The Fine Print Matters
A contract is a legally enforceable promise between two parties in exchange for something of value. Generally, if you are at least 18 years of age and of sound mind, then your failure to read or understand a contract does not excuse you from being bound by its terms.
There are many different types of contracts. Consumers are likely to come across contracts for goods, services, employment (doctors and other professionals), lease agreements, home-remodeling contracts, and contracts for the purchase and sale of real estate. Businesses are likely to come across all of these, plus consulting agreements, licensing agreements, construction agreements, non-compete agreements, waivers, non-disclosure agreements (NDA), and amendments.
I can review your contract, identify its risks, and provide you with recommended edits. If you need help negotiating the contract with the other party, I offer negotiating services, too. I also provide comprehensive contract drafting. Avoid the litigation nightmare that often follows a handshake-deal gone bad. Protect your deal with an attorney-drafted contract.
Pricing & Services
Consumer Contract Review:
Know the risks before you sign. This service includes up to two hours of contract review and consultation (generally, one hour of review and one hour of consultation). It is appropriate for consumer contracts such as catering contracts, photography contracts, wedding venue contracts, residential leases, employment contracts, and home remodeling contracts.
$300 per hour
Businesses know the value of a good contract. This advanced service includes contract drafting, review with mark-up (“red-lining”), and negotiation as necessary to meet the needs of your deal. When the other side has their lawyer on the conference call, don’t get steamrolled – reschedule so that you can involve your lawyer, too.
Know your legal rights and options when problems arise with your contract, such as termination, breach and damages, refunds, penalties, deposits, unenforceable terms, and unjust enrichment. This service includes counsel regarding your potential claims, defenses, and recommended next steps. With your permission, I will send a demand letter or attempt to negotiate a settlement with the other party.
When dialogue has broken down, it is time to lawyer-up. Since each case is different, pricing for litigation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.