CONTRACT PRACTICE: NEGOTIATION, DRAFTING & REVIEW


Protect your personal needs

Our Firm will work with you to prepare and/or review your contracts, and if necessary, negotiate the terms affecting your rights and obligations under the contract so that you and your interests are protected. We will work with you on either a flat fee basis or on an hourly basis, depending on the circumstances of your case.

If all you need is for an attorney to review a contract, our Firm can quickly set up a consultation with you to review and/or revise your agreement, and provide you with an understanding of the legal issues that may affect you personally. These contracts may include:

- Residential Lease Agreements.
- Employment and Termination Agreements.
- Power of Attorneys.
- Living Wills.
- General and Mutual Releases.


Manage, operate and protect your business

To manage, operate or expand your business, you may want to hire employees, obtain added support from vendors, or bring on an agent or a business partner. During the course of your business operations, you may also need to ensure that your interests are protected and shielded from unnecessary liability. Our Firm will work with you to prepare and/or review agreements between you and other parties (such as vendors, employees, suppliers, contractors or business agents), and if necessary, negotiate on your behalf the terms affecting your rights, risks and obligations under the agreement so that you and your business interests are protected. We will work with you on either a flat fee basis or on an hourly basis, depending on the circumstances of your case.

If all you need is for an attorney to review an agreement regarding an enforcement issue or a dispute over it, our Firm can quickly set up a consultation with you, in person or on the phone, to help you understand the legal issues that may affect your business interests.

Our Firm drafts and carefully reviews most types of business agreements, including, but not limited to, the following:

- Commercial Lease Agreements.
- Independent Contractor Agreements.
- Licensing Agreements.
- Consulting Agreements.
- Service Agreements.
- Employment and Termination Agreements.
- Distributorship & Wholesale Agreements.
- Confidentiality Agreements.
- Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
- Model Releases/Modeling Contracts.
- Invoice terms and conditions.


For business planning and corporate transactions

Business owners need to plan ahead for the transfer of a business upon retirement and/or the sale of the company. This can be accomplished through agreements such as:

- Joint venture agreements.
- Operating agreements.
- Bylaws.
- Shareholder agreements.
- Partnership agreements.
- Buy-sell agreements.


Financing and loan documents

When opening a new business or expanding on an existing one, you may be required to obtain financing from a bank or other authorized financial institution. Our Firm can review the terms and conditions of loan documents. Our Firm can also assist you in identifying and obtaining other sources of capital to finance start-ups, business ventures, or ongoing operations. We can then assist with the drafting and/or review of loan agreements such as:

- Promissory notes.
- Pledge and security agreements.
- Forward agreements.