Forming a business in Florida requires all kinds of decisions, including signing contracts, agreements, and other documents to help structure the business. These legal instruments can be incredible tools for solid growth but, when not executed with your best interests in mind, can also bring about a host of liabilities.

From employment agreements to the specifics of a commercial lease, business contracts define an agreement between two or more parties. Contracts help to avoid ambiguity, hold parties accountable, and help keep your business operating within the law. Boyer helps to produce the legally-authoritative documents that bring about clarity and security for a business’s decision-makers.

Benefits of Using a Florida Contract Lawyer

Drafting contracts requires more than a generic template. Boyer attorneys use expert knowledge and years of experience to draft highly-effective contracts and agreements that are customized to your business’s stage of development. Being recognized as a leader in Florida contract law means being able to demonstrate your success at navigating even the most complex legal documents for clients.

Our contract services benefit owners in several ways including:

  • Helping to avoid miscommunication.
  • Keeping all parties accountable.
  • Providing all of the details of the agreement in one place.
  • Recording a written account of who is doing what and when.
  • Providing a safeguard against litigation.

Well-built contracts contain many different sections including things like an indemnity clause, which states what the parties aren’t responsible for in the contract. Details like these help produce a complete and authoritative legal document which in turn protects the business owner for the long-term.

Florida Contract Law Areas of Service

Contracts and agreements in business come in many different forms. Dividing our many Florida contract law practice areas into broad service categories, we created the following groupings:

General Business Contracts 

These types of agreements are the framework for your entire operations. Each document helps define a specific situation to eliminate misunderstandings and hold parties accountable.

General business contract law services we provide include these and more:

  • Asset Protection – warranties, service agreements, and other documents can help protect your investment in the assets your business needs to operate.
  • Articles of Incorporation – a crucial beginning stage task for start-ups in Florida, this legal document defines and establishes your business after filing with the Division of Corporations.
  • By-laws – used by companies to define and organize the management structure, this corporate governance document also includes policy and responsibility distribution.
  • Business Agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – often used in teaming arrangements for a particular project or pursuit, these agreements help to outline the scope of work and divide up the responsibilities.
  • Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) – protecting your business’s client list, intellectual capital, and other intrinsic knowledge means having agreements like NDAs. When someone who’s worked with or for you parts ways, it’s important to make sure your business’s trade secrets don’t go with them.
  • Distribution Agreements – when using a distributor, it’s important to craft an agreement to outline the terms and conditions of your arrangement. That way, there’s less chance for misunderstandings and something to stand on in the event of litigation.
  • End-Users License Agreements (EULAs) – these are legal contracts between the developer of software and the actual user. For software developers, this helps define the permissions being given to the users and also the restrictions in place.
  • Purchase and Sales Agreements for Goods and Services – throughout the life of the company, the need for purchasing products and services from other companies and suppliers will be a constant. Our team helps review these agreements to make sure that your interests are always protected and to maximize the value of each transaction.

General business contracts are the rules that help govern every decision made within an organization. From start-up through succession, contracts are vital to protecting an owner and other shareholders with vested interests.

Employment Contracts 

Hiring and firing employees requires many different layers of formality to stay in line with Florida employment laws and to protect yourself from liability. That’s why it’s crucial to have employment contracts or agreements in place that specify roles and responsibilities in detail.

  • Employment Contracts – this can come in several forms like an offer letter but it is used to specify the extent of the relationship between employer and employee. Duties of the position, how long the contract is, the level of compensation and benefits, explanations of what would be grounds for termination, and other employment areas should be covered.
  • Employee Manuals – acting as a guide for employees in their day-to-day, the employee manual or “policies and procedures” provides an overview of vacation policies, dress code, internet use, prohibited activities like drug and alcohol use, and many other areas.
  • Non-Compete Agreement – this agreement restricts an employee from working for a competitor after leaving the company for a set period of time.
  • Independent Contractor/1099 Agreements – vital for defining the scope of work, payment structure, frequency, etc. is the agreement between you and your independent contractors.

Florida employment contract law requires keen insight into the regulations of the state and the workings of different corporations. We’ll help you nail down the best way to craft important corporate governance documents that protect your business.

Landlord/Tenant Agreements

Helping you have a plan of action for the physical space occupied by your business helps create a path to follow for long-term success.

Our Florida landlord/tenant law experts can help craft and review documents like:

  • Rental/Lease Agreements
  • Purchase and Sales Agreements for Real Estate

We help business owners develop property strategies that protect their interests and maximize the value received.

Florida Contract Law Litigation

Boyer Law is prepared to help our clients every step of the way for their business. When another party doesn’t hold up their end of an agreement or totally misrepresents their offering, we’ll help hold them accountable.

Schedule a Contract Review Appointment

Contracts can be a confusing document to understand. With the increase in cross-border transactions, now more than ever before, additional expertise in international law is needed to protect the client’s interests in important business matters. Boyer Law is proud to have helped many foreign and domestic companies set up the legal documents needed to conduct business successfully in Florida. Schedule a contract review session with our Florida contract law team now.