Business Contract Drafting

Business Contract Drafting

A contract is, for all intents and purposes, private lawmaking between two or more parties.  As such, a contract usually provides the final and complete statement as to the subject matter it concerns.  The contract will be judged by the objective meaning contained within its four corners.  Prior or subsequent discussions and unwritten understandings – examples of “parol evidence” – are usually inadmissible in determining a subsequent dispute.  It is therefore vital that any contract be well negotiated and properly drafted.  A mistake or oversight can have disastrous effects.  For any important matter, a business or individual should seek legal assistance with drafting a contract, or reviewing a proposed contract. 

It has been said that a battle is won or lost before it is ever fought.  This maxim applies to business contracts.  A poorly-drafted business contract invites a dispute.  Well-drafted contracts discourage them.  Carter Thompson has drafted hundreds of contracts of all types.  The work begins with gaining a detailed understanding of his client’s goals and concerns, proceeds to negotiation of terms, and concludes with the execution of a binding contract. 

Examples of contracts drafted and negotiated by Carter Thompson include:

  • Leases
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Option contracts
  • Requirement contracts
  • Output contracts

The Law Office of Carter H. Thompson offers affordable rates, and can work on specific projects or can draft or review contracts as part of a more comprehensive general counsel arrangement.