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Contract Drafting

The attorneys at The Dushkin Law Firm draft all types of business contracts, including consulting contracts, service agreements, and other independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, stock purchase agreements, and asset purchase agreements.  Over years of reviewing contracts and preparing contracts for clients, our lawyers have developed an extensive library of forms and contract provisions that they can call upon and adapt to render cost-effective contract drafting services for our business clients.

Our attorneys will work with our clients to be sure we understand their businesses and their business needs before crafting their contracts, so that we address the legal issues that have a significant impact on their businesses.

In drafting, reviewing or negotiation a contract for a client, our attorneys will, when appropriate or feasible to do so, include contract clauses that protect our clients from unforeseen risk and expense in their transactions – for example, requirements for mediation, limitations on damages, and provisions that require litigation in our client’s home counties.  (Obviously, the relative bargaining power of the parties may in some case limit a client’s ability to include favorable provisions.)  Our attorneys can also review our client’s standard contract documents and business forms, including credit applications, purchase orders, quotations, and invoices, with an eye to improving our client’s ability to collect their receivables.  Sometimes this can be as simple as adding a personal guaranty to a credit application or including terms that give the client leverage in the event of a dispute.  This type of preventative work provides real value to our clients;  it is much more expensive to resolve an unanticipated dispute than to prevent one by a little planning and smart drafting.  We are always happy to work with our existing business client base to help them avoid litigation and the twin burdens of inconvenience and expense which inevitably attend litigation.