Retainer Agreement Template (Free)

Customizable retainer agreement template to duplicate and edit in seconds. Make your own retainer agreement for free on this page to define each party's duties.
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How to make your own retainer agreement

Make your own retainer agreement with this free template in three steps. First, go ahead and download the template either as a DOCX or PDF, and then edit it by filling all of the blanks and add your electronic signature to the retainer agreement. Then, remember to save your changes and send your agreement to the other party.

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1. Download the template

Save the retainer agreement template as a DOCX, PDF, or save it to Google Drive.

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2. Edit the document

Fill the blanks with your information. Remember to check if everything's correct at the end.

3. Sign and share it

Add your electronic signature to the document and share it to the other party so they can do that as well.

Retainer agreement — containing everything it should

A retainer agreement  is what people call a work-for-hire contract within legal services. Retainer contracts usually take place between two parties, but if you have more of a complex contract, SignHouse can help you electronically sign retainer contracts between as many parties as needed and request signatures. Regardless of which side of the contract you're sitting on, this contract is dedicated to you. We've built the contract template with all parties in mind.

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Legally binding retainer contracts

SignHouse only builds contracts that are legally binding. Our contracts can be done between two or more parties, and they're 100% enforceable by law in any situation. This applies to the retainer contract too.

Built with expert legal advisors

Our contracts were possible to be made thanks to the professional legal advisors that stood next to us when building each contract. Fear not, our contracts are all complete and they cover every needed legal aspects.

Many other contract templates

You're now reading about the retainer contract template. Though, SignHouse is more than that, as we have a library of contract templates that are free to use at any time. Many contracts, made for you!

Invite other signers to the contract

Add your online signature to the retainer agreement all by yourself and then make use of it, or you can also invite other people to digitally sign it with you within SignHouse. You can invite unlimited signers.

Why use our example of a retainer contract?

At SignHouse, we're making all sorts of contract templates, and we offer all of them for free - just like the retainer agreement template. Aside from the free trial, we believe that SignHouse is a really accessible eSignature software, and this is one the very first reasons why we recommend our product.

Available on all platforms

SignHouse's digital signature maker and the retainer agreement template are available on all sorts of devices. Whether you're a mobile or a desktop enjoyer, you can easily use SignHouse.

Respected privacy

In such a digitalised world, we totally understand how you want your privacy respected. That's why none of your data goes away without your will and approval. SignHouse takes care of all your documents.

Time saving

You don't have to write contracts and like the retainer contract by yourself anymore, as we're doing that for you. Using SignHouse means that you get to save hours of work that are better spent on other to-dos.

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The support team is always happy to answer your questions related to SignHouse and the contract templates. Hit the bubble in the bottom-right corner of any page on our website in order to get in touch.

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Frequently asked questions

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

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