Most savvy and seasoned business-owners recognize how much added value a competent business contracts attorney can provide versus using template or boiler-plate contracts found online or in cheap software packages at your local office-supply store. An ounce of good contract drafting or review is worth a pound of litigation costs. In other words, it is by far worth the fees you pay a business contracts attorney to draft a contract when compared to the costs of litigating a dispute over a poorly drafted contract.
The bottom line is that written contracts are literally the most important part of any business transaction – they are the keystone of every business-to-business or business-to-customer relationship. Template, Boiler-plate or non-lawyer drafted contracts generally fail to address all the necessary elements of the agreement, are not updated to account for recent changes in the law or court decisions, and are not customized to fit the needs of your business and the specific transaction.
Deficiencies in any one of these areas can be devastating to the contractual arrangement, as well as the businesses involved. When contract disputes arise and no matter how accommodating the parties are at the time of contract, a poorly drafted contract can cost one or both parties substantial sums of money in attorneys’ fees, court & litigation costs, a settlement payment or an unfavorable court judgment.
The Business Contracts Attorneys at Burns Law Firm draft, review, revise and customize a variety of contract types. Some of the more common types of written contracts our Business Attorneys handle include:
- Operating Agreements
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Consulting Agreements
- Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Stock Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Security Agreements
- Promissory Notes
- Stock Pledge Agreements
- Commercial and Residential Lease Agreements
- Settlement Agreements
- Indemnification Agreements