Commercial Transactions & Contract Law
The experienced contract attorneys of the Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. serve as invaluable allies in negotiating a range of commercial transactions. We regularly represents clients from Howard County, Columbia, Baltimore and all over Maryland in corporate, partnership and other business relationship matters, including the creation of standard customer agreements and contracts for business use. In addition, we represent clients in negotiating suitable lending relationships with lenders, investors or existing partners to create predictable long-term financing for the company.
Commercial Transactions & Contract Services
We counsel, advise, negotiate and prepare documents for commercial transactions in the following areas:
Contracts and Business Transactions
The standard documents your business uses in interactions with customers are essential in protecting yourself from legal action and assuring you receive payment for services rendered. Our contract attorneys have revised template contracts and standard customer agreements for flooring companies, home improvement contractors, moving companies, graphic designers and health/fitness clubs. In addition, we have prepared terms and conditions contracts for standard use by executive business coaches, restaurant consultants, painters, computer consultants and property management companies.
Legal Advice When Buying a Business
When buying a business, the due diligence performed by your attorney can disclose a number of potential risks as well as opportunities, all of which must be reflected in the negotiation to purchase the business. We have assisted with the review and negotiation of purchase agreements and other contracts with vendors and suppliers for all types of businesses, such as gyms, HVAC companies, auto repair businesses, hotels, coffee shops, flower shops, restaurants, liquor stores, among other types of businesses.
Asset Purchases Agreements
Our contract attorneys can negotiate and draft an asset purchase agreement for the sale or purchase of business assets to clearly establish the conditions of the sale. Purchase and sale of commercial real estate, equipment, furniture, supplies, as well as intangible assets like customer lists, intellectual property, trademarks and accounts payable should all be defined in an asset purchase agreement.
Any business with more than one owner, regardless of business entity type, should have a buy-sell agreement or buyout agreement in place to protect owners when a co-owner decides to leave the company, retire, sell shares to other parties or passes away. We can assist with the drafting and negotiation of buy-sell agreements for businesses of all sizes and legal statuses, in a range of industries.
Additional contract and commercial transaction services include:
- Business Investments & Opportunities
- Commercial Property – Buy/Sell
- Confidentiality & Non-Compete Contracts
- Employment Agreements
- Finance & Commercial Lending
- Franchise Purchases
- Lease & Lease Review
- Licensing & Licensing Agreements
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Operating Agreements
- Promissory Notes & Guarantees
- Sale & Purchase of Goods & Services
- Service & Service Supply Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements