Whether you are a small business, large company, or individual sole proprietor, a contracts lawyer can offer the legal advice you need. Contracts lawyers negotiate contracts, handle contract drafting and revisions, and help you execute legally enforceable agreements. Many lawyers like to tell people why something cannot be done, but that’s not our style. We enjoy being part of the creation of new products and services – the energy is contagious. As a former CEO and current business lawyer, we work to find ways to structure contracts to accomplish a company’s goals, on-time, and on-budget. We have negotiated agreements with many US and international companies, representing companies ranging from start-ups to large organizations. Ultimately, we understand how to help an organization work more efficiently, so you can direct your efforts and resources on profits and growing your business. Whether you need a general template or a contract customized for a specific transaction, we can help.
How Do I Know If I Need a Contract Attorney?
Legal contracts and agreements must follow a specific format and include specific provisions in order to be binding. When you work with our firm to draft and execute your contracts, we will do our best to eliminate the loopholes and ambiguity to keep you out of court. Before you start the process of negotiating any type of legal agreement or document, it’s smart to bring in a contracts lawyer to guide you through the process.
Your Contract Lawyer as a Negotiator
We are fierce negotiators on behalf of our clients. We will adapt to the situation and understand that certain situations require different negotiation styles rather than assuming one style fits all contexts and clients. Implementing the right skill in the right context requires both insight and experience. Our experience enables us to know when to push hard on a provision, and when to let it go. When negotiations reach an impasse, we can advise you on the risks and concerns, so that you can make a more informed decision on how to proceed.
For example, we’ve negotiated dozens of commercial leases for various kinds of space – shopping malls, standalone retail, office space, and industrial space. Commercial leases are complex and lengthy documents, often involving rent payments over $250,000 over 5-year terms. Knowing from experience, they are always heavily weighted in favor of the landlord. The worst thing a tenant can do is sign the lease, without having an experienced attorney negotiate on the tenant’s behalf. When representing tenants, we use our years of experience in this area to rebalance the lease so that it is fairer, and we make sure our clients’ interests are protected as much as possible.
Contracts that we commonly handle include:
- Contractor agreements
- Master services agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Commercial leases
- Employment agreements
- Marketing agreements
- Vendor contracts
- Supplier contracts
- License agreements
We always try to make contracts as clear as possible, so that each party knows its rights and obligations. Ambiguity and sloppy contracts will put you in court, asking a judge to interpret what the contract means. We do our best so that you never have to go through that, because we work to eliminate archaic legal terminology that is difficult to understand.
Consider the following when determining which law firm should handle your contract and commercial transactions:
- Comfort Level – Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- Credentials – How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on these types of contracts before? Do they have experience working with individuals, business owners, in-house counsel or other relevant stakeholders?
- Cost – How are the lawyer’s fees structured – hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your project?
Client Service Philosophy
For every client, our service philosophy is to be immediately accessible, add value to every endeavor, and provide efficient legal advice that advances strategic objectives while protecting the bottom line. We take the time to learn each client’s business to serve as an integral part of the team.
Contact The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz
As you can see, an experienced business lawyer who can create contracts that provide the right protections and help you achieve your goals can be incredibly helpful. The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz is here to answer any of your questions and address your concerns so you can focus on what matters most – the day-to-day operations of your business. We will help you create contracts that will give you the proper legal foundation to succeed in your new venture.
To contact us, schedule an initial consultation today. We’re looking forward to getting started.