Licensing, Contracts and Agreements
An agreement is any understanding or arrangement reached between two or more parties. A contract is a specific type of agreement that, by its terms and elements, is legally binding and enforceable in a court of law.
To run your business legally, there may be certain federal and state licenses and permits you must obtain, depending on the type of business you are operating, where it’s located, and what government rules apply. At SSP, we represent many clients in the food and beverage industry and can help you obtain liquor licenses.
Contracts form the basis of nearly every business relationship, whether they are with your employees, third party vendors, or customers. On both ends of a contract, if you do not understand what you are signing or you do not follow through on contract obligations, you are putting your business at risk.
At SSP, we pay attention to the details and educate our clients on the content of their contracts. We want our clients to know what they are getting into, anticipate their needs and always keep their best interests in mind. You could also say we are risk managers.
The key to a successful contract is in the details. At SSP our business lawyers have in-depth knowledge with contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs many aspects of a contract. Our team of lawyers provide our clients with assistance in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts and licenses.
We represent clients in all types of business contract and licensing matters, including:
• Liquor licenses
• Business permits
• Confidentiality agreements
• Intellectual property licenses
• Vendor agreements
• Manufacturing and distribution agreements
• Drafting, review and negotiation of commercial contracts and leases
• Real estate purchase and sales agreements
• Construction contracts
• Employment contracts
• Licensing agreements
Resolving Contract Disputes
We also represent clients in cases involving contract disputes. The lawyers at SSP are called upon to handle disputes over the formation and interpretation of contracts, breaches of warranty, limitation on damages, available remedies and many other issues that may arise. Our knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is an asset to our clients we represent in these types of disputes.
For more than 20 years, attorneys at Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson have anticipated the needs of our clients and taken bold, strategic action on their behalves. We’ve earned a reputation of being business-savvy, pragmatic attorneys of integrity—and aggressive advocates when our clients’ interests are on the line.
|LISA M. RAMMES