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    Contracts are everywhere in your business.  You negotiate them with suppliers, customers, consultants, employees, shareholders, investors, creditors, and more.   Some of the agreements that a business encounters in these relationships should be reduced to writing and reviewed by an attorney.  It is not always enough for upper management or an experienced salesman to review the final terms of a contract before it is agreed upon by the parties.  Most of the time business relationships are conducted without the need of a written contract either: because both parties end up performing their half of the bargain with no breach in performance, or because both parties operate without a written contract and performance is adequate for both parties.  In all other cases, a written contract can be a life saver, particularly if it sets out what remedies each party gets for a breach in performance, how those remedies are determined, and the process by the which these matters are resolved.  Of course contracts can set out as many protections as a party can get in negotiating an agreement.  In California, 

A contract for the sale of goods for the price of five hundred dollars ($500) or more is not enforceable by way of action or defense unless there is some writing sufficient to indicate that a contract for sale has been made between the parties and signed by the party against whom  enforcement is sought or by his or her authorized agent or broker. CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL CODE 2201(1).

    We can help you avoid and limit your business risk with regard to legal damages and litigation costs by assisting you or your firm in drafting and negotiating quality agreements with suppliers, customers, contractors, employees, and service providers.   We can assist you with almost any kind of agreement, there are too many to list, but we have provided a list of some of the more common agreements for reference:

bulletMergers & Acquisition Agreements
bulletCompany/Asset Sale Agreements
bulletDissolution Agreement
bulletEntity Formation (Corporations, LLC, JV, LP)
bulletIntellectual Property Licensing Agreements
bulletTrade Secret Protection Agreements
bulletBuy-Sell Agreements
bulletShareholder Agreements
bulletEmployment Agreements
bulletSales Agreements
bulletLease Agreements
bulletSecured Loan Agreements

Please call or contact us if you have any questions about a contract you have already agreed upon or are currently contemplating.  We can assist you on a flat rate or hourly basis.

Contact Information

Telephone:    (925) 397-2005

         FAX:     (925) 397-2005

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P.O. Box 1206 Pleasanton, CA 94566
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