Reference fee?

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My future parter wants me to pay him a reference fee which I believe he is not entitled to.

D: Not pay reference fee to future partner
D': Pay refference fee to future partner
B: Be respected in our future partnership
C: Ensure future partnership.
A: Build ground for future partnership.
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In order to Build ground for future partnership. I must Be respected in our future partnership and in order to Be respected in our future partnership I must Not pay reference fee to future partner. But, in order to Build ground for future partnership. I must also Ensure future partnership. and in order to Ensure future partnership. I must Pay refference fee to future partner. I can't both Not pay reference fee to future partner and Pay refference fee to future partner.
RelationAssumption(s)Injection(s)
D-D'1 - He is not entitled to that reference fee.
2 - If I pay him he will not respect me.
3 - This will build a precedent for future ocasions.
4 - Paying him means that I will have to do so with future customers.
1 - He could be entitled to a fee but a simbolic amount.
2 - If he convinced me that he is entitled to the fee, I would not consider his request as disrispectful.
3 - Set the ground that in future ocassions he will not receive such fee, since he has not done a single thing to receive it.
4 - Idem.
B-D1 - It is not fair to give him a refference for making me handshake with a lawyers.
2 - He will charge this fee for future transactions.
3 - He will take away what I have earned.
4 - He will take away anything that he pleases.
5 - I will consent with this bully behavior now and in the future.
1 - Ask other sources if this is a common practice between lawyers. And if so, pay refference fee.
2 - Clear that this is the first and only time with me.
3 - No injection.
4 - No injection.
5 - Speak to him and explain that I believe that his behavior is bullish because he is taking advantage of my objective.
C-D'1 - He is a stubborn person.
2 - He does not take no for an answer.
3 - He wants absolute control over my actions.
4 - He will exclude me from the future partnership.
1 - Explain slowly and repeatedly.
2 - Offer alternatives where NO can be invalidated.
3 - Set ground rules regarding my networking and actions in the future.
4 - Explain the added value that I will bring to the partnership.