Contracts and Negotiation

Contracts-NegotiationsIn an era of template contracts, on-line legal resources and “click to accept,” many business owners see agreements with customers, suppliers, contractors and strategic partners as just another administrative task.

Your eyes glaze over as you read what you can only assume is boilerplate legal language that appears in all contracts. It only takes one significant contract dispute to learn that this is not the case.

Where and how have you agreed to resolve disputes? The courthouse down the street or arbitration in some far flung city? What is the limit on your liability? Have you protected your intellectual property rights? If you sell your business, is the agreement you signed assignable to the buyer?

These are just a few of the issues that we will identify and explain when we review an agreement for you. Contrary to popular belief, nearly all business agreements can and should be negotiated to minimize your business risk.