BroadDesk Legal

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Contract Reviewing and Drafting

Contracts are difficult and complex animals and often the details of a contracts terms and conditions can materially impact a new business.

Are you confident in answering questions like:

  • Is your contract properly formed?
  • What law will apply to your contract (UCC or Common Law)?
  • What is the impact of a breach on your contract?
  • What jurisdiction should the contract be enforced in?

Drafting or signing a contract without fully understanding its legal ramifications is a lot like skydiving with a second hand parachute.

BroadDesk Legal can take you step by step through all of your contract issues and identify items like:

  • Where are the patent and latent ambiguities?
  • What is the strength of your contract?
  • Are the terms fair and what are the risks of a court nullifying or rewriting your terms?
  • Are all the necessary terms and conditions included in your agreement?

Below are several checklists and outlines to look at and consider when reviewing or drafting a contract:

Check List For Payment of Commissions in a Sales Agreement
When drafting an agreement for a sales agent or representative, how he or she gets paid will be the most  critical part of your agreement. Here is a checklist of items you should consider when drafting this agreement.
Discussion Outline for Model Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is customarily employed to reduce to writing a preliminary understanding of the parties who intend to enter a contract. A letter of intent may be binding even though it refers to the drafting of a future, more formal agreement. As a result, there are risks involved with their use. A party not wishing to be prematurely bound by a letter agreement is advised to include a provision clearly stating that the letter is nonbinding. Here is a discussion outline for a model letter of intent.
Drafting Checklist Considerations in Partnership Agreements
A partnership is a single business where two or more people share ownership. Each partner contributes to all aspects of the business, including money, property, labor or skill. In return, each partner shares in the profits and losses of the business. Because partnerships entail more than one person in the decision-making process, it’s important to discuss a wide variety of issues up front and develop a legal partnership agreement. This agreement should document how future business decisions will be made, including how the partners will divide profits, resolve disputes, change ownership (bring in new partners or buy out current partners) and how to dissolve the partnership. Although partnership agreements are not legally required, they are strongly recommended and it is considered extremely risky to operate without one. Here are issues to consider when drafting a general partnership agreement.
Matters to Consider When Drafting an Arbitration Clause
An arbitration clause is a clause in a contract that requires the parties to resolve their disputes through an arbitration process. Although such a clause may or may not specify that arbitration occur within a specific jurisdiction, it always binds the parties to a type of resolution outside of the courts, and is therefore considered a kind of forum selection clause.Here are matters you should consider when adding an arbitration clause to your agreement.
Agreement for Sale of Goods Organizational Outline
This outline identifies the components of a sales agreement under the Uniform Commercial Code. Certain provisions may be deleted or kept depending on advice from your attorney. Because Division 2 of the Commercial Code governs the sale of all kinds of goods, no single checklist or form could ever anticipate the multitude of variables that an attorney may encounter in the drafting process however; this is a fairly comprehensive list.
Issues to be Considered When Drafting Employment Agreements
When drafting an agreement for a sales agent or representative, how he or she gets paid will be the most  critical part of your agreement. Here is a checklist of items you should consider when drafting this agreement.
Checklist for Drafting Consulting Agreements
In recent years, employees have acquired an array of legal protections that circumscribe an employer’s formerly absolute legal control over the relationship. An individual employment contract can define, and therefore limit, potential liability to an important employee. At the same time, it can define, and therefore make it easier to enforce, the employee’s obligations to the employer both during and after employment. The following checklist discusses the important issues an employer should consider in drafting an employment agreement.
Matters to Consider When Drafting an International Distribution Agreement
Many factors go into the creation of a great distributor agreement. Mistakes in a distributor agreement are almost invisible during the courtship between a distributor and a manufacturer. Unfortunately, those same mistakes grow into glaring errors at the end of a distribution partnership. In order to avoid problems at the time of termination, the creator of a distributor agreement must ensure that unsound clauses are not inserted and that particular phrases are not omitted. Here is a checklist of matters to consider when drafting an international distribution agreement.

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