At the Piatchek Law Firm, our attorneys can help you at every stage of contact law, including contract creation, review, and enforcement. We can meet with you when you need to draw up a contract, and we can help you review a contract someone else drew up (hopefully before you sign it). Plus, we can enforce or defend against a contract once it has been signed.
Contracts are a common and indispensable feature of nearly every personal and business transaction. Many individuals and business owners, however, try to save money by using boilerplate contracts, trusting that the “cookie-cutter” forms will adequately protect their rights. Unfortunately, since these forms are not personalized to your unique situation, they are likely to overlook important aspects that only apply to you.
The Importance of Contracts
When properly drafted, contracts can prevent future misunderstandings by clearly defining the rights and obligations of each party to any transaction, no matter how big or small it may be. Contracts can be used to minimize the risk of lawsuits and limit your liability. Contracts also allow you to address contingencies and unforeseen events in writing, protecting you if the unexpected occurs.
Meet with an Attorney Before Signing a Contract
The single most common mistake that we see clients make is signing a contract without first talking to an attorney. Neglecting this simple step often costs the person or business far more in time, worry, and expense when compared with the cost of simply meeting with an attorney beforehand. We could have very easily saved many people time and money if they would have called us ahead of time, before signing the contract. Please remember, it is almost always less expensive to meet with an attorney than to not meet with one!
How to Get Started
One of our experienced attorneys can advise you about any personal or business contract. Our attorneys skillfully negotiate terms and conditions when drafting custom contracts designed to meet the very specific needs of your particular situation. We also review and revise proposed contracts drafted by another party to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected. We do all of this while offering you a high degree of personal attention and maintaining our commitments to quality and affordability.
We can assist you with most types of business contracts, including the following:
- LLC operating agreements
- Residential and commercial lease agreements
- Lease with option to purchase agreements
- Agreements for the purchase or sale of real estate
- Contract for deed
- Private party real estate transactions
- Licensing agreements
- Service and employment contracts
- Vendor and supplier agreements
- Review franchise agreements
- Employment-related contracts
- Confidentiality agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Severance packages
- Independent contractor agreements
- Intellectual property rights
- Agreements for the purchase and sale of a business, equipment, or other assets
- Any business, personal, or real estate contract
To discuss your contract needs with one of our attorneys, schedule an initial consultation by calling our offices directly at 417-882-5858 or by contacting us online.