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A retainer agreement is a work for hire contract. It falls between a one-time contract and full-time employment. Its distinguishing feature is that the employer pays in advance for work to be specified later. The purpose of a retainer fee is to ensure payment for future services or work ...

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Sep 11, 2017 ... Attorneys charge different fees depending on the type of cases they're handling. Learn about retainer fees, flat fees and contingency fees.

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An upfront cost incurred by an individual in order to ensure the services of a consultant, freelancer, etc. A retainer fee is paid most commonly to individual ...

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When hiring an attorney, a potential client is often asked to pay an upfront fee called a “retainer” in order to hire the client. Many clients wonder why they should  ...

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Retainer fees are down-payments on an attorney's services. Having a retainer fee in place allows an attorney to feel confident that he or she will be paid for his  ...

www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/public-information/how-do-i-settle-on-a-fee-with-a-lawyer-.html

Talk to your lawyer about fees and expenses, and make sure that you .... Q. Is having a lawyer “on retainer” the same thing as paying a “retainer fee”? A. No.

www.entrepreneur.com/encyclopedia/retainer-fee

Definition: An amount of money that acts as a fee pre-payment; the remainder is refunded to the client . Retainer fees generally come into play when you hire an ...

www.rotlaw.com/legal-library/what-is-a-lawyer-retainer-fee

A lawyer retainer fee is usually based on a written agreement, signed by both the client and the attorney. The written agreement establishes the amount of the ...

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Jul 3, 2013 ... If you're like the majority of people, then you've never dealt with a retainer fee and don't know what the phrase means. And even if you are ...