Contracts

Primary Practice Contact: D. Jason Hawkins

Our Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah contract lawyers help business clients create – and if necessary, defend – contracts and agreements.

Commercial contracts and agreements are an essential part of any business. They allow businesses to purchase and sell goods and products, lease the facilities needed for operations, use technology to conduct operations, protect intellectual property, and form solid employment relationships with key management.

We draft, negotiate, and review all types of agreements, including those involving purchases and sales, employment, non-compete, shareholder matters, distribution, agency agreements, intellectual property and license agreements, joint ventures, and franchise agreements.

As contract lawyers, we often represent clients in creating unique agreements to cover specialized needs, situations, and requirements.  We know the key to drafting effective contracts for our clients is clearly identifying all parties’ obligations to the agreement, including what is to be done, how it is to be done, and by when.

We take the time to conduct ample due diligence and ask the necessary questions that address all major issues.  With years of experience, we are adept at identifying possibilities where a contractual relationship might not work as originally intended and protecting our clients by developing contractual provisions to protect them in such circumstances.  While no contract can anticipate every unforeseen event or address every potential contingency, we endeavor to protect our clients as best as possible given the size and importance of the contractual matter at hand.

Protecting Clients in Disputes

Part of experienced contract drafting includes developing provisions as to how disputes should be addressed if they arise.  Ideally, such provisions will allow for both parties to protect their interests while seeking to resolve a dispute in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

There is not one dispute resolution mechanism that is right for all contractual relationships.  In some instances, general mediation and arbitration provisions may be desired, whereas in other circumstances, industry-specific resolution mechanisms may be desired (such as using construction mediation boards in the event of workmanship or performance claims).

We address dispute resolution possibilities with our clients ensuring they are fully informed of the resolution mechanisms available should that route be the best option.  If a dispute develops, we are ready to represent them in seeking a swift and favorable resolution, whenever possible, through negotiation and the dispute resolution methods contained in the agreement.  If a favorable dispute cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to represent our clients in litigation and at trial.

Our business contracts lawyers are ready to help.

Our business contract lawyers are ready to help.  For more information please contact D. Jason Hawkins in our Salt Lake City office, or Steven W. Beckstrom in our St. George office, or another member of our team.

Practice Contacts

D. Jason Hawkins

E. Scott Awerkamp

Michael R. Carlston

John E. Gates

Erik R. Hamblin

Scott H. Martin

Jonathan G. Miller

Adam M. Pace

Rachel E. Phillips

Korey D. Rasmussen