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Almost every business will have the need for some type of contract at one time or another, and some businesses enter in numerous contracts on a regular basis. In fact, the very act of engaging in any business—providing goods or services for some form of consideration—inherently forms a contractual relationship. Every contract that you or your business enters into should be carefully drafted to make sure all of your business rights are protected and that the contract benefits your business and does not create any unnecessary burdens, costs, or liability.

Many business owners, however, not know the principles of contract law and may therefore look to the internet for samples of contracts. However, such sample contracts with boilerplate terms rarely cover all of the bases that may be necessary to fully protect your rights in the contract. Instead, you should always seek the assistance of a business contract attorney to carefully draft a contract that is specifically tailored to your needs and best interests. Andrew Weisblatt is an experienced business lawyer practicing in Houston who has successfully helped many clients draft and negotiate a variety of contracts.

If you operate a business, it’s critical that you have an attorney draft the contracts that you use on a regular basis. In addition, it’s highly advisable to have your existing contracts regularly reviewed and updated. To schedule a consultation with Houston business attorney Andrew Weisblatt, call our office today at (713) 352-0847 or contact us online.

Types of Business Contracts

Since 1992, Houston attorney Andrew Weisblatt has been helping businesses of all types and sizes with the contract needs. He is equally comfortable working with one-person startups as he is helping multi-national corporations with all of their legal needs. He has drafted all types of business agreements, including:

Mr. Weisblatt is a skilled litigator and an experienced negotiator, and he brings those skills into the contract negotiation and formation process. He is always ready to zealously represent the interests of his clients and takes the time it requires to fully understand your needs and intentions.

Well-Drafted Business Contracts Can Help Avoid Conflicts in the Future

When you enter into a business relationship, it’s essential that all parties understand their rights and obligations. This is true whether you’re hiring an employee, working with a vendor, or selling your goods or services to a client or a customer. When the parties to an agreement are not aware of these issues, it is significantly more likely that a dispute will arise.

For this reason, a clear, formalized agreement that is drafted by an experienced attorney can help avoid future conflicts that can result in costly litigation. The up-front costs associated with retaining an attorney to draft your business agreements can save you both time and money in the future. In fact, in some cases, a business dispute could even cost you your entire business—even during a recent boom economy in Texas, where 18,499 new businesses started up in a single quarter of 2016, 15,395 businesses went under, costing 57,352 jobs.

Retain an attorney to draft every agreement into which you enter.

When Is it Time to Contact a Contract Attorney?

Many business owners wonder when it’s an appropriate time to contact an attorney regarding their business contracts. While it’s advisable to consult with an attorney regularly about your business relationships, here are some of the times that it’s absolutely critical to seek the counsel of a lawyer familiar with drafting and reviewing business contracts:

These are just some of the situations in which it’s important to contact a business attorney regarding your contracts. If you have any questions or concerns about new or existing agreements, it’s advisable to speak to an experienced Houston business attorney.

Never Use an Online DIY Legal Services to Create Your Business Contracts

If you’re a small business owner, it’s likely that you’re a savvy, cost-conscious entrepreneur who is looking to save money wherever you can. As a result, you may be tempted to use one of the several online do-it-yourself legal services to draft your essential business contracts. These services tend to be much cheaper than retaining an attorney and allow you to “plug in” your relevant information and out pops a contract. What could go wrong?

Unfortunately, the answer to the question posed above is “a lot.” Contracts that are not carefully tailored to the specific circumstances at hand and to the jurisdiction in which they will be executed can result in significant unforeseen consequences and may even be completely unenforceable. Imagine that you find yourself in a dispute with a vendor that you believe can be resolved through a straightforward legal action to enforce your contract only to find out that it does not comply with the laws of your jurisdiction and is completely worthless. At that point, it’s fairly certain that you will wish that you had spent the extra money to have an attorney draft you a contract specific to your needs.

A lawyer can do many things that an online service cannot. These include:

It’s Not Too Late to Discuss Your Existing Business Contracts With a Houston Attorney

If you own a business, there’s a chance that you have been operating without the contracts you need or with boilerplate contracts that you found or had developed online. Many entrepreneurs understandably are more interested in getting the deal done than they are hammering out the boring details. In addition, if you are about to close a deal, the last thing you want to do is tell your new client or customer that you’d love to do business, but you’re going to have to talk to your lawyer first.

Fortunately, it’s not too late. You can always formalize existing business relationships with a written contract drafted by an experienced lawyer. An attorney can review your existing agreement and draft a contract that memorializes it and protects your business interests.

In the event that you used a generic contract, an attorney can take the necessary steps to invalidate that agreement and draft a superseding contract that more accurately addresses your business arrangement and complies with the specific laws in your jurisdiction.

Important Terms in Business Contracts

Every contract has terms and conditions that outline the specific agreement at hand. Though terms and conditions may vary from contract to contract, there are many common terms and conditions that should generally be included in the drafting process. These include as follows:

Every contract provision should be drafted in a way that is as favorable to your business as possible and you should ensure that no terms or conditions are unfair to your business.

Contact An Experienced Business Lawyer In Houston Today

Every contract you sign on behalf of your business should be taken seriously. This means you should never enter into any type of contract without having a business attorney negotiate and draft a contract that specifically addresses any unique issues or circumstances of this particular agreement. If you need to enter into a business contract for any reason, please call The Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC in Houston at (713) 352-0847 or write to us online to discuss your needs, our services, and how we can help you.

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