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Complaint Review: Paradigm Partners

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  • Submitted: Sat, November 26, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, September 01, 2012

  • Reported By: Texas United States of America
Paradigm Partners
Dairy Ashford Road Houston, Texas United States of America

Paradigm Partners Paradigm National Consultants, Karim solanji, Mark Lauber, Brian Cameron, Jim Foster, Larry Nealy, Zee Makhani, Saqib Dhanani Paradigm Partners, R&D tax credits, consulting firm Houston, Texas

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response from Paradigm Partners Management Team

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Paradigm National Consultants d/b/a Paradigm Partners (run by Karim Solanji, Mark Lauber, Brian Cameron, Larry Nealy, Jim Foster, Zee Makhani, Saqib Dhanani) sued for FRAUDULENT BILLING of clients!!!!  Read below - Paradigm bills un-experienced lawyers like Karim Solanji (only 5 years experience at $1,500 per hour), Saqib  Dhanani (2 yrs - at $1,500/hr) and Tony Kuo (LESSS THAN A YEAR EXPERIENCE at $950/hr)!!!!

Be careful if you consider doing business with this company.  There are a number of lawsuits on file against this company for FRAUD.  Apogee Biotechnology Corp (ABC) filed suit in Harris County (Houston), Texas (Cause No. 2011-15561).  "Paradigm invoices includes hours that its staff did not actually work...upon further review of Paradigm's billing, it appears that Paradigm engaged ini a scheme to defraud ABC and its other clients...Paradigm does the minimal amount of work possible, either cutting and pasting the work product of the client...Paradigm will, after the fact, doctor up a false record of time spent and tasks performed and then apply unlawfully high hourly fees to those hours so that the final invoice totals up to an amount just above the 25% cap."  "Paradigm charges hourly rates for its staff that grossly exceed any reasonable industry norm and, in some cases, actually violate law."

all of the above comes straight out of the Court records!!  look it up for your self!

This is not an isolated incident.  JS Genetics also sued Paradigm for almost the exact same thing!!  (look in Federal Court in Houston - Civil Action No. 4:11-cv-01047).  JS Genetics talks about the "bate and switch" which Paradigm pulled on them.  THEY CHARGED $950/HR FOR SOMEONE WITH LESS THAN 6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE!  THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE - which is why they were sued for Fraud!!!

Karim Solanji, Saqib Dhanani, Zee Makhani, Larry Nealy, Brian Cameron - clearly all sanction this!!

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Response from Paradigm Partners Management Team

AUTHOR: Paradigm Partners Management - (USA)

Apogee, mentioned in this posting, was awarded $825,673.55 in cash awards which was deposited into their account as a result of Paradigm Partners' grant writing services. There was a disagreement on the bill which was resolved professionally out of court and to both parties satisfaction.

Similarly, JS Genetics was awarded $467,538.93 in cash awards which was also deposited into their bank account as a result of Paradigm Partners' grant writing services. An invoice misunderstanding was resolved professionally out of court and to both parties satisfaction.

Similar to Apogee and JS Genetics, we were able to assist 149 other companies receive cash awards totaling $45.3 million dollars which represented 4.53% of the total $1 billion awarded.

Unfortunately, every successful business will have business disputes. This should be expected when servicing thousands of clients and adding new clients at the rate of 50-80 per month. What separates companies with integrity from those without is how those disputes are handled. 

Last year, Paradigm was named one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine with a stellar 681% 3-year growth rate and ranked #37 in Business Services and #9 in Houston (http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/paradigm-partners). Paradigm was also ranked #14 in Houston by the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100 (http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/print-edition/2011/09/23/inside-scoop-on-houstons-fast-100.html?page=all).

Paradigm has also added cutting edge new services, alliance partners (including some of the nation's largest and most respected CPA firms and payroll processing firms) and expanded operations internationally.

Paradigm is grateful to its phenomenal employees, CPA and Alliance partners and valued clients and looks forward to providing best-in-class consulting services for many years to come.
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