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Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Invest in the Success of Your Business – Work With a Fort Lauderdale Business Contract Attorney

Contracts are the lifeblood of your business. Unfortunately, poorly drafted, one-sided contracts can result in serious problems for your company when you least expect it. You can find yourself trapped by overly-specific requirements or without the protection you need due to vague and ambiguous language. In the event of a dispute, you need your contracts to be clear and enforceable. Each Fort Lauderdale business contract attorney at Olive Judd works with our clients to ensure that their contracts meet their business needs. From reviewing existing contracts to drafting and negotiating new contracts, we have the knowledge and experience you need. Invest in your business by scheduling a consultation with one of our South Florida business contract attorneys – call us at (954) 334-2250 or visit us online today.  

The Problem With Online and Form Contracts

We understand the pressures of generating new business. It’s difficult to take time out to review a contract closely and simply trust that your new relationship will never face challenges. Whether you are using form contracts that you found online or you’re signing a contract presented to you, you should be aware of some of the common problems that are inherent in these contracts:

  • The contract may not be enforceable in the state of Florida. Form contracts are often drafted to be applicable in as many states as possible. Unfortunately, this may render certain provisions or even the entire contract unenforceable. 
  • The contract may require disputes to be litigated in some other jurisdiction. Another common issue with form documents is that you may be required to litigate any disputes out of state. These types of clauses can make it expensive and difficult to resolve disputes. 
  • The contract may be one-sided. Form contracts are usually drafted in favor of the party that is presenting the contract. It may impose onerous notice requirements on you, limit your rights in the event of a dispute, and require you to pay attorney’s fees, costs, and interest in the event that you withhold payment. 
  • The contract does not offer adequate protection for you. Your contacts need clear and unambiguous specifications that will allow you to identify when the other party has breached the contract. In the event of a breach, you need to be sure that you will be able to pursue a claim against them.  

How a Fort Lauderdale Business Contract Attorney Can Help

Many business owners are wary of engaging a lawyer. While contract attorneys can certainly be expensive, they provide a value-added service that can help your business thrive. Here are some of the services that our team can provide to help you achieve your business goals: 

  • Review your existing contracts and identify potential problems
  • Draft new contracts that are specific to your business operations and tailored to meet your specific needs
  • Negotiate contracts with business partners, vendors, and customers
  • Enforce contracts against parties in default, resolve contract disputes, and litigate issues that can’t be resolved

More importantly, our business contract lawyers can give you valuable legal advice regarding any contract questions or issues that may arise. 

Contact Olive Judd Before You Sign Anything

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer until you’re involved in a heated contract dispute – secure your business’ future by speaking with a Fort Lauderdale business contract attorney today. To schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help, contact us online or call us at (954) 334-2250.