Tacoma, WA Business Lawyers with Decades of Experience Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
Whether you are buying or selling a business, need form contracts to use with your customers or vendors, or are negotiating a license or other complex agreement, making informed decisions about the terms of the deal is critical to extracting maximum value and mitigating your company’s risk as much as possible. You know the business terms you are willing to accept; but, what about the legal ones? How can you feel confident that the agreement says what you want it to say? Are there ambiguities? Are certain provisions inconsistent with others? Are there holes that leave your company exposed?
At Blado Kiger Bolan, P.S., we provide strategic legal representation for contract matters in the greater Tacoma, WA area. We take a detail-oriented approach to contract drafting, and we rely on over 50 years of collective experience to effectively represent clients in a wide range of business and commercial contract negotiations. Our teamwork, responsiveness, and simple solutions set us apart, and we focus on helping our clients finalize agreements that give them the opportunity to rise above the competition.
Strategic Legal Representation for Contract Matters in Tacoma, WA
Our business attorneys serve clients ranging from entrepreneurs and startup entities to large corporations with a presence in Tacoma and the Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, and University Place areas. With experience in banking, construction, employment, real estate, and other business-related areas of the law, we are able to provide insightful and efficient representation for contract matters involving:
- Business Startup Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Construction Contracts
- Employment Agreements
- Lease Agreements
- Physician Agreements
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Separation and Release Agreements
- Service Agreements
- Vendor-to-Vendor Agreements
- Other Business and Commercial Contracts
1. Contract Drafting
If you are preparing to buy, sell, or start a business or enter into any type of commercial transaction, you need to start with a solid foundation. Our attorneys work closely with our business and corporate clients, getting to know each client’s goals, operational needs, and risk tolerances in order to craft tailored agreements that provide appropriate protections and take into consideration the unique aspects of the deal at hand. Whether you need a short-and-sweet confidentiality agreement or a complete closing binder for a complex acquisition, our team can put together the documentation you need so that your business can move forward.
2. Contract Review and Negotiation
If your counterparty has proposed a contract or set of documents to govern your transaction, (i) these documents may or may not be structured appropriately to address the unique circumstances at hand, and (ii) they will most likely be skewed (and perhaps significantly so) in your counterparty’s favor. Our attorneys can advise you on the risks presented; and, when warranted, negotiate for mutually agreeable terms on your behalf.
In some circumstances, a negotiation is as simple as requesting a few changes that address inconsistencies and ambiguities that both parties want resolved. In others, negotiating a reasonable deal requires due diligence, attorney-to-attorney discussions, and multiple exchanges of revised language. Whatever your deal requires, you can count on the attorneys at Blado Kiger Bolan, P.S. to get the job done.
3. Contract Dispute Representation
In addition to representing clients in transactional matters, our attorneys are also experienced litigators who routinely represent clients in contract-related disputes. Whether an amicable resolution is still on the table or you need to protect your interests in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or in litigation, our attorneys can work with you to develop a strategy designed to enforce your company’s contractual rights and limit the disruptions to your company’s operations as much as possible.
When facing a possible contract dispute, making sure you understand all of the relevant terms of the contract should be your first priority. Has there been a breach? If so, what are the potential remedies? Is termination an option? Do you need to file for mediation or arbitration? When and where do you need to file? These are just a small sampling of the issues involved in assessing a contract dispute.
Our attorneys represent clients in all types of contract-related disputes, including those involving:
- Competitive Restrictions
- Confidentiality and Non-Solicitation Provisions
- Indemnification Provisions
- License Restrictions and Intellectual Property (IP) Ownership Rights
- Performance and Payment Obligations
- Post-Closing Obligations
- Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
- Termination Rights and Wrongful Termination
- Warranty Provisions
Speak with a Tacoma, WA Contract Lawyer at Blado Kiger Bolan, P.S.
If you would like to speak with one of our contract lawyers about your company’s needs, contact us for a confidential consultation. To schedule an appointment at your convenience, call us at (253) 272-2997 or inquire online today.