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CONTRACT REVIEW & DRAFTING

A legal contract plays a critical role in defining the rights and responsibilities of the parties. Contract issues are at the root of many business disputes. A well-written contract is the first line of defense against future legal disputes. Our firm will work with you to identify your personal, professional, and financial goals and draft your contract keeping those goals in mind. We analyze business risks and take into consideration any other factors that may affect how the contract is drafted.

The contract should be sufficient to address the parties’ obligations and their rights, the essential terms in a bargain-for relationship, which may include specific time and date of delivery of services or goods, how such services and goods are made, materials, and how to resolve issues should a conflict arise and what are the remedies for each party in the event of a contractual breach by the other party. It is essential that every business is well equipped with service agreements and contracts when working with other companies. It is also important that companies have standard operating agreements between members and corporations have a well drafted By Laws for shareholders and the Board of Directors. It is equally important that corporations have standardized employee handbooks that include operating procedures and methods of handling harassment issues, which must be in compliance with federal and state regulations. The agreements should be unambiguous, clear and unequivocal, and contains definite languages and terms to make the agreement an enforceable contract.

If you have been given a contract to sign, it is important to understand what those rights and responsibilities are to ensure you comply with them accordingly. Whether you are a business owner, a contractor, subcontractor, vender or property owner, the attorneys at Law Offices of Rachel H. Lew, APLC can review your contract and help you fully understand exactly what it is you are signing. If there are provisions that do not serve your best interests, we can modify the terms by negotiating with the other contracting party for more favorable terms. We will also make any final adjustments to wording in order to successfully close your deal. Throughout the entire process, our clients receive the legal guidance and support necessary for optimal protection of their rights and interests.

The followings are some areas the Law Offices of Rachel H. Lew, APLC has prepared agreements for our business, real estate or individual clients.

  • Partnership Agreement
  • Vendor Services Agreement
  • Purchase & Sale Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure & Trade Secrets Confidentiality Agreement
  • Non-Competition Agreement
  • Shareholder Agreement
  • Buy Sell Agreement
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Framework Agreement
  • Loan Agreement
  • Deed of Trust
  • Security Agreement
  • Landscape Agreement
  • Employment Agreement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Severance and Release Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Business Cooperation Agreement
  • Commercial & Residential Lease Agreement
  • LLC Operating Agreement
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Premarital Agreement
  • Marital Agreement

It takes a well-trained attorney to know all of the ins and outs of contract formation and how to properly structure an agreement to make sure that it is a legally binding and enforceable contract that truly represents the parties’ intentions. At the Law Offices of Rachel H. Lew, APLC, we take pride in listening to the needs of our clients, no matter how big or small, to ensure the client’s interests are protected to the fullest extent possible. Call today to schedule an appointment.