Houston Business & Contract Law – Attorneys for Drafting Contracts
Contracts define an incredibly wide range of business and commercial relationships in the greater Houston area. Their importance to corporate law, real estate law and consumer law is virtually unparalleled. In addition, enforceable contracts are useful for preventing adverse legal outcomes, including commercial litigation and creditor judgments that can negatively impact business planning.
When drafting contracts, a single misplaced word or unclear clause can have an outsize impact on the entire document and raise the specter of future contract disputes. To ensure that the contracts governing business relationships are fair, equitable and enforceable in court, it is incumbent upon business owners to work with seasoned business lawyers who understand the minute legal details that laypeople typically overlook.
Contract Negotiation and Drafting in Texas Corporate Law and Business Planning
Commercial contracts come in numerous forms. Some of the more common include:
- Employment and contract laborer agreements
- General contractor and subcontractor agreements
- Real estate contracts, including purchase offers and agreements
- Statements of work
- Open-bid contracts
- Non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements
- Severance agreements
Each of these contracts has its own set of considerations. In turn, their enforceability and equitability turn on the quality and comprehensiveness of their drafting. Proper drafting is critical to ensuring that contracts have:
- A well-defined offer
- A legally enforceable acceptance
- Proper consideration
- A legal purpose and scope
- Certainty of subject matter and mutuality of agreement
- Fair and equitable consideration
An experienced business lawyer can determine whether these components meet the legal standards necessary to ensure that they are upheld in a court of law.
Seasoned Houston Business Attorneys with Commercial Drafting Experience
Given the sensitive nature of many contracts and the importance of a clear, legally enforceable agreement in any business relationship, it is important not to overlook or rush through the drafting process or attempt to draft key contracts without proper legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Lambert & Jakob, we understand the peace of mind that comes with a well-drafted contract that reduces the likelihood of future adverse actions. With more than four decades of experience in contract law, we have the unique perspective and expertise necessary to negotiate, draft, review and defend virtually any commercial contract.
Whether you have a small business in the Galveston area or operate an enterprise-grade concern throughout Waller, Harris and Fort Bend County, we are happy to assist with your contract needs and any secondary matters that may arise.
Contact Us Today
To schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation and learn more about how our Houston business law professionals can assist with all your contract law needs, including drafting contracts and reviewing contracts, please call (713) 640-5700 or fill out the online contact form at your convenience.