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Solutions for Sound Business Contracts

On Behalf of | May 15, 2016 | Business Law

Las Vegas business lawyers can play an invaluable role in contract negotiations and design by ensuring that the agreement meets the expectations of all parties involved. When a contract is signed after having been reviewed by an attorney, it lessens the risk of assuming obligations that both parties didn’t expect.

Create Clear, Enforceable Terminology

Terminology in a contract must be precise to ensure that its terms can be clearly enforced. Sometimes, people can assume details about a contract based on their external knowledge. Lawyers who specialize in contracts can ensure that the language spells out who, what, when, where, and how in a manner that will stand up to scrutiny.

Specify a Change Mechanism

Business contracts can be in a state of flux because markets change, and other details surrounding an agreement can change. The parties to a contract may not agree on how to execute that change. This problem can be solved in advanced by agreeing to and defining a mechanism in the contract that facilitates any change.

Accurately Identify Parties

It is important to accurately identify the parties so that the contract is properly enforceable and liability is assumed by the appropriate party. The solution here is to define each party, clearly label them, and then use those labels to explicitly indicate the expected risk and obligations.

Ensure Proper Signings Throughout a Contract

Business contracts are often long and complex, requiring multiple signatures. Incorporate the necessary signatures directly into the document itself to avoid future disputes. In other words, rather than have a blank space for names and dates, these areas can specify the name of the required signatory.

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