Negotiation & Drafting of Business Contracts
As a seasoned litigator, I have exploited many poorly written agreements. Let me put this experience to your advantage. In the negotiation and drafting of business contracts, I make sure that you don’t fall into traps.
The law office of John McDuff provides comprehensive business law and tax counsel to clients in Austin and Central Texas.
An Experienced Business Lawyer in Austin
I have practiced in business law for 30 years. I am also a licensed CPA with 30 years of tax planning experience. I have negotiated transactions in the tens of millions and handled (and litigated) contracts involving:
- Buying or Selling a Business
- Commercial real estate transactions
- Contracts with customers, suppliers and trade partners
- Agreements on compensation, restrictive covenants
- Operating, shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
- Financing terms
- Licensing and royalty contracts
Foresight and Attention to Detail
In negotiating and papering the terms of agreements, I address the legal risks, the tax consequences and the financial risk if the other party fails to perform. The document should be easy to understand — I never use legalese — but thorough and unambiguous. The language is simple, but the contract is as long as necessary to cover all the bases.
My contracts protect clients by anticipating likely contract disputes and addressing those issues one by one. I clarify any warranties and verify representations. Lastly, As an Austin business lawyer and CPA, I enable clients to minimize the tax liabilities on the back end of contracts.
A business contract should not come back to haunt you. It should be more like a protector, providing as many defenses as possible if the deal goes sour.
Contact John McDuff, Attorney at Law
Ask for John McDuff at 512.457.1177 or reach me online to arrange a consultation about a pending business contract.