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Should I Have My Contract Drafted by a Lawyer?

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When drafting a contract, there are specific agreement concepts and money at stake, and hiring a lawyer for your contract needs can be one of the wisest decisions you will ever make. There are many benefits to having an experienced lawyer help you avoid the common pitfalls of self-written form contracts.

There are several kinds of contracts required for businesses, including those related to employment, services, contractors and leases. In particular, drafting an employment contract or employment agreement can be complex. There are various terms that are important to understand and include. Employment contracts involve certain provisions and specific terms that are unique from the language found in confidentiality agreements. An experienced lawyer will not only identify potential liability issues, but can suggest wording that will protect your legal interests and rights.

Lawyers have specialized knowledge and insight when it comes to using certain language and clauses in contract matters. Contracts must use exact language and meet numerous technical legal requirements in order for it to provide full protection under the law. An experienced lawyer will ensure that you benefit as from the specific terms of the contract. You can also rely on a lawyer to identify and correct any loopholes that would make you vulnerable to any future disagreements.

Additionally, a lawyer will be able to give you an unbiased, outside perspective on your business dealings during negotiations and the contract review period. The parties to a contract often go through many drafts and negotiation sessions before the official contract is signed. Your lawyer will not only draft the contract, but make sure you understand exactly what you are signing and what it will mean for you and your business going forward. 

It is also important to keep in mind that the employment and industry regulations that you presently understand may not be the most up-to-date laws. A lawyer’s job is to make sure that all contracts your business requires follow the current laws so that you are not disadvantaged or affected by incorrect information. A lawyer will be sure to draft your contract in a way that abides to future rule and regulation changes, which reduces your risk of having to update your contract frequently. The goal of a properly drafted contract is to help to prevent legal disputes from arising in the future. It also serves as evidence of the parties’ original intentions and obligations. If any issues with your contract should arise, you will be able to call upon your lawyer for future advice or questions with regard to that contract and any possible disagreements or breach of contract. 

You want to make sure that your final, official and signed contract is enforceable. Hiring a lawyer to draft your contract will provide you with the expertise of someone who knows how the courts will interpret and enforce the various terms of any kind of contract.

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers at Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C. Help Write Employment Contracts

If you need help drafting your employment contract, the experienced Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C. are available to help. If you are a business owner and need help with a contract or other legal matters, contact us online or call us at 215-574-0600 today. Located in Philadelphia, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.