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We serve businesses and individuals in Indiana and Michigan in the areas of Litigation, Estate Planning, Business Law, Bankruptcy, Family Law and Real Estate.

Contracts

Contracts are legally binding promises…assuming they’re properly written. The law requires certain basic elements—mutual agreement on all essential terms, an exchange of something of value, legal age, and mental competence—and the parties supply the details. This might include what each of them is required or permitted to do and what happens if one of them fails to perform. Common types of contracts include real-estate purchase agreements, leases, non-compete agreements, operating agreements, and purchase orders.

Because agreements can cover everything from borrowing money from a bank or family member to buying or selling a business to offering your goods and services to someone else, having the right contract is important.

For a contract to be successful and, well, do what it’s supposed to, it must be written correctly. Leave something out or get careless with the wording and you end up in court. This leaves you to argue about what you meant and what you’re entitled to…hoping the judge agrees. Cut-and-paste do-it-yourself contracts from free internet sites are free for a reason.

The best solution? Get professional legal counsel to draft your agreement or to review a contract before you sign. We’ll walk you through every step, from evaluating risks to negotiating the final terms and everything in between. Our robust business-law services—backed by the knowledge of a full-service law firm—mean that we’ll consider every possible angle before drafting your contract. And when that time finally does come, you can rely on our experience helping everyone from small retail shops to national corporations, knowing your contract got done the right way. Our job is to do everything in our power to ensure you are protected. Give us a call to find out how we’ve been doing just that for over a century.