You may have heard contracts referred to as “sacred,” “binding,” or “non-negotiable.” On the surface, a contract can seem like a document that is set in stone. However, while contracts do set the stage for our relationships with other parties and establish certain business conduct, not all contracts are enforceable. In fact, depending upon factors unique to you or your business, a contract may be negotiated, a contract may be modified, your performance under a contract may be excused (or waived), and you may even be entitled to damages. Defenses to contract formation may cause a contract to fail in part or in its entirety, and a contract excuse may lead one party not to perform under the contract.
On the other hand, I can carefully draft an iron-clad contract to enforce your rights and preserve your interests. A contract drafted for you will be custom-tailored to you and your business’ needs and induce parties to conform their behavior to that contract. A skillfully drafted contract must stand the test of time, anticipated circumstances, and change in market conditions.
If you would like assistance reviewing a contract or have a contract dispute, our Business and Contract Practice will take the contract you provide us apart, one word at a time.
Contract Law Practice Areas
While this is not an exclusive list, below are some areas that Syed Law’s Contract Law Practice handles:
- Breach of Contract Disputes
- Contract Rescission and Modification
- Equipment Finance and Lease Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Employment Contracts
- Lease Agreements
- Force Majeure (i.e., an “Act of God”)
- Personal Property Disputes
- Physician Contracts
- Real Property Disputes
- Restrictive Covenants
- Statute of Frauds
- Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
- Purchase Agreements
- Professional Services Contracts (including white-collar contracts)
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
Helping You Draft, Negotiate, and Enforce Contracts
Why Do you Need a lawyer to draft a Contract?
It is advisable to hire an experienced attorney to draft a contract for you. Did you know that contracts for goods and contracts for services (including real estate) are governed by two separate rules–the Uniform Commercial Code and the common law, respectively. These little bits of knowledge that are not well known, but they can make certain contracts unenforceable, leaving the drafter powerless to hold the other party to account or unable to recover damages under the contract. For example, contracts which seek specific performance with respect to services are unenforceable.
I can sit down with you and go through each provision, clause, and paragraph of your contract and explain what it means in plain English.
Can you review and negotiate my contracts?
Absolutely. I offer a full-service contract practice suite which includes contract drafting, contract review, and contract negotiation. This is helpful to my clients who need to have, for instance, a non-disclosure agreement reviewed or wish to negotiate the terms of a physician contract.
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You Deserve an experienced Contract Drafter, Reviewer, and Negotiator
Contract drafting, contract review, and contract negotiation demands an intimate familiarity with the laws governing contracts (for services) and the UCC (for goods). Often times, parties will agree to a draft contract, and the lawyer serves as the point person in negotiations. You need a skilled negotiator in your corner who can advocate for your interests. I have drafted, reviewed, and negotiated numerous contracts and I am confident I can provide superior service to you.
If a contract has been previously drafted, or you want me to look over your contract, this is the starting point.
Next, after reviewing your contract, I will begin drafting either a new contract or a contract amendment which will alter certain material terms.
Contract issues rarely stop after the review and drafting phase, the contract must be signed by the opposing side. This is where I can really turn this up a notch and persuade another party to agree to your terms.
We can help Draft, Review, and Negotiate contracts for you
our professional services Include:
- Contract review
- Contract drafting
- Contract negotiation
Issues that may arise In Contracts
Guiding you through the Contract Drafting, review, and negotiation Process.
I listen intently to your concerns during the contract review, drafting, and negotiation process to ensure high-caliber legal services preserve and protect your interests.