Denver Lease and Employment Agreement Lawyer
As a business owner, you know how important a well-crafted contract is to your business’ success. At the law office of Brady, McFarland & Lord, LLC, we can help you create contracts that meet your business needs and help you avoid litigation. For more than 21 years, clients in Greater Denver, Jeff Co, and Front Range areas have counted on us to provide high-quality business planning and succession services. We have helped hundreds of business owners like you create, maintain, and sell successful businesses. One of the keys to a successful business is quality agreements, and we can make sure everything is in order for you. Call our Denver lease and employment agreement lawyer at (303) 420-2863 or contact us online for a free initial interview.
Why You Need a Denver Lease and Employment Agreement Attorney
You don’t have to use a lawyer when you’re writing a lease or an employment agreement. Still, it’s always a smart idea to consult with an attorney before drafting any type of agreement. The key to a successful contract is clarity. When contracts lack clarity, there is often confusion and misinterpretation. This generally leads to one thing: litigation. Our Arvada estate planning lawyers strive to help you develop easy-to-understand contracts that protect you but are not so restrictive that they stifle your success.
Essential Aspects of Lease & Employment Agreements
Many people try to draft agreements on their own as a way to save money, but making a mistake will almost always be more costly in the end than if you had just hired an attorney in the first place. It’s important to keep in mind some basic but essential information about lease and employment agreements and why it’s crucial to have a lawyer look at them.
Put it in Writing. For any type of agreement, a good rule of thumb is that if it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen. While this isn’t always legally true, you always want every aspect of the agreement in writing. Otherwise, you have to depend on your memory. Even if what you recall is correct, it becomes a he said/she said circumstance if there’s ever a disagreement.
This is important in both lease and employment agreements. If you have a business that employs many people, you want all of your policies and every aspect of their employment to be in writing to the extent possible. This might include job duties, salary information, and other terms about any legal disagreements that might arise. For lease agreements, if any critical terms are missing, it’s going to be much more complicated if an issue arises.
Comply With Zoning. Anytime you’re signing a lease agreement of any kind, whether it is commercial or residential, you must make sure that whatever you plan to do with the property complies with all local zoning ordinances. While most of this can be found online somewhere, it’s a challenge to make sure you have all of the relevant information. Additionally, it’s sometimes worded in a way that makes it almost impossible for someone to understand unless they’ve been dealing with this language and the zoning process for a long time.
Negotiate Favorable Terms. When you are trying to negotiate a lease agreement, you obviously want to make sure you are getting the most favorable terms possible. When you have a lawyer look over it, you can feel confident that everything is in order and someone is looking out for your best interests. The same goes for an employment agreement. Both parties, the employer and the employee, want the best deal possible, so it’s always wise to have a lawyer draft and review the agreement. It’s important to draft an agreement that includes job title and duties, salary, and maybe a non-compete or a nondisclosure if it’s necessary.
Contact Our Denver Lease and Employment Agreement Lawyer
At Brady, McFarland & Lord, LLC, we can help you with any of your lease or employment agreements. As a business owner and a skilled Denver leases and employment agreements attorney, Karen L. Brady has years of experience drafting these types of critical documents. Our Denver business planning lawyers can prepare or review your commercial or residential lease agreement and ensure your lease contains all of the necessary provisions and terms. Additionally, we will help you create employment agreements that set clear expectations for your employees on the rules and regulations of your organization.
We strive to create contracts that help you avoid litigation. Contact us online or call us at (303) 420-2863 to schedule a free initial consultation.