Due to the legal complexities and implications involved with business contacts, it’s wise to consult with an experienced contract drafting attorney. A contract drafting attorney can draft, negotiate, and review your contracts. Well-drafted contracts can help you protect yourself from liability, limit your risks, and ensure that your goals are met. Properly drafted liability clauses are essential when something goes wrong. Both parties will look towards the contract to decide who is responsible and what damages are available.
Contact a Pittsburgh Contract Review Lawyer
At Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace, our contract lawyers help clients draft and review contracts for a wide range of business purposes. We have drafted contracts assisting businesses to employ workers, purchase property, obtain supplies, and more. We ensure that our clients’ needs are met and protected with our meticulous attention to detail and effective legal strategies. Contact us today to discuss your contract reviewing needs with a skilled business law lawyer.
Types of Business Contracts We Review
The contract review attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace have helped many businesses of all sizes and types with their contract needs. Our attorneys are comfortable working with national, international, and start-up corporations, assisting them with all of their legal needs. Our attorneys have drafted a wide range of business agreements, including the following types of contracts:
- Purchase and sales agreements
- Vendor and independent contractor agreement
- Service-level agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Lease agreements
- Company operating agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Property agreements
- Releases and waivers
- Service contracts
- Buy-sell agreements
- Employment contracts
- Manufacturing contracts
- Distributors contracts
- Vendor agreements
- Partnership contracts
- Franchise agreements
- Dissolute agreements
How You Will Benefit from a Skilled Contract Review Attorney
Many companies choose to use internet contract services or boilerplate services as a way to save money. Unfortunately, these types of contracts are typically not drafted with your unique needs and goals in mind. In many cases, an attorney never reviews these types of contracts. When you work with Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace, you can rest assured that we will draft and review a contract with your unique situation in mind. We have an in-depth understanding of Pennsylvania contract law, and we use this understanding to ensure that your contract meets the requirements to be legally valid in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, one of our skilled attorneys will work with you every step of the way. First, we will try to understand your business to know the best way to protect you when we draft your contract. When we review contracts that another attorney has already written, we will go through them line by line, looking for red flags that could harm you and your company down the road. We will handle the negotiation with the other party to ensure you obtain the best deal possible when there are red flags.
We Will Ensure Your Contract Is Legally Enforceable
One of the main reasons it’s beneficial to work with a contract review attorney is to ensure that your contract is legally valid. Unfortunately, many businesses are surprised to learn that a court will not enforce their contract after the other party violates it. In Pennsylvania, contracts need to meet certain legal standards for the court to enforce them.
First, all the parties who signed the contract must be in agreement, and something of value must be exchanged. When you enter into a contract, everyone must understand their rights and responsibilities. When we work with clients, we make sure that they understand what they’re signing, explaining the contract terms, and using easy-to-understand language. When we review your contracts, we will look for any of the warning signs that the contract will not be legally enforceable, such as:
- A mutual mistake that causes one of the parties not to perform the contract as intended
- One or more parties did not have the legal capacity to agree to the contract
- Someone used duress or undue influence on a party to the contract
- One or both parties had a mistaken belief about the contract such that they didn’t fully understand the contract’s terms
- The parties replaced the original contract with a new agreement without properly canceling the first agreement
- The contract was oral when a written contract is required, such as in real estate transactions
- It’s impossible or impractical for one or both parties to carry out the terms of the contract as written
- Public policy violations
- The contract governs something illegal
- Contacts with missing pricing, duration, or other material terms
Negotiating Better Terms for Your Contract
After carefully reviewing your contract, we will advise you of any red flags we see. Whether we discover one of the issues above that would make your contract legally invalid, or we’re concerned about your potential liability risks, we will help you mitigate the problem. Sometimes people assume that once a contract is written, they can’t negotiate.
However, our team of skilled contract lawyers knows how to effectively negotiate better terms for a contract we’ve reviewed and found wanting. It’s wise to avoid signing a contract unless you’re certain that you are not putting yourself or your business in jeopardy. There is no substitute for experience when determining the best approach for negotiating a contract after reviewing it. One of our experienced contract lawyers can enter into a negotiation with the other party with a strategy to try to gain the upper hand and obtain the terms that will help you and your business.
Discuss Your Case With a Contract Review Lawyer in Pittsburgh
The contract lawyers at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace have decades of experience handling all types of business contract needs for our clients. Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace protects the best interests of his clients by skillfully drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts. Contact our Pittsburgh office today to discuss our legal services and how we can help your business protect itself through a legally valid and enforceable contract.