Williamson & Williams offers contracts and commercial transactions legal services to self-employed and small business owners, including:
- Contract drafting, review, and negotiation
- Advice on using and revising “form contracts” for routine purchases and sales
- Purchasing or selling a business, whether a start-up, merger, or acquisition (see Mergers & Acquisitions)
- Purchase or sale of commercial real estate
- Business loans and mortgages
- Employment contracts
- Equipment installation contracts
- Equipment and vehicles purchase and lease
- Insurance indemnification clauses in contracts
- Payment issues under the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act
When using pre-prepared “form contracts,” such as purchase orders, service agreements, and bills of sale, it is important that you understand the limitations of such documents and when and where not to use them. We can guide you with these decisions, often with a telephone call.
The purchase or sale of property of significant value, such as equipment or a requirements contract where one party promises to provide all the goods required by the other party over certain period of time, should not be handled with a pre-drafted or form document. The terms of such agreements must be custom-tailored to the transaction to prevent a breach or non-performance of the contract because of unforeseen circumstances not included in pre-drafted forms. Such breaches can be extremely damaging economically to one or both parties.
Litigation is no substitute for careful pre-planning in all legal aspects of your business.