What are some of the Typical Business Contracts that M.J. O’Nions Lawyer & Mediator Can Help Me With?
We have over 17 years of experience in advising businesses in British Columbia and we have expertise in drafting various business contracts that are critical to the efficient operation of businesses. Some of the common types of business contracts we can assist with are:
- Employment agreements;
- Independent contractor agreements;
- Confidentiality & non-disclosure agreements;
- Commercial lease agreements;
- Shareholders’ agreements;
- Business purchase & sale agreements; and
- Partnership agreements.
What is an Employment Agreement?
An employment agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee on the terms of the employment. It is critical to have an agreement that clearly sets out the rights and obligations of the employer and the employee in order to avoid disputes in the future.
What is an Independent Contractor Agreement?
An independent contractor agreement is an agreement between a business and an independent contractor that sets out the terms on which the independent contractor’s work will be performed.
What is a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement?
A confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement or also known as a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement (“NDA”) is an agreement on the protection of the confidential information that will be disclosed or exchanged between the parties to the agreement. As a NDA agreement allows the parties to negotiate openly without the fear of the potential misuse of the confidential information, it plays a critical role in many business transactions, such as the purchase & sale of a business, purchase & sale of assets, loan agreement or discussion of an investment opportunity.
What is a Commercial Lease Agreement?
A commercial lease agreement is an agreement between the landlord and the commercial tenant that sets out the terms on which the tenant will occupy the landlord’s premises. As a lease can cover a substantial period of time and involve a substantial amount of money, legal counsel should be sought to draft the lease or have legal advice prior to entering into such an agreement.
What is Shareholders’ Agreement?
Shareholders’ agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company that defines the rights and obligations of each shareholder with respect to the company and to the other shareholders. Having a well-drafted Shareholders’ Agreement is critical to the successful operation of a company as it can clearly define the manner of managing the business of the company and the methods of resolving conflicts between shareholders. For more information on Shareholders’ Agreement, please see our page entitled “Shareholders’ Agreement.” For information about the differences between a sole proprietor, a partner, or a shareholder, see our blog post about Forms of Business.
What is a Business Purchase & Sale Agreement?
A Business Purchase & Sale Agreement is an agreement on the purchase and sale of a business, which can be accomplished by purchasing the shares of a company that carries on the business or by purchasing assets of the business. As there may be significant business and tax implications to the purchase and sale of either shares or assets of a business, you should seek reliable legal counsel prior to entering into such an agreement. If you require further information on a Business Purchase & Sale Agreement, please see our page entitled “Purchase & Sale Agreement.”
What is a Partnership Agreement?
A Partnership Agreement is an agreement between the partners of a partnership on the management of the partnership. A Partnership Agreement defines the rights and obligations of each partner with respect to the partnership, the manner of managing the business of the partnership and the methods of resolving disputes between partners. If you are interested in learning more about a Partnership Agreement, please see our page entitled “Partnership Agreement.” For information about the differences between a sole proprietor, a partner, or a shareholder, see our blog post about Forms of Business.
What is the Cost of Obtaining the Service of M.J. O’Nions Lawyer & Mediator for Drafting My Business Contract?
The cost of drafting a business contract or agreement is dependent on the type and complexity of the agreement or contract. Please email or telephone us for a quote.
Why use M.J. O’Nions Lawyer & Mediator for Drafting My Business Contract?
We have over 17 years of experience in advising BC businesses and we have the expertise in drafting both simple and complex contracts for BC businesses. We will do this in a cost effective manner while providing high quality professional services.
How Do I Start the Process of Drafting My Business Contract?
You can start the process by simply giving us a call at 604-449-7779 or by filling out our contact form. It would be our honour to be of service to you.