Bookkeeping and Accounting for Environmental Lawyers

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How Bench works with environmental lawyers

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench works seamlessly with environmental lawyers.

We get you set up

Our team invests in fully comprehending your environmental law practice, addressing your concerns, assisting you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrating how Bench can simplify your processes.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper compiles all your law firm's transactions and assembles financial reports to reflect your business health. If additional information is required from your end, you'll be promptly contacted.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is adept at understanding the specific tax rules applicable to environmental law practices and will tailor their approach to your firm's distinctive needs.

Here’s why environmental lawyers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Bench is always at hand to provide regular updates on your environmental law firm's bookkeeping. Do you have urgent queries that demand immediate attention? Rely on us to respond in less than a business day.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform empowers environmental law practices to automate data inputs from the majority of major providers, effectively eliminating common errors. We collaborate with industry stalwarts such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your law firm's finances are consistently accurate.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to mountains of legal documents and laborious manual tracking—we automate data entries directly from your linked accounts. With Bench Accounting, environmental lawyers can gain insights from one central dashboard, making it easy to comprehend the financial health of your firm and make informed decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for environmental lawyers

As environmental law firms navigate the complexities of the legal framework aimed at protecting our environment, Bench is there to provide comprehensive bookkeeping support. Our service not only helps ensure proper income and expense categorization, but we are also adept at managing specific tax considerations crucial for law firms. We understand that environmental lawyers face unique accounting challenges such as client trust accounting, retainer fees management, and specific tax deductions related to legal research and practices. Our team of experts is well versed in these areas, ensuring that your financial records are maintained as per industry-specific laws and regulations.

Bench Accounting's unparalleled combination of intuitive software and human expertise means your law firm's financial management is in capable hands. Our real, human bookkeepers can easily handle the unique aspects of legal bookkeeping from tracking billable hours to managing client’s funds effectively. Additionally, we are acquainted with intricate tax laws, ensuring that you avail all eligible deductions, and stay compliant with tax obligations. Whether it's organizing operating expenses, managing client funds, or preparing for annual tax filings, our tailored approach ensures that your bookkeeping and tax needs are met so you can focus on protecting our planet's resources.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

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Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do environmental lawyers have specific tax deductions or credits they can take advantage of?

Yes, environmental lawyers, like any professionals, can take advantage of certain tax deductions and credits specific to their line of work. This may include deductions for their office space (if they work from home), legal research costs, continuing education expenses, professional dues, and even travel expenses. Additionally, if they have incorporated their practice, they may be eligible for additional deductions. It's always recommended to consult with a professional bookkeeper or accountant to ensure they are maximizing their potential tax benefits.

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How should I handle the finances related to litigation expenses in environmental cases?

Dealing with the finances related to litigation expenses in environmental cases can be complex, therefore, it is wise to track and manage these costs meticulously. A professional bookkeeper can help in this regard by keeping precise records of all expenses, overseeing financial statements, ensuring that they comply with laws and regulations, and supporting in developing strategies to minimize costs.

They can also liaise with legal professionals to ensure an understanding of all financial obligations stemming from the case. It's important to remember each case and each business is unique, thus require tailored solutions when it comes to financial management.

At Bench Accounting, our expert bookkeepers understand the particularities linked to environmental litigation expenses. They utilize a thorough, organized approach to help ensure your finances are handled correctly throughout the process.

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What are best practices for tracking and billing time spent on an environmental case?

Tracking and billing time spent on an environmental case involves several best practices. First and foremost, it's vital to maintain a clear and organized record of all work done. Applications or software that track time are a good option for this.

Secondly, consider using a tiered billing system, where different tasks or roles are billed at different rates. This will reflect the complexity and expertise required for various tasks.

Thirdly, always provide detailed invoices. Each invoice should include specifics of the tasks completed, including time spent, the date, and the rate charged.

Lastly, ensure regular communication with the client about the billing system and any changes that might occur. Transparency is key in maintaining trust and understanding.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Environmental Lawyers

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