Westchester Contracts Lawyer

Contracts are at the heart of virtually every business transaction, from start-up related agreements between founders to those required throughout the course of a business’s operations and growth. It is critical that business owners enter into contracts that have been negotiated and drafted with thought and precision to avoid the long-term and potentially costly effects of a bad deal. As a seasoned business law attorney practicing in White Plains, NY, Claudia Pollak regularly reviews, negotiates and drafts contracts on a wide range of matters for small businesses, entrepreneurs, business start-ups and established companies.

Negotiations are the first step in entering into a legal agreement. This can be a complicated and exhaustive process which, if handled poorly, can result in a bad deal with terms that can be detrimental to long-term success. A useful strategy for your attorney is to negotiate collegially with opposing parties while diligently protecting your legal and business interests. It can be critical to maintain a friendly relationship between the parties during negotiations so they can work together after the contract is signed. This is a good reason to allow the attorney to work out the thorny details of the deal while the client maintains a positive relationship with the other party to the agreement. 

After negotiations produce a list of terms that are agreeable to the parties, one of the parties provides a draft of the contract for review by the other side. It is typically best to be the party proposing the first draft of the contract as this will set the stage for the remaining negotiations. In order to draft the most favorable contract, your attorney should take the time to become familiar with the specifics and objectives of your business so that the contract is tailored to each unique business arrangement. 

If it is the opposing party’s responsibility to draft the contract, your attorney should perform a detailed review and provide feedback about the terms. It is critical that clients be made aware of all of the terms to which they may be agreeing so they can make informed decisions. At this stage in the process, revisions to the proposed contract are made in order to obtain the best possible terms. This may be followed by further revisions by the opposing party, and several drafts of the contract may be passed back and forth before a final agreement is reached. 

Business contracts arise in a variety of situations. Claudia Pollak represents clients entering into:

  • Client Services Agreements
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Executive Employment Agreement
  • Severance Agreement and Release
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Software Development Agreements
  • Software As a Service Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Distributor Agreements
  • Sales and Commission Agreements
  • Technology Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Content Development Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Website Agreements (e.g. terms and conditions and privacy policies)
  • Production Agreements
  • Entertainment Law Contracts

Claudia Pollak Law offers detail-oriented, efficient and cost-effective legal counsel in all business contracting matters. Located in White Plains, NY, the practice represents clients who need legal assistance in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley, including Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties. If you are an entrepreneur, executive, business owner or are involved in a small business and are seeking advice on a contracts-related issue, contact business law attorney Claudia Pollak today.

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