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Retainer

Cost:

From: $300.00 / month

A Retainer establishes a relationship between GCO and your company, and entitles you to consult with GCO and to request additional fixed fee services.  The retainer comes in 3 tiers: 1) Basic, 2) Plus and 3) Premium.  Retainers are billed monthly in advance and are non-refundable, subject to the terms of the Retainer agreement.

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A Retainer establishes a relationship between GCO and your company, and entitles you to consult with GCO and to request additional fixed fee services.  A consultation is a live meeting, held online or over the telephone, to address your legal concerns and questions in a fully interactive conversation.  Fixed fee services are described in the Services and Pricing area of the GCO website.  To establish a Retainer relationship with GCO, you and GCO will both sign an Retainer Agreement online within the GCO site as part of the fulfillment process.  If you are uncertain whether you should retain GCO for your legal needs, please schedule a brief interview with us to ask about our services.

We offer 3 different Retainer packages:

  1. A BASIC Retainer is for those businesses whose need for an attorney consultation is sporadic and infrequent.  For $300 per month, GCO will commit to a cumulative 2 hours of live consultation time, arranged at your convenience, to address your legal questions and concerns.  Consultation time in excess of 2 hours is billable at $200 per hour.
  2. A PLUS Retainer is for the business whose needs for legal consultation and services is greater and is likely to require 4 hours of cumulative, live consultation time per month.  It costs $500 per month.  Consultation time in excess of 4 hours is billed at rate of $150 per hour.
  3. An PREMIUM Retainer is for the business that will require up to 8 hours of consultation time per month.  The Extensive Retainer costs $1000 per month.  Consultation time in excess of 8 hours a month is billed at a rate of $125 per hour.

Billing and Refunds. Retainers are billed in advance, monthly, starting on the date that you order the Retainer.  When you order a Retainer, we guarantee our availability to you for the number of hours in the retainer.  For this reason, the Retainer fee is non-refundable.

Carry-Over Hours. You may carry-over up to one month’s unused Retainer hours for a period of one month. After that, they are forfeit. For example, if you have 2 unused hours from January, they will be added to February’s total. In March, the January hours are removed from the total hours balance. Months may “cascade”: in the above scenario, any unused February hours will be carried into March, but lost in April. Please forgive the strictness of this policy: if carry-overs were permitted for more than a month, GCO’s promised availability for you and other clients would become unpredictable.