With Texas having one of the fastest growing economies in the United States, there has never been a better time to do business in the Lone Star State. Building a successful business is seldom an independent pursuit. Between shareholders, employees, contractors and other businesses, success in any market generally requires the careful navigation of a number of business relationships.
To help navigate all of these different relationships, one of the most important business relationships any company can establish is the one they have with their attorney. Here at Dan Burke Law, it’s our mission to use our expertise in small business law to help the movers of our community thrive by establishing business contracts that are both mutually beneficial and legally seamless.
To give you a brief rundown of some of the business relationships our attorneys could help your company navigate, here’s a list of the 6 most common business contracts in Texas:
Employment agreements are the documents that outline what is expected in any given employer/employee relationship. These types of contracts will cover things like job duties and title, wages, benefits and anything else that would be classified as the “terms of employment”.
Non-compete agreements are a type of agreement meant to protect the employer and their intellectual properties. By signing a non-compete agreement, a person agrees that they will not go to work for a competing company or start their own competing company for a set period of time.
Also called NDAs or Non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements are a legally binding set of terms in which two parties agree that the signer will maintain confidentiality regarding whatever is specified in the contract for a specified period of time.
Independent Contractor Agreements
Different from employment agreements, an independent contractor agreement establishes the legal parameters for a working relationship between two parties for a specific service.
There are times when it makes financial and legal sense to hire an independent contractor over a company employee. We are more than willing to consult your hiring team on when to use which resource on a case-by-case basis.
A partnership agreement is a legal document that establishes the legal parameters of a relationship between two businesses. Relationships with other businesses can be some of the most beneficial a company makes. However, the nature of the business makes it vital that the parameters of any business relationship are clearly defined and legally binding.
A partnership agreement drafted by a well-qualified attorney can mean the difference between a business partnership that allows a company to thrive and one that only causes problems.
The relationship any specific company has with its shareholders will be unique and situation-specific. This means that the shareholder agreements that are written up by a small business attorney to define those relationships also need to be situation-specific and ensure a transparent relationship between a business and its investors.
Establish Relationships You Can Trust, With Dan Burke Law
As a small business attorney, the more successful our clients are, the more successful we are. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to become one of the most reputable sources for San Antonio business contracts around.
If you’re running a business and need help navigating the complexities of business contracts, feel free to contact Dan Burke Law today! We’ll facilitate the most professional business contracts possible and ensure the best chances for legal security and business success!