When you pay an attorney, a typical law firm allocates your money to cover:
Salaries and benefits for attorneys and support staff;
Firm infrastructure such as rent or building ownership, utilities that include computer networks and maintenance and countless other expenses;
Profits for firm shareholders;
Marketing costs that can subsume 10 to 20% of law firm funds.
Each of these funds help to support the law firm and create profit for them, but not for you.
I do not charge an upfront retainer when employed by you as a temporary part-time in house attorney.
My hourly pay creates my income, and I am at your disposal in-house with securitization of information, extensive education, and comprehensive resources to ensure that I can provide you with the representation and help you need.
My hourly rate of pay depends on the number of employees and is always reasonable.