Business Contracts Attorneys
Drafting contracts is one of our many business law services that we recommend most often. If you are about to enter into a deal, partnership, agreement or sale, drafting a comprehensive contract is a must. Contracts are meant to protect your rights and ensure you receive the proper treatment, amenities, goods, services or payment that is defined within the document. That way, if a disagreement or breach of contract occurs, the contract can be used as a guideline of how you should proceed.
Contract Drafting & Business Lawyers In Gainesville, FL
Do I Need A Contract?
The short answer is: yes. At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., we recommend drafting a contract for many situations because it’s in the best interest of both parties. A contract clearly defines the relationship of the parties (owner/renter; buyer/seller; partnerships; contractor/client; employer/employee) so that everyone involved understands their responsibilities up front. When you sign a contract, you should fully understand exactly what is being asked of you in terms of payment; providing goods or services; maintenance of a property or piece of equipment; confidentiality agreements; and any other obligations that the parties agree upon. Contracts aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of document. They are drafted to fit the situation at hand, so you should choose a business law firm with attorneys who are willing to sit down with you and become familiarized with your contract needs.
Many law firms across North Central Florida offer contract drafting services, so admittedly, it can be difficult for you to determine which firm to choose. Does one firm differ from the next? In truth, each firm is likely capable of drafting a passable contract for your situation. But the type of counsel and service you receive is what makes the difference in a contract that will protect your rights and one that does very little should a dispute arise. What's your case worth? Don't miss out on substantial business opportunities by foregoing a contract.
Negotiating Your Contract
One thing we find that many of our clients didn’t know is that contracts can be changed prior to signing. You have every right to have your attorney look over a contract, so don’t let someone pressure you into signing right away. You may even have an attorney in Gainesville, FL draft a counter contract to present to the other parties which better suits your needs and protects your interests. We find that in real estate, many clients blindly sign a contract from real estate agents and brokers, assuming they have no say in the contract terms. But you should know that those associates may not have any actual law experience, and they could be using a standardized contract form to make things easier.
If you have any doubts or questions about a contract,
please call us right away to schedule a consultation.
The construction, real estate and business law attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts are fully versed in Florida business law and are able to draft adequate contracts in a timely manner. You can trust our expertise and counsel because we only want what is in the best interest of our clients.
Understanding Your Contract
A contract is a legally binding agreement, so you are bound to the duties and obligations set forth through the document. That is why it’s so important to understand each element of a contract before signing. When a breach of contract occurs, there can be severe consequences, such as:
- Losing a job
- Losing a house
- Missing out on a sale
- Losing a product
- Being forced to pay large sums of money
The list of negative effects can go on and on. Even if you didn’t realize that you weren’t performing tasks, maintenance or services agreed upon, you are still liable. When you rely on a Gainesville business lawyer to draft a contract for you, the opportunity to discuss your role is presented, and our attorneys will make sure you know exactly what is expected of you.
Contract Drafting At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A.
When you choose our business attorneys for your contract drafting needs, you can expect:
- Contracts written in plain speak that are easy to understand.
- To meet with your attorney to discuss your unique situation.
- Expert counsel to so you know what rights and liabilities you have in order to protect them.
As a business law firm in Gainesville, FL, we draft contracts for hundreds of clients in a variety of situations from individuals to large corporations and everything in between. We are committed to providing trusted counsel to all of our clients so that they can make the right business decisions. Call our law firm today.