General Business Contracts & Agreements
At its very essence a “business lawyer” is a contract lawyer, and Endeavor Law is in the business of negotiating and drafting business contracts.
What is a business contract? The basics explained
Simply put, a business contract is an agreement between two or more entities (or an entity and an individual) that creates a legal duty or obligation with respect to a business matter. In order for a contract to be legally enforceable it must contain some key ingredients:
- Offer and acceptance
- A meeting of the minds regarding the terms of the contract
- Legal capacity (An entity must authorize the contract and the person to sign on its behalf. An individual must have legal capacity—i.e. 18 years of age and of sound mind)
Endeavor Law’s founder, David Brabender, is keenly aware of the type of business operational matters that both new businesses and mature companies deal with on an ongoing basis, include contracts and relationships with customers, suppliers, outside software developers and designers, equipment vendors, distributors, contract manufacturers, strategic partners, and landlords. Although business owners may not call on their lawyers for run-of-the-mill matters, sometimes the nature of the relationship or the size of the transaction is so critical to the purpose of the business that precise contracting is called for.
We have extensive experience in vendor and supplier contracting, capital equipment purchasing, distributor agreements, software development agreements, terms and conditions of both purchase orders and product sales and joint venture arrangements. We provide value to our clients not only by drafting and negotiating the appropriate contracts, but also by advising them regarding market terms.