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   CONTRACT LAW

As a business owner, you frequently enter into business agreements or arrangements.  All such agreements should be written in the form of a contract. Whether you’re being asked to sign one or present one, you need an expert in contract law who can help with contract review and contract drafting. Our contract law services include:

  • Contract Review
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Master Services Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Limitation of Liability and Waiver Agreements
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Pre-Litigation Settlement Agreements
  • Custom Business Contracts

CONTRACT REVIEW

When presented with a contract to sign, it’s best not to sign it until you have a lawyer perform a detailed contract review. Even if the other party says, “This is our standard contract,” you should always give it to qualified legal counsel to make sure the contract is in your best interests.

CUSTOM BUSINESS CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION

While verbal agreements may seem easier in the short term, if a dispute arises, then that verbal agreement could hurt your business due to difficulty in administering such agreements, or that they are completely unenforceable. You need business contracts tailored to your unique business requirements. We take the time to get to know your business and draft custom contracts that protect you and your business. Contact us to discuss your contract needs.

MASTER SERVICES ARRANGEMENTS

If you own a company and you provide a service of any kind, then all of your clients should sign a master services agreement. This agreement protects your business by specifying key terms such as indemnification, limitation of liability, intellectual property protection.

We can help you work out contractual agreements with distributors to make sure your product gets delivered through the proper channels to reach your end users.  We have deep experience with industrial and manufacturing clients as our managing partner is a chemical engineer with more than seventeen years of experience in manufacturing. Trust us to put your manufacturing company’s best interests first.

NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

If you are in discussions with another party and you don’t want those discussions made public or disclosed to any other party, then you need a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) drafted. NDA’s come in different forms, including unilateral and bilateral agreements. It’s important to know which type is correct for your particular situation, and in some cases you may need something more than an NDA.

How do you know if you need a nondisclosure agreement? Book a consultation with us to discuss your needs. We will counsel you on which is the correct nondisclosure agreement for you, given your business requirements.

LITIGATION MITIGATION

Disputes happen, and then negotiations ensue. To have a successful outcome in a negotiation, you need professional legal counsel that understands all of the issues involved. Without an attorney on your side, your final position in the negotiations may be compromised. H.A. Phillips Law has deep business as well as legal experience, so we look at business disputes from the perspective of your business goals.

In some cases, good negotiations result in a pre-litigation settlement agreement.  Properly negotiated and drafted pre-litigation settlement agreements can save you from excessive legal and court fees, and frequently are very close to the terms you could expect to win in a long-drawn court battle.

Regardless of your contractual needs, H.A. Phillips Law can provide you with both conscientious contract review and meticulous contract drafting.  Contact us to discuss your contract law needs.

TESTIMONIALS

“Heath is part of our organization, and not someone we hire on a just a project basis. I trust him to act in our best interest and be mindful of things that may not immediately occur to me. Working with Heath is like having an in-house counsel on a part time basis.”

Ben Addoms, CEO, Shotzoom Software