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Reviewing and Negotiating Many Types of Business Contracts

All businesses in Houston rely on contracts to govern multiple aspects of their operations. A contract will not only clearly set out your responsibilities under the agreement, it will also provide rights and protections for your company. Signing a contract with the wrong provisions can lead to financial losses and extensive liability. Not only will this wreak havoc on your bottom line, it can even end your enterprise.

That’s why it’s so important to have a Houston contract review attorney look over any agreement before you sign it. He may find errors or vague language that provide loopholes or create risk for your business. On the other hand, he may find opportunities to strengthen the contract to your advantage. There’s too much at stake to sign a contract without an attorney’s review.

While signing contracts may be second nature to you as part of your job, always keep in mind the effect a single unfavorable contract can have on your overall business. It is essential that you have an experienced Houston contract review attorney carefully read and analyze your business agreements with your company’s best interests in mind. Whether they are contracts with suppliers, contractors, employees, owners or merger candidates, a legal review is wise and prudent. If you need help drafting a legal contract, attorney Andrew Weisblatt at The Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC is ready to assist you. For more information about our contract review services, call us at 713-666-1981.

Choosing the Right Contract Review Attorney

There are many contract review attorneys in Houston to choose from.  So how do you pick the right one for your company?  First, take a look at the attorney’s bio.  Next, read reviews and testimonials by other clients.  You can learn a lot about an attorney by where they went to school, what kinds of cases they handle, and what clients have to say about their services.  The unique thing about attorney Andrew Weisblatt is that he has worked in his career as both inside corporate counsel and outside counsel.  This means he understands both sides of the coin.  He knows what it’s like to work inside a business – corporate finances, strategic planning, shareholder concerns, employee relations and growth strategies.  He also understands that when serving as outside counsel, he must provide premium client service and unique legal strategies customized to the individual needs of each client.  Andrew Weisblatt is deeply committed to doing so.

Reviewing a Wide Variety of Business Contracts

You may be tempted to skip a legal review of contracts to save time and money. This is almost always a mistake. Where contracts are concerned, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our law firm regularly assists companies by reviewing many types of contracts, including:

If someone else presents a contract for you to sign, always assume they tried to skew the terms in their favor. Be shrewd and cautious. You need a careful eye to scrutinize the legalese and read the small print in every contract provision to identify when a term or terms may put your business at risk.

On the other hand, you should also have an attorney review the contracts that you traditionally present to others. Many business owners use boilerplate contracts that do not fully address all the necessary issues of a unique situation. Similarly, if you use the same contracts over and over, the circumstances of the agreement may change while the contract will not, which can possibly expose your company to unnecessary risk and liability. Even routine contracts should be periodically updated and amended to reflect current trends and opportunities. Texas business laws may change over time, which could render certain terms unenforceable.

No matter what type of business contract you have and whether you or another party drafted it, you need an experienced contract review attorney to closely vet it.

Elements That a Contract Attorney Pays Attention To

At Weisblatt Law Firm, we can draft business contracts if needed. A skilled contract review attorney will include various elements when crafting a contract to make sure it is valid, enforceable and favorable to his client. Some of these elements include:

These are just a few of the many elements of an agreement that a business attorney can advise you about and analyze when you are creating contracts from scratch.

Contract Review You Can Trust

It is all too easy to skim a contract, assume it “looks good,” and sign on the dotted line to get the deal going. However, while you are skimming, you may miss important details that you otherwise would never agree to. Never be hasty in signing even the most routine contracts. The following are only some of many complex terms we review for our clients:

Of course, there will be additional terms, depending on the nature of your transaction and agreement. Never mistake any contract provisions as “meaningless” or “unimportant,” as those provisions could affect your business if something goes awry.

Negotiating Contract Terms

If we find terms in an agreement that seem potentially unfavorable, it does not necessarily mean the deal is off. Before you sign an agreement, you have the opportunity to suggest a compromise or changes regarding certain terms. If terms inaccurately describe the agreement, you can point out what needs to be adjusted. By negotiating concerning terms, you can end up with a contract that works for all parties, which often improves the entire contractual relationship.

If the party agrees to amend the terms, we can review the contract again to ensure that all negotiated changes occurred. If the party does not agree to your terms, we can assist in ongoing negotiations to see if we can reach a middle ground. Expressing concern about contract provisions does not have to be the end of a transaction. In fact, smart business dealings often show the other party your business IQ—and that they cannot take advantage of your company.

Understanding Legal Contracts

The Texas Bar Association provides a helpful primer on understanding legal contracts.  Following are some unique questions business owners may have about the formation and execution of valid contracts:

1. How long do I have to change my mind after I sign a contract?

In most cases, once you sign a contract, it is binding in Texas. That’s why it’s so important to have an attorney review it first.  Some people may believe they have the right to change their mind for a few days after signing.  This is incorrect.  There are only a few rare exceptions in Texas in which a person has three days to change their mind after signing a contract, such as an agreement arising from a solicitation at your residence.

2. Am I entitled to my attorney’s fees if I hire a lawyer to prosecute my claim?

Generally, your attorney’s fees will be covered by the defendant if you hire a lawyer to prosecute a breach of contract claim and you win in court.  If your lawsuit is settled out of court, your attorney has the option to negotiate fees as part of the settlement.

3. What is the minimum age a person has to be in Texas to enter into an enforceable contract?

A person must be at least 18 years old when signing a contract for it to be enforceable in Texas.  If you sign a contract with a minor, then the contract is generally voidable at the minor’s discretion.  However, if the minor wants to enforce the contract, then an adult is bound to the terms of the agreement.

Learn How Our Contract Review Attorney Can Assist Your Company

Businesses in Houston are often parties to multiple contracts at any given time. Most business owners do not have time to painstakingly review each contract term and decipher the often confusing legal language that contracts entail. A contract review attorney knows just what to look for and can recommended needed changes.  Leave the contract review to The Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC.  Call  713-666-1981 or contact the firm online to discuss our business law services today.

Steven Hanson

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    The Weisblatt Law Firm LLC
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