Business Contracts: A Foundation For Success

Contracts and agreements are a vital part of doing business. A well-drafted, well-thought-out contract can make the difference between a successful business venture and a failed one.

As a community-rooted law practice with offices in Destin and Marianna, Winter Spires & Associates, P.A., is dedicated to helping local businesses grow and thrive. Our thorough and proactive approach enables clients to enter contractual matters with confidence that their interests are protected. We counsel entrepreneurs, business partners and investors throughout the Emerald Coast.

Trusted Legal Guidance Rooted In Extensive Experience

The need for binding legal agreements can arise at various stages of the business life cycle. In the early stages of business formation, contracts may serve as the foundation for a partnership or other ownership arrangement. Down the road, contracts can shape all aspects of business operations, from employee and vendor relationships to real estate matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Lawyer Winter Spires provides knowledgeable legal services in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts and clauses such as:

  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Contracts with customers and vendors
  • Construction contracts
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • UCC and secured transactions
  • Partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Investor agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements (buyout clause)
  • Arbitration clauses
  • Liquidated damages clauses
  • Noncompete agreements

Attention To The Important Details

We strive for contracts that are clear and thorough and reflect what each party wants. Investment agreements, for example, should spell out the roles and expectations: What amount will be invested? Will returns be paid in cash sums or ownership equity? What voice will the investor have in operations? In arbitration agreements, will arbitration be binding or nonbinding? What are the triggers and how is the arbitrator chosen? What are the options for enforcing or appealing the result?

It is not possible to foresee or prevent every conflict. In the event of contract disputes, Winter Spires is a strong negotiator and litigator with extensive courtroom and arbitration experience. Her in-depth knowledge of Florida business law enables her to advocate effectively for clients in any forum.

To discuss a pending contract or transaction, please call 850-502-4506 or contact us online.