Contract Preparation, Negotiation, and Review

At our law firm, we provide a full range of legal services and representation to some of California’s most prominent businesses. Our firm is dedicated in preparing, negotiating and reviewing your contracts in order to protect your personal and financial interests.

Contracts have the power to make promises legally binding. While some deals can be closed with a handshake, most require a written agreement. The specific duties and obligations of each party are detailed in a contract. That way, the parties know their rights and responsibilities. Contracts are especially helpful when there is a dispute. The contract should provide a blueprint of how to resolve claims between the signatories and third parties, if any. Whether the case involves bankruptcy, real estate, or intellectual property, a well-drafted contract may be the only thing protecting you, your family, or your business from financial peril.

Contract preparation, negotiation, and review are often necessary for agreements involving:

  • Formation of entities (e.g., corporation, LLC, partnership)
  • Employment matters (e.g., independent contractors)
  • Business purchase and sales
  • Commercial torts/Civil litigation
  • Stock purchases and securities
  • Shareholder derivative suits
  • Non-competition covenants
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Confidentiality and Non-disclosure agreements
  • Residential and Commercial leases
  • Foreclosure and Bankruptcy

In real estate transactions, it is important to know each party’s rights and obligations. First, the buyer must ensure that title to the property is clear and free from encumbrances. This means there are no hidden liens or third-party interests affecting ownership. In order to pass title to property, there must be a recorded deed establishing ownership or transfer. A security-backed mortgage is also required to finance the purchase. Generally, these procedures are performed through contracts. If the owner defaults on the mortgage and there is an acceleration clause in the contract, negotiation may be necessary to prevent foreclosure. This requires reviewing related contracts to determine the rights of each party under state and federal law. In fact, any real estate dispute must be resolved according to the process outlined in the contract, whether it is through mediation, arbitration, or court proceedings.

Contracts are essential to any business transaction, from employment, bankruptcy, and intellectual property rights to the purchase and sale of securities. In each case, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The best way to avoid costly litigation is to protect your rights upfront through a contract which is considered a preventive measure. A skilled lawyer can be instrumental in drafting a written agreement that defends your interests and shields you from personal liability. You should always consult with an attorney before signing your name on the dotted line. An experienced legal representative can negotiate the best terms for you. The lawyer’s job is not only to advocate for your interests, but also to anticipate potential issues and insert necessary provisions in the contract for unpredictable problems.

A reputable contract attorney knows how to clearly define your rights, defenses, and potential exposure to liability so you are not ambushed with mounting legal bills in the future. After thorough review and revision, the final contract should explain every term and condition so that nothing is left to interpretation. It should also protect vulnerable assets and be impenetrable to attack in adversarial proceedings.

If you need help with a contract, consult the experienced Beverly Hills contract negotiation lawyers at the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh today. We have a reputation for excellence in all aspects of transactional law. Whether your contract involves business, real estate, bankruptcy, or intellectual property, we know how to negotiate favorable terms and advocate for your best interests. Our firm has prevailed in numerous cases involving contract disputes, obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for clients across California. We provide invaluable legal consultation in the preparation, drafting, and review of contracts so that you are protected from the inception. If arbitration and mediation do not work, we are also prepared to defend your rights at trial and throughout appeal.