Because a business agreement creates the basis for your business relationship with other parties, it must contain complete, clear and accurate provisions for a successful outcome and avoidance of disputes and potential litigation. A well-drafted business agreement should reflect the desires of the parties and be legally compliant so that it is enforceable.
Examples of frequently used business agreements are:
Lease Agreements for commercial space and business equipment address such items as lease term and renewal options, rent and rent escalations, maintenance and repair of commercial space or equipment, assignability and sublease, options for renewal, termination and dispute resolution requirements. Vendor Agreements are best drafted to include mutually agreeable provisions to enhance the longevity of these important business relationships. Terms of these agreements include services and goods provided, cost and payment terms, duration and termination of the contract, confidentiality and indemnification of the parties.
Vendor Agreements are best drafted to include mutually agreeable provisions to enhance the longevity of these important business relationships. Terms of these agreements include services and goods provided, cost and payment terms, duration and termination of the contract, confidentiality and indemnification of the parties.
Employment & Agreements should reflect the understanding of both sides in order to produce a long-term, successful employment relationship and to aid employers in retaining high-quality employees and reducing hiring costs. Agreements between employers and employees typically include a description of job duties, compensation, length of employment, reasons for termination, and confidentiality provisions. Other types of employment agreements include non-compete agreements, independent contractor agreements and severance agreements.
It is crucial for a business owner to have the expertise of an experienced attorney versed in contract law to draft, negotiate and review business agreements. As a skilled, hands-on attorney and entrepreneur with deep experience in business and real estate industries, Bob Morton will work closely with you to understand your goals, develop strategies and draft contract terms in order to negotiate the best possible arrangement for your business to excel. As your attorney and advisor, he will also attempt to resolve conflicts arising from your contracts in the event of breach by either party in order to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. His experience resolving disputes and as an experienced trial lawyer aids in the agreement drafting process by identifying issues that commonly lead to disputes. Bob’s review of your existing agreements can also aid in your decision making and business planning.
His unique background as a small business owner, attorney and entrepreneur will enable you to focus on your day-to- day activities and long-term goals with the assurance that your business agreements have been well drafted and negotiated to protect you and your business and its objectives.
Should a dispute arise concerning your business agreements, dispute resolution through arbitration or mediation may be a preferred, cost-effective first step in resolving the conflict. However, if litigation becomes necessary, my technical knowledge and trial experience will enhance your chances of success in court, whether we are bringing or defending claims.