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After all, it’s not uncommon for wealthy Americans to have lawyers on retainer, and many call their lawyers whenever their hearts desire.

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Six in 10 clients have shortened deadlines on projects, and the average timeline of a client’s expectation has shrunk from more than a month to 2-4 weeks, while projects now outweigh retainer business by 55% to 45%.

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I think that there’s always going to be a place for retainer contracts with agencies for bigger brands.

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For freelancers on retainer, managing clients’ expectations while also staying within the bounds of the agreed upon job can be a delicate balance.

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Asked by an agent whether he had legal representation, Hopkins said Project Veritas had a lawyer on retainer “in case there’s anything that happens.”

Like any high-powered attorney who charges $100,000 for a retainer, Bolt always seems to be one step ahead of the competition.

One of the perks offered by the challenge is help from a list of professionals the foundation will keep on retainer.

McKesson pays its directors an annual cash retainer of $75,000.

Is it worth it for these companies to keep stars and their keepers on retainer?

"Very well," said the other, handing him a check for twenty-five dollars as a retainer, and straightway left the office.

It was very annoying—more than ever—to the Elder when he was required to put up twenty-five dollars in cash as a retainer.

He said with a touch of mock irony: "The sailor shall play his part—the obedient retainer of the house of Devlin."

His retainer fees are large; his work is exact; he is a man looked up to by those in the profession following a general practice.

It was the custom for each retainer to fit out his men according to his own taste, and at his own expense.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retainer, such as: adherents, appliance, attendant, clique, company, and cortege.

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