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When is the Right Time to Hire a Contract Attorney?

Posted on: February 21, 2015

During the operation of your business there can be many contractual issues that arise, and you may need to hire a Fort Lauderdale contract attorney to deal with these issues. You may need to hire a contract attorney for several reasons including: reviewing contracts and lease agreements, drafting new contracts, preventing and managing breach of contract issues and more. Anytime you are entering into an agreement with a business partner, customer or other third party you should almost always have a contract as a way to prevent future issues from occurring and to be able to resolve them if they do occur.

Hire an attorney prior to drafting any contract

Even if you have experience in your business, there can be several legal areas that you can easily overlook if you try to draft your own contract. Also, any time you enter into any type of agreement, including an oral agreement in business, you will want to talk to your attorney to determine whether or not you need to create a written version of the contract. In many cases you should, and it may end up saving you a major hassle in the future if there is a dispute. The cost to hire an attorney will also be much lower than the potential costs of litigation.

Talk to an attorney if you aren’t sure whether or not you will need one

Another important thing for business owners to do is to talk to an attorney if you aren’t sure whether or not you will need one when you are signing a contract or when you are drafting one for your business. A good attorney will let you know upfront whether or not it is advisable to hire them or whether or not you can do it yourself without legal risks, but if there is any doubt whatsoever you should not hesitate to consult with an attorney which is of no risk to you.

Hire an attorney if you need a contract reviewed

There are many details to a business contract, and depending on the type of contract it can end up being very complex. The terminology of a contract can sometimes be confusing, and you may be unfamiliar with the terms of the contract or need clarification on them. Hiring a lawyer is always a good idea before you sign a contract because you don’t want to make any mistakes that can end up leading to disputes or litigation in the future.

If you are in the process of drafting or reviewing a contract and need an experienced and knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale contract attorney today, contact Mark Schecter at Schecter Law for a consultation.