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Skilled Guidance on Business Contracts and NDA’s

Business Contracts

Contracts are the fundamental tools of business – they are what keep businesses functioning, and typically, profitable. They must be precisely written and carefully negotiated to address potential risks. Businesses need experienced legal counsel to write and negotiate excellent contracts. We immerse ourselves in your business and provide an informed legal framework to guide you through these crucial documents

Contracts spell out the parties’ obligations, compensation to be paid or received, conditions under which a contract is in force and even sometimes provisions for resolving disputes. A lawyer who has a high baseline of knowledge in multiple industries is a powerful ally to you.

Non Disclosure Agreements

An NDA (or confidentiality agreement) matters when a company has very specific trade secrets, process, design or confidential information it wants to keep secret. When you are starting a business, an NDA guards what intellectual property your co-partners, employees, contractors and other third parties are legally able to divulge about your business interest. Some agreements are more general than others, while some have stiff and often long-lasting consequences if violated.

What should an NDA include?

Key features include:
  • Time frame
  • What the confidential information is
  • What the confidential information isn’t
  • Information about everyone involved
  • Ownership information
  • Information about signing the NDA
  • Sunset — does the information stay confidential forever
  • Time frame
  • What the confidential information is
  • What the confidential information isn’t
  • Information about everyone involved
  • Ownership information
  • Information about signing the NDA
  • Sunset — does the information stay confidential forever
General Corporate Documents:
  • Sales agreements
  • Privacy policy and terms of service/use
  • User agreements, etc. as applicable to the business
  • Special agreements unique to the business or its industry segment
  • Strategic partnerships, development agreements, vendor agreements, etc.
  • Sales agreements
  • Privacy policy and terms of service/use
  • User agreements, etc. as applicable to the business
  • Special agreements unique to the business or its industry segment
  • Strategic partnerships, development agreements, vendor agreements, etc.
Employer/Employee Issues:
  • All of the paperwork to recruit, hire, fire, and manage employees.
  • Suite of employment agreements (proprietary information agreement and job offer/employment agreement)
  • Severance agreements
  • Case-by-case advice on special situations involving employment agreements, disputed exits and possible lawsuits, founder entries and departures, and independent contractors
  • Human resources forms (anti harassment policies, employee handbooks, etc.)
  • All of the paperwork to recruit, hire, fire, and manage employees.
  • Suite of employment agreements (proprietary information agreement and job offer/employment agreement)
  • Severance agreements
  • Case-by-case advice on special situations involving employment agreements, disputed exits and possible lawsuits, founder entries and departures, and independent contractors
  • Human resources forms (anti harassment policies, employee handbooks, etc.)
Intellectual Property (IP) Issues:
  • Contractor agreements (ongoing, time based, and special purpose)
  • Non Disclosure agreement
  • IP assignment agreement
  • Patents Copyrights/trademarks;
  • Advice on names and name conflicts for company, website, application, product or service
  • Advice on Trade secrets and how to protect them
  • Any information or data that is generated or controlled by your business is part of your company’s IP, which means it needs to be protected and managed.
  • Customer lists, contracts with suppliers, software code, plans for future products—these and other forms of information can all qualify as IP with a definite financial value that your lawyers can help you protect
  • Contractor agreements (ongoing, time based, and special purpose)
  • Non Disclosure agreement
  • IP assignment agreement
  • Patents Copyrights/trademarks;
  • Advice on names and name conflicts for company, website, application, product or service
  • Advice on Trade secrets and how to protect them
  • Any information or data that is generated or controlled by your business is part of your company’s IP, which means it needs to be protected and managed.
  • Customer lists, contracts with suppliers, software code, plans for future products—these and other forms of information can all qualify as IP with a definite financial value that your lawyers can help you protect

Contact Experienced Business Contracts and NDA's Attorney!

It is recommended that you hire an experienced law firm to protect your legal interests, as contracts and confidentiality agreements are not foolproof and are often complicated. If you or your business needs help drafting either contact Dwight Yellen with the Chidatma Lex Group today.

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