say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In legal parlance,
that "vaccination" is a contract a defense against
firm drafts contracts between and among shareholders, limited liability
company members, business partners, consultants, distributors, licensees,
employers, employees, developers, builders, contractors, and homeowners.
Our clientele for such services come in all shapes and sizes, from
"mom and pop" businesses to nonprofits; multinational
businesses to artists and professional athletes.
Because there is no such thing as a "standard" person,
one should not sign a "standard" contract without properly
considering its terms.
Indeed, one should never sign a contract of any signficance
to his or her life or business without at least running it by an
attorney for an opinion. The most mundane looking agreements are
the ones that can present the nastiest tricks and traps. Plus, the
cost of a contract review can be surprisingly inexpensive
especially in light of the potential costs of proceeding on your
contract's terms are put to the true test when they're put before
a judge or jury. Why do our contracts pass those tests? Because
we focus on practicality. Our attorneys' extensive experience in
contract litigation means we know what problems to anticipate in
business transactions. To protect our clients' interests, we draft
contracts that are much more pragmatic and effective than the contracts
of purely transactional attorneys who rarely, if ever, set foot
in a courtroom.
firm also prepares third party legal opinions regarding various
commercial transactions. The "Legal Opinion Accord" of
the American Bar Association Section of Business Law and the Georgia
State Bar Corporate and Banking Law Section "Report on Legal
Opinions to Third Parties in Corporate Transactions" serve
as its typical models.