Contracts & Leases

Contracts & Leases

Contracts, whether oral or written, govern many legal relationships.  From residential, commercial, employment, business, consumer to real estate.   Whether you manage properties or office space, want to sign a lease, get a new job offer, own a business, or buy or sell good, services, or real estate, you have to understand contracts before you bind yourself and to get the best out of a negotiation.

So be prepared before you sign!  Get the legal help you need.  We understand contracts and how to mitigate risk and get a good deal.  We also know how to help resolve common litigation problems before they come to light through good negotiation and advice.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially when getting good advice upfront to avoid future litigation and disputes.

Underwood Law assists its clients with Contractual & Lease needs by providing seasoned legal advice regarding:

  • Contract Preparation, Drafting, and Negotiation
  • Business Agreements for Owners and Third-Parties
  • Operating Agreement and/or Bylaw Preparation
  • Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Competition Agreements
  • Asset Purchase and Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Dissolution Agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Leases
  • Land Sale Contracts for Real Property
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Contracts & Leases Blog

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