A recent business law consultation reminded me to help more business entrepreneurs see the importance of an attorney to the well-being of their businesses. An artist called with questions about how to develop a contract for commission work. She had begun the work on an agreed invoice, but had left so many details off the invoice that she got burned. Her final work took twice as long to complete, after the client added requests to the work, and it was vastly underpriced. Of course, as a matter of honor she kept to the bottom line of the invoice, but wanted to protect herself in the future.
The consultation progressed to how to protect her posters and artwork online and much more. By the end of the conversation, she realized even an artist is in business and needs legal work. An artist must negotiate many of the same things other businesspeople must negotiate. I’m referring to things like leases on workspace, commission to galleries carrying the work, price of private commissions, fees and art shows and more.
What Does A Business Law Firm Do?
A business law firm handles many responsibilities. At The Finman Law Firm, this includes researching cases, negotiating transactions, and drafting contracts such as leases, purchases and employment contracts. We can also aid in drafting codes of conduct, negotiating mergers and more. In general, business attorneys help facilitate the daily conducting of business.
Negotiation is a Skill Not Possessed by All.
Texas is the leading state for business. We lead in GDP, Exports, and job creation. That isn’t a distinction reached unless some of its business know how to negotiate. The thing is, not everyone is skilled at every type of negotiation, including leases, commissions, wholesale prices and terms, and more. If you are a top negotiator, great! Otherwise, bringing in a competent law team like The Finman Law Firm could save you thousands of dollars per negotiation. That's because The Finman Law Firm has both experience and skill at many employees. We are confident we will be worth the investment, so confident that the first call is free.
Business Contracts Protect Good Will as Well as Your Bottom Line.
Business contracts are not off-putting. Contracts put in writing the agreement reached between two or more parties, and once signed, are enforceable by law. When written well, a contract s protect everyone involved in a transaction. A well written contract clearly establishes the understandings and expectations of the parties involved. To be legally binding, a contract must include an offer and acceptance, consideration, mutuality or intention, legality and capacity.
The Finman Law Office Difference
A business law office such as The Finman Law Firm, can help ensure contracts are clearly worded, valid and protects their clients’ interests. We can ensure your employment agreements are compliant and clear. Lease negotiation is a service we regularly perform for our business clients, along with drafting binding leases.
Our services act to not only protect businesspeople on a regular basis, but often protects their families too. We pride ourselves on clearly worded contracts, well written without oversights, that protect our clients, their businesses and homes. If your business is in the greater Houston area, contact us today for information on how we can help you grow your business.
The Finman Law Firm in Houston Texas advises on small business legal requirements with skill, knowledge and experience. This article, however, is not intended to be construed as legal advice. It is for informational purposes only, offering insights and awareness into the complex nature of small business law and invoice debt collection. Speaking with an experienced attorney is an advisable way to make sure your rights are safeguarded. You can contact us here.