Contracts

Business Contracts Attorneys You Can Depend on in Charlotte

We help small business owners negotiate, understand and draft solid contracts

During the life of your business, you need an experienced business attorney to help you draft, negotiate and understand the many types of contracts required to protect it. John F. Hanzel, P.A. has four decades of experience drafting and defending business contracts.

Among the more common reasons a business contract, which is any agreement your company enters into with a third party, is required are:

  • Document shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Offer securities
  • Buy and sell products and services
  • License technology
  • Lease and purchase office space/real estate
  • Hire independent contractors and employees
  • Work with banks and other professionals

You should always consult with an attorney before signing contracts drafted by others. Often, the other party tells you it’s standard, implying that there’s nothing to be concerned about. This is exactly when you should be concerned. Most standard contracts are drafted to the full advantage of the person who created them. Only by reviewing contracts carefully with the assistance of your business lawyer can you learn what risks and potential liability you face by signing and whether the contract complies with North Carolina law.

Disputes and lawsuits can be avoided with clearly drafted contracts

At John F. Hanzel, P.A., we write contracts in plain English so all parties involved understand what they mean. A contract that is drafted clearly reduces the likelihood of misunderstandings and disputes down the line, making it easier for both sides to achieve their goals.

We also advise business owners and managers on North Carolina law as it applies to business contracts. Each state has its own set of laws that affect commercial agreements. There may be similarities in laws from state to state, but there can be important distinctions, as well. For example, while North Carolina law allows the prevailing party in litigation to recover attorney fees in some cases, other states do not allow it or place different limitations on it. This affects your business contracts, because agreements typically address what happens should litigation occur.

While a lawsuit is probably the last thing you want to think about when entering into a business contract, problems can — and do — arise. We have handled many contract disputes and can assist in this area. We know that you have better things to do than spend time and money involved in litigation. That’s why we do our best to help you resolve contract disputes amicably, without the need for litigation, or by entering into a written settlement agreement that avoids court.

Should litigation become necessary, we are able to represent you vigorously, leveraging our decades of experience to pursue your court case in an effective and cost-efficient manner.

Contact our attorneys for assistance with business contracts and disputes

If you need an attorney to review or draft a business contract, or to represent you in a business dispute or litigation, contact John F. Hanzel, P.A. at 704-892-1375 or online today. We serve small businesses in Cornelius, Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, Lincolnton, Davidson, Lake Norman and the surrounding areas. We offer a free initial consultation. Saturday appointments are available. Se habla español.