Contracts

CONTRACTS

Contracts

They say that a promise is only as good as the paper on which it is written and, if you don’t get it in writing, then that promise is as good as gone.  Don’t let a bad contract or no contract at all come between you and a beneficial transaction when you can rely on CLG to draft a contract to protect and meet your needs or review and explain the meaning of any contract you are thinking about signing.

Common Contractual Issues Include (but are not limited to):

• Business Contracts for Services or Goods
• Promissory Notes
• Private Sales or Services Contracts
• Leases (both Residential and Business)
• Employment Agreements
• Waivers and Releases of Liability
• Reviews of Proposed Contracts

Business - Corporations

Incorporating a business can sound like a complicated process, but you may be surprised by how easily it can be done and the beneficial taxation, asset protection and extra business capital that can result. Whether a partnership or a sole proprietor, CLG can help you choose the business entity best-suited to your needs and also show you how incorporating your business can protect your personal assets from possible claims of liability against you and your company.

Common Business/Corporations Issues Include (but are not limited to):

• Incorporation of a New or Existing Business
• Draft of Partnership Agreements
• Draft of Operation Agreements
• Draft of Employee Manuals
• Explanation of Business Necessary Practices
• Issue of Stock
• Creation of Subsidiaries
• EIN Numbers and Tax Classifications
• Business Mergers and Acquisitions

Real Property

If you are a property owner, then you know how challenging it can be to maintain and protect your investment. Whether you are contemplating the purchase, lease or sale of real property – or maybe you simply need to evict an unruly tenant – CLG will guide you through the process and will read between the lines of any contract or court document to best protect your interests, home and assets.

Common Real Property Issues Include (but are not limited to):

• Evictions (both Prosecution and Defense)
• Landlord/Tenant Disputes
• Contracts for the Sale of New Housing (Review, Enforcement and Rescission)
• Lease Drafting, Review and Negotiation (both Residential and Business)
• Breach of Lease (both Residential and Business; Prosecution and Defense)
• Real Estate Agent Malpractice
• Real Property Insurance Claims/Losses
• Foreclosure (both Defense and Prosecution)
• Property Disputes
• Deeds and Property Transfers
• Easements
• Forced Sales and Partitions
• Adverse Possession
• Homeowner Association (HOA) Disputes
• Clouded Titles

Construction

Has a contractor refused to pay you for your work? CLG’s attorneys can help you navigate the complicated laws surrounding contractors and subcontractors, and we can draft new contracts for you to use to protect yourself on the job.

Common Construction Issues Include (but are not limited to):

• Subcontractor Liens
• Enforcing Oral Contracts
• Contractor Liability
• Drafting Contracts for Jobs
• Demand Letters for Payment

Estate planning

Estate planning can be a difficult and delicate process. That’s why the attorneys at CLG are committed to making the experience as painless and straightforward as possible. Whether you need a simple will to leave your assets to your chosen heirs, or a complex trust to protect your estate for your children, we can help you determine what’s right for you and your family.

Common Estate Planning Issues Include (but are not limited to):

• Wills
• Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable)
• Special Needs Trusts
• Living Wills
• Medical Power of Attorney

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