Do you need an attorney to make a contract?
One of the questions we get asked most often at Horenstein Law Group is, “Do I need an attorney in order to make a contract?”
The short answer to this query is: yes. You should consult with an attorney.
First, a contract is already legally binding if both parties are in agreement and if something of value (money, goods, services, etc.) will be exchanged.
Second, despite the apparent simplicity of that first statement, contract law remains an incredibly complex endeavour. In fact, law school students spend two years studying only contract law.
At Horenstein Law Group, we’ve worked with clients who spend a lot of time and money straightening out poorly conceived contracts. (More time and money than we ever do creating those contracts in the first place.) That’s why it’s important to work with an attorney beforehand.
So in order to understand your contract — and to make sure your interests are protected — it’s best to consult with an attorney before entering into any contract.
After all, there’s more to it than just filling in the blanks of an online form.
What type of contracts are most commonly in need of a good attorney?
All types! But to name just a few:
- Purchase and sales
- Real estate
- Business purchases
- Vendor contracts
- Stock purchases
- Asset buybacks
- Employment contract
Remember: The best contracts involve strategic thoughtfulness. Let Horenstein Law Group be your guide — and get it done right the first time. We have many years’ experience in commercial real estate, business transactions, planning and finance, land use, environmental, government relations, public policy and more.
Contact Horenstein Law Group today! We’re here to help you with your contract.
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Horenstein Law Group PLLC
500 Broadway, Suite 370
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: (360) 696-4100
Fax: (360) 696-5859