Contracts are one of the foundations of doing business, but they can be complex and hard to understand. This is where a skilled contract attorney is invaluable to your business. There are numerous contracts business owners must engage in with employees, suppliers, consultants, investors, partners, and other businesses. These contracts often have far-reaching legal and financial consequences. Signing a contract with the wrong provisions exposes you to risks that could easily be avoided with a better agreement.
Contract Drafting and Review Attorneys
The Houston contract lawyers at Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi are highly skilled at drafting contracts that are resistant to litigation and minimize your exposure to financial risk.
Contract Drafting Attorney
Every contract that is drafted for your business needs to ensure your rights are protected and the conditions are favorable to your company’s interests. Poorly written contracts could lead to unexpected costs, burdens, and liability exposure. With the experience we’ve gained litigating on behalf of our many business clients, we are confident we can draft a contract that protects your company. We know what disputes to anticipate and can draft a secure and beneficial contract that takes the nuances of contract law and an understanding of your business and industry into account.
Contract Review Lawyer
Choosing a contract review lawyer is one of the most important decisions for your business, because signing a contract without having counsel review it first could mean unknowingly agreeing to unfair terms and unfavorable conditions. Our contract lawyers will review your contracts to make sure there is no vague or confusing language that could create loopholes others can exploit.
Our attorneys’ contract review is backed by our experience working on thousands of business contracts and litigating numerous cases for business clients. We’ve reviewed complex business contracts across all major industries, identifying client risk exposure and eradicating it. We’ve also worked to strengthen contracts to our clients’ advantage. We are willing to dig deep into the details of your business and its contracts to ensure they are thoroughly vetted to prevent and/or survive related litigation.
Large companies can afford a team of lawyers to draft one-sided contracts that take advantage of business owners who try to negotiate on their own. Whether you are creating a new contract, reviewing a contract, or negotiating the terms of a business relationship, having the help of an experienced contract lawyer can help you reduce time and expense, manage risk, avoid unnecessary disputes, limit liability, and avoid unintended legal consequences.
The contract attorneys at Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi have negotiated contracts on behalf of many individuals, investors, and companies. We’ve helped a diverse array of business clients protect their interests through preemptive action, creative thinking, and strategic litigation. Do not be intimidated by larger companies’ contracts and assume they are not negotiable. If you have yet to sign an agreement, you are still in a position to negotiate for beneficial changes or to correct inaccuracies.
The contract lawyers at Adair Myers Stevenson Yagi will work closely with you to customize a contract that suits your specific needs and business interests. A contract must be sufficiently well-written to both ensure enforceability and also to not be so one sided as to shift all exposure and liability to one party. It is also crucial for contracts to be drafted to stand up to litigation and enforcement.
For a contract to be enforceable under Texas law, the following must be all be true:
- All parties must be in agreement over the terms of the contract.
- All parties must be capable of making a contract, meaning they understand the terms and have the capacity and the authority to bind the parties.
- Something of value must be exchanged – usually goods, services, and/or money.
- There must be a clear offer and acceptance of the contract.
Houston Contract Lawyer
Houston is one of the hardest working cities in the country, with a booming entrepreneurial spirit and skillful, established business owners. With industries ranging from oil and gas to real estate to the medical community, Houston is home to a diverse set of businesses. We have had the pleasure of drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts on behalf of Houston business owners since 1981, so we know how critical these contracts are to your bottom line. Our contract lawyers have experience with the following types of business contracts:
- Commercial Lease Contracts
- Employment Contracts
- Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Purchase Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Operating Agreements
- Franchise Agreements
- Licensing Issues
- Trade Agreements
- Supplier Contracts
- Master Service Agreements
- Consulting Agreements
- Software Creation and Licensing
- Royalty Agreements
- Sale of Businesses
Dedicated Business Contract Attorneys
As dedicated business lawyers, we know Houston business owners do not have the time to learn every detail and nuance of contract law. Reviewing each contract term and condition and deciphering confusing legal phrases without the requisite training and experience can be highly risky. Our contract attorneys scrutinize every contract for risks, unfavorable terms, and potential loopholes hidden in legalese and fine print.
We also draft and negotiate the terms of the contracts governing contractual relationships so all parties involved are pleased with the outcome. This is especially critical if your company has used the same contracts over a long period of time without reviewing them while business circumstances may have changed. It is also important to have your routine contracts vetted to safeguard your business as business conditions and Texas business law will change over time. As time goes on, many older contracts could become unenforceable. Should a contract dispute arise, our contract attorneys are also available to assist you.
With over 40 years’ experience in nearly every industry in Houston, our contract lawyers know what terms are most favorable for your business. Contact us today for to discuss your contract concerns.