rules of professional responsibility, including failure to pay   and you will be responsible for payment either directly to
promptly invoices when due, misrepresentation of or failure      the third party of through M&S.
to disclose material facts, your action taken contrary to our
advice or any other conduct or situation that, in our            Unless otherwise agreed in writing, M&S’s charges that
judgment, impairs an effective attorney/client relationship      appear on fee statements for other incidental services are
based upon M&S’s direct cost or the following schedule,
which is subject to periodic adjustment.

         Copy charges - 20¢/page
         Fax (outgoing only) - 10¢/page
         Long distance telephone - actual charges

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