Contracts are the basis of your relationships with your customers, your suppliers, and — in some cases — your employees. You need to make sure that your contracts are strong and flexible so you can maximize the efficiency and the returns from your effort.
Contracts are the lubricant that keeps business working together without damaging each other. Just like muscles, contracts are the pushes, pulls, and slides that get work done on a day-to-day basis. It’s often said, “a handshake isn’t worth what it used to be.” This is true, and while oral agreements are convenient, they aren’t often enforceable. Did you know that most contracts have to be in writing to be enforceable?
- What should a contract look like for your business? Are you sure?
- What happens if one of you breaches the contract?
- If you bolt something to the wall of your leased space, is that now the landlords’ property?
- Can contracts require not going to court?
- What happens if a part of the contract is ‘unenforceable?
Robert Frost said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Well, good contracts make good business relationships. When disputes arise, a contact becomes the authority on what rights you may or may not have. Make sure your contracts and leases protect your interests and are enforceable.
While you may find contract and lease templates online, they will not be specific enough to properly protect you. Let us help tailor your business with leases, contracts, and other agreements to the unique requirements of your business’s needs and requirements. We will ensure your interests are protected, that the agreement is appropriate for you now and in the future, and that the agreement is enforceable to ensure your long-term stability and security. Contact our office for a Consultation with one of our Business Attorneys.