It really depends upon the attorney.
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Of course you can ask. The attorney probably won't be offended, as I am sure your request would not be the first.
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Some attorneys will work with some clients on a percentage basis. It usually involves a long-term relationship in which the attorney is basically the artist's go-to "general entertainment attorney" or "legal quarterback" on pretty much a 24/7/365 basis. In exchange the attorney gets a percentage (usually 5%) of everything the artist grosses from their entertainment endeavors. In most cases, for this to be economically feasible for the attorney, it means the artist has to be making a decent living as an entertainer. There are many other possible fee arrangements, including hourly billing against a retainer, flat-fees for specific services or projects, or contingency fees (usually a higher percentage) for a specific deal, case, or project that has a reasonably certain eventual payout. Speak to prospective attorneys about their fee arrangements and feel free to propose creative solutions. The attorney can't say "yes" unless you ask.
Yes, some attorneys do accept percentage fees. However, many attorneys do not. It just depends on the attorney and the specific facts and circumstances of your matter.
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