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Hiring a Contract Lawyer


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The Basics of Hiring a Contract Lawyer

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Hiring a Contract Lawyer

  1. 1. Contract Law What Is Contract Law? All business and people deal with contracts, whether it involves services, business deals, or the sale of goods. Since a contract is a legally binding agreement, a simple mistake can cause serious problems. Contract law is usually governed and enforced by the laws of the state where the contract was formed.
  2. 2. What Areas Does Contract Law Cover? Contract law covers a broad range of areas that exist in businesses and individual transactions. An experienced contracts law attorney can assist an employee or an employer in the following areas: • Business contracts • Employment contracts • Contracts for the sale of goods • Service contacts • Real estate contracts • Breach of contracts • Assignment of contracts • Illegal contracts/voidable contracts • Drafting documents
  3. 3. What Should I Expect From Working with a Contract Attorney? It is important to have a good understanding of the legal document and the liability/risks associated with it before signing the contract. Your contract attorney should make sure that you understand all the terms of the agreement and that you are comfortable with the entire contract. If there are any issues with the document, your lawyer should clear them up so the agreement works for you.
  4. 4. How Do I Know If I Need a Contract Attorney? In legal contracts, the wording and format of every contract often have to be very specific to be legally binding. Working with an experienced contract attorney will help you understand whether your documents are legal, admissible in court, and are free of any loopholes. If you’re drafting any sort of legal agreement, you may want an attorney to review the document, if not draft, the document. A contract attorney can also give guidance if you believe someone has breached a contract you’ve entered into or if you would like to get out of a contract. If you need to go to court, you’ll probably need to seek out another attorney who specializes in litigation.
  5. 5. How Much Does a Contract Attorney Cost? Many contract attorneys charge by the hour to review, draft, or consult legal contracts and documents. The amount will depend on the experience of the attorney and the complexity of the contract being drafted or reviewed. In addition, lawyers may charge a flat fee for a service if the service does not require excessive effort. The rate you will be charged depends on how much the lawyer bills, where you live, and the type of matter being dealt with.
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