Signing an agreement without reading and understanding every word is risky business. Let me have the pleasure of reading your contract. Then, we can quickly go over it together and go from there.SEE MORE
When you have help from an experienced professional, you don't have to rely on random provisions off the web or your competitors' contracts to draft your agreement.SEE MORE
It's not in the answer book. It's built on a foundation of reducing risk and increasing the potential reward. I'm into the win-win philosophy.SEE MORE
Creative, solution oriented legal advice on commercial transactions with customers, employees, partners, and outside consultants and teams.
You contract on a regular basis when you sell your goods and services and buy from others. Your contracts speak to your professionalism in the market place. When purchasing goods and services, knowing the risk and potential liabilities allows you to make an informed decision. Minor changes to these types of agreements can make a big difference for your potential liability.
Sale Terms and Conditions
Your agreements with your employees and business partners dictate how well your business runs, the outcome of an employment lawsuit, or how your business is split up when your partner gets divorced.
Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation Agreements
Employee Policy and Procedure Manuals
As your company expands, you rely more and more on outside help. You focus on restrictive covenants, limitation of liability, and indemnity. These agreements, along with other policies and operation practices, may be determine whether a consultant is characterized as an employee by the government.
Asset Purchase Agreements
This is no cookie-cutter law firm. Yes, the work may be typical, but how I practice is quite different. I’m accessible, efficient, and straightforward. Client calls are on mostly the cell, which I pick up while I’m in front of the computer, on the way to the airport, or on vacation. I text with clients and often dream about their contract terms.
I’ve learned to be a good boss to myself as well. I enjoy spending time with my family and painting. Once in a while, you’ll find me at a networking event or catching up with a colleague over coffee.
Despite the negativity in the law industry, I’m always positive and believe that if countries in Africa can negotiate peace agreements, so can reasonable business people.
How the day is going…
You just got your biggest deal, and your client asks you for your contract. You know yours is a salad (convoluted and a mishmash of various agreements). You want to make a better impression than that.
You call me (301-244-8699), and I pick up, “This is Diana.” We talk briefly about your transaction. I run a conflict check, and then I email you an engagement letter.
You mail the engagement letter or drop it off at my office along with a check for the retainer.
We talk about the details and your goals. Then, I draft a contract that is simple to read and covers what's required to make your client happy but also protects your interests.
You read it, and we talk about any final changes. You email the contract to your client and have a toast when your client sends it back to you signed the same day (because it was so well written, of course).
You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
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