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Contract Drafter

A contract specialist is responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts for clients, businesses, and individuals. These documents can include agreements with suppliers of products and services, sales agreements, and real estate or property transactions. During a property transaction, for example, the initial agreement is considered the first draft contract, with terms and wording that may not yet be agreed upon by all parties. The document may be brief and state only what the buyer and seller have agreed to or negotiated before finalizing with signatures.

 

If you have questions about a specific type of contract, please refer to our FAQ page, schedule a consultation online, or fill out our "Contact Form" and we will contact you. For definitions of key contract terms, please see the bottom of the page.

We specialize in drafting several contracts, please see below for the few that is listed:

  • ​DJ's (disk jockey)

  • MC's (Masters of Ceremonies)

  • Caterers

  • Photography

  • Binding contracts (two or more people).

  • Performances (birthdays, dancing, etc.).

  • Stylists

  • 3rd party labor contracts

  • Landscape

  • Cleaning crew (e.g., parties etc.).​​

  • Landlords

               And more

What is the process of creating a contract?

Before any words are put down on paper, the process of drafting a contract should commence. The purpose of an agreement is to protect your interests and ensure that if the need arises, you can seek legal recourse to enforce it in a court of law.

What is some Contract Basics that should be listed in a contract?

Although every contract is unique, most of them include essential information that must be included. Here are some of the key pieces of information that you should look for:

  • Offer

  • Acceptance

  • Consideration

  • Valid purpose

  • Action

  • Money

  • Property, including intellectual property

  • Legality

  • Choice of law and forum selection

  • Force majeure

  • Indemnification

  • Liquidated damages clauses

  • Time is of the essence clauses

  • Warranties

When does a contract goes into ​effect?

It's important to note that a contract is only considered valid if all parties have signed and dated it, and fully understand its contents. As a non-legal professional, we do not provide legal advice or personal recommendations. If any party is unsure or unfamiliar with the terms of the document, we strongly advise consulting with a qualified attorney before signing.

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What is the client's responsibility?

Rewritten: When drafting a contract, clients have an important task to follow instructions carefully. It is crucial to note that we cannot take responsibility for any errors or omissions that are not listed. If the client discovers errors within the contract, they must report them to us within 15 business days. We will make the necessary changes if the contract has not been signed by both parties. This is to protect all parties involved from fraudulent activities. Please note that we will provide a form that covers all the following points:

  • Clients should carefully read the document(s) once it is in their possession.

  • The consideration must be clearly determined before the contract can be considered effective. Clients may need to consult an attorney to understand their state's laws and other relevant information.

  • If there is an issue with a signed contract, both parties must agree to make changes and void the original contract.

  • Clients are responsible for setting the contract terms. Although we can include them in the contract, clients must make the final decision after communicating with all parties involved.

  • Clients must inform us whether they want to include a confidential clause if their contract involves trading secrets that must remain secure. A breach of this clause is considered a breach of contract and may have legal consequences.

  • Clients must inform us whether they want to include a dispute resolution clause that addresses how both parties will handle a breach of contract. This may cover responsible parties for attorney fees, whether to use litigation or arbitration, and which legal jurisdiction applies.

  • Clients must inform us whether they want to include a termination of contract clause that specifies the contract's length and what happens if either party terminates the contract early.

  • Clients must ensure that the contract is established within the bounds of applicable state laws. If not, the contract may be unenforceable. Clients may also specify the legal jurisdiction in which the contract will be interpreted to avoid any confusion.

  • Clients must inform us of any industry-specific requirements that the contract needs to cover.

  • Clients must offer the contract to the other party, who can either accept, negotiate, or consider other alternatives.

  • If the other party wishes to negotiate the contract's terms by making a counteroffer, clients may accept or provide their counteroffer in response. Once changes have been made, clients must thoroughly review the entire contract to ensure that they understand it. Note that we can make the following changes for a fee.

  • Lastly, clients are responsible for providing the final contract offer to all parties, ensuring that all parties sign and date the document, and confirming that all parties understand the document. If the document requires notarization, clients may seek a notary from another company. However, we can provide notarization under certain conditions, such as when both parties are present, have read and understood the document, and are not under the influence of alcohol, prescription or street drugs.

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Definitions

Definitions
  • Acceptance: The action of agreeing to receive or undertake something offered, or signing a document to indicate agreement.

  • Action: The act of doing something with the aim of achieving a goal or purpose.

  • Arbitration: The use of an impartial third party (an arbitrator) to settle a dispute between two or more parties.

  • Choice of Law and Forum Selection: A contractual provision specifying the governing law and the jurisdiction in which any legal disputes will be resolved.

  • Confidentiality Clause: A clause in a contract that prohibits one or both parties from disclosing sensitive information, such as trade secrets or personally identifiable information.

  • Consideration: A fact or motive taken into account when deciding or judging something, or the careful thought given to a decision over a period of time.

  • Dispute Resolution: The process of resolving conflicts or disputes between two or more parties.

  • Force Majeure: A contractual provision that relieves both parties of liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond their control, such as a natural disaster or war, prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.

  • Indemnification: Compensation for harm or loss suffered by one party, typically paid by another party as part of a legal settlement or judgment.

  • Intellectual Property: Creative works or inventions to which one holds legal rights, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

  • Legality: The legal requirements or obligations imposed by law.

  • Liquidated Damages Clause: A contractual provision that specifies a predetermined amount of damages to be paid by one party to the other in the event of a breach of contract.

  • Litigation: The process of resolving a legal dispute in court.

  • Money: A medium of exchange used to buy goods and services, typically in the form of coins or banknotes.

  • Negotiate: To discuss and reach an agreement or compromise with another party

  • Property: Possessions or things belonging to someone, collectively.

  • Terms of Contract: The specific details and conditions of a contract, including payment terms, compensation, and rights and obligations of each party.

  • Termination of Contract Clause: A provision in a contract that allows for termination of the agreement under specific circumstances, without breaching the contract.

  • Time is of the Essence Clause: A contractual provision that emphasizes the importance of meeting deadlines and may result in forfeiture of rights under the contract if a deadline is missed.

  • Warranties: A written guarantee provided by a manufacturer or seller, promising to repair or replace a product if necessary within a specified period of time.

  • Willing Participants: Individuals who voluntarily agree to participate in a contract, without being coerced or forced to do so.

  • Eligible Contract Participants: Individuals who meet certain qualifications and are legally permitted to enter into contracts, typically 18 years or older, or minors with parental or guardian involvement.

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