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Denver Contract Lawyers in Colorado

Sequoia Legal drafts unassailable contracts, mediates contract disputes, and resolves business differences on behalf of our clients. Our law firm provides advice on all aspects of contract law. Our clients can conduct business confidently, knowing an experienced Denver contract lawyer is on their side.

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Why Experienced Contract Lawyers Are Important for Your Business

As international business and contracts attorneys, the Sequoia Legal team provides contract and business agreement services for clients in many different industries, from small start-ups to larger corporations. We focus on providing big-firm services to small-to-midsize businesses, helping you gain a competitive edge in your market.

Our services are comprehensive and include:

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, ensuring that your business interests are protected
  • Mediating breach of contract disputes
  • Drafting business agreements and forming corporations, both for and non-profit

Additionally, we can advise entrepreneurs on the right business agreements for their businesses.

Our contract law firm also:

  • Includes the necessary classes in each contract we draft
  • Ensures damages are clearly stated
  • Reviews any contracts you are presented with
  • Negotiates favorable terms in contract discussions
  • Provides legal advice for common and uncommon disputes

Our deep knowledge of U.S. and international contract benefits you — our client. We work hand-in-hand to help you achieve your business goals. 

Common Types of Business Contracts We Can Help You With

The skilled Denver contract attorneys at Sequoia Legal provide corporate contractual legal advice and services for some of the most common business needs, including:

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M&A Agreement

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is the field of law governing the purchase, sale, or merging of business entities. A mergers and acquisitions attorney assists clients in sourcing capital, drafting and negotiating contracts, and facilitating a smooth merger of two different businesses.

M&A law includes negotiating and conducting the transactional sale or purchase of a business or portions of a business. Mergers and acquisition transactions are among the most complex types of sales, with consequences impacting business success for decades. We negotiate cash sales, stock options, and other compensation.

Business Formation Agreement

Our business formation attorneys provide advice on what type of business entity is the right choice for your goals and industry. Your business formation lawyer also advises you of the tax implications for each type of business, so you can make an informed choice.

We work with your accountant to determine whether you should form a limited liability company, C corporation, or S corporation. We complete and file all necessary paperwork, including license applications.

Partnership and Operating Agreement

Partnership agreements are critical for ensuring each member of the partnership is protected. A good agreement includes consideration for resolving disputes and dissolving the partnership, including provisions for one partner buying out another.

A partnership agreement governs day-to-day business operations and delineates the responsibilities of each party. It also determines how dividends and profits are to be divided and offers protection for each partner’s personal assets. 

Franchise Agreement

Many franchise agreements are already drafted boilerplate by the franchisor. We advise franchisees on their obligations before signing a franchise contract and assist with negotiations with the franchisor. By law, a franchisor must provide relevant documents and information for a franchisee; our attorneys help you review these before you sign. 

Startup Business Agreement

Starting a business requires substantial legal preparation, from protecting the business name and brand to contract drafting and establishing legal protections for proprietary information, like trade secrets or client lists. 

A startup lawyer works with you to learn your business needs, then drafts the appropriate legal contracts and documentation you need to execute your plans.

We create internal documents like employment contracts, operating agreements, and bylaws and negotiate buy-sell agreements on your behalf. We also negotiate third-party contracts and real estate lease agreements and obtain appropriate permits and licensing.

Commercial Lease Agreement

A commercial lease lawyer advises landlords and tenants in negotiating a commercial lease agreement. At Sequoia Legal, we draft, review, redline, and analyze documents before you sign them and negotiate more favorable terms as needed.

Lease agreements can be complex. We review your obligations per the lease, including how it is to be used and what your business is permitted to do and prohibited from doing. We also ensure that you are protected with regard to property maintenance responsibility, liability, taxes, and utilities.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) protect business secrets, from recipes to client lists and other proprietary information. A non-disclosure agreement lawyer drafts nondisclosure agreements for the appropriate positions in your organization, such as sales managers, personal assistants, or stenographers.

Or perhaps you’re being asked to sign an NDA as part of a business transaction, such as a merger. Other situations where you could be asked to sign include lawsuits. We review NDAs for you and advise whether signing is in your best interests.

Non-Compete Agreement

As your non-compete agreement lawyers, we review any non-compete agreement you may sign --- or consider having employees sign - to ensure it meets Colorado and federal statutory requirements.

We also determine whether it’s a reasonable agreement geographically and in duration. Your non-compete agreement should be enforceable in court and hold the signers accountable for breaching it. We place reasonable provisions in your non-compete agreements and pursue claims against those who breach them.

Our contract law attorney firm also advises you before you sign a non-compete agreement in your business dealings.

Employment Contract

Employment contracts should protect both employers and employees. In your business, you may find yourself issuing employment contracts, even if you are operating in an at-will employment state.

The contract can cover the employee's responsibilities and compensation and are most common for C-level executives and directors. A Sequoia Legal employment contract lawyer can draft a contract that rewards loyalty from your leadership team and enforce it for the non-performance of the employee.

Selling a Business

If a buyer is unhappy with the sale of your business, they could allege that you intentionally failed to disclose significant issues with the business, which made it unprofitable.

An experienced contract lawyer drafts a sales agreement that adequately protects you in a non-disclosure suit and will defend you in court if the other party brings a suit. We protect you as a secured creditor and ensure you have a personal guarantee from the buyer.

Buying a Business

When you purchase a business, you need to ensure that all aspects of the company are as the seller claims. Our legal services include auditing the business’s profit and loss statements and valuing its assets.

We also examine the sales contract to ensure that you are purchasing the business assets, not a membership interest or stocks in the company. Your Denver contract lawyer negotiates a fair price for the sale and will draft the sales contract or review and advise you on a contract presented by the seller.

Breach of Contract

Breach of contract is essentially breaking a legal promise. Violating the terms of a contract is considered to be a breach and is one of the most common legal issues our law firm handles.

If the other signatory on a contract breaches its terms and causes financial or other losses for your business, our law firm can file a breach of contract suit, seeking restitution on your behalf.

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To ensure your business goals are legally protected, schedule a consultation with an experienced contract lawyer at Sequoia Legal law firm.

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Why Choose Sequoia Legal Attorneys to Handle Your Business Contract Matters?

Depth of knowledge of Colorado, federal, and international contract law, tenacious negotiation, and a wealth of experience are the hallmarks of our law firm. Our lawyers have varied backgrounds, including positions as business leaders and entrepreneurs, providing our clients with a well-rounded approach to addressing their business needs.

Working with us provides your business with the benefit of:

  • Committed attorneys dedicated to your long-term success
  • Years of diverse experience in contract drafting and negotiation
  • Specific knowledge of the complexities of contract legal issues
  • Legal representation for diverse business models and industries

We simplify the contract negotiation process, so you can keep moving forward and protect yourself from unfair or penalizing clauses that could hurt your business. At Sequoia Legal, your company's success is our success, and we work hand in glove to help you achieve your goals.

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Meet Our Denver, CO, Contract Law team

Contract law and enforcement can be complex, so you need a law firm and contract lawyer you can trust to have your best interests and business goals in mind. Meet our contract law team.

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Our Successful Cases

No Penalty Voluntary Disclosures to US Gov

Companies routinely face complex situations when exporting or doing business internationally. There is a complex set of laws and regulations applicable to the persons, places and products involved in international business. Businesses sometimes end up violating or running afoul of these highly technical and complicated rules. Sequoia Legal has represented various US and foreign companies in conducting internal investigations relating to suspected violations of US sanctions and export controls. Following completion of these internal investigations, where necessary, we have assisted clients in voluntarily disclosing suspected violations to US authorities and have obtained favorable outcomes, including reduced penalties or no penalties. This has allowed our clients to sleep at night and continue to expand and do business internationally in compliance with applicable US law.

Successful Sale of Technology Startup

Our team at Sequoia Legal regularly helps sellers and buyers of businesses navigate the intricacies of the purchase and sale process to help them achieve their dreams. In this case, Sequoia Legal was brought on by the owners of a local technology company in a sale to a strategic acquirer with a total transaction value in the multiple millions. We successfully negotiated transaction agreements, including due diligence with the buyer and post-closing employment agreements, and closed the transaction within an expedited 30 days period. As part of this process, we helped educate the sellers through their first transaction and work through the emotional roller coaster of selling your business.

Rock Solid FCPA and Export Compliance Programs

Our Denver export compliance law firm has extensive experience with export administration regulations, the FCPA and international trade and can assist clients with developing export control and FCPA compliance programs. We ensure each client follows appropriate FCPA, export control compliance and foreign trade regulations for their industry, and our clients hail from nearly every industry sector. The attorneys at Sequoia Legal have successfully assisted and provided continued guidance for several international companies regarding the internal implementation of FCPA and export compliance plans. These companies employ and engage in various transactions with individuals and companies around the world. To ensure continued compliance with US sanctions laws and regulations following the implementation of the FCPA and export compliance programs, Sequoia Legal has conducted company audits, interviews and internal FCPA training programs. Due to the diligence of the Sequoia Legal team, zero issues or enforcement actions have been taken by the US government against Sequoia's clients for any FCPA or export related matter. An investment in a Sequoia Legal compliance plan has saved our clients time, focus and money.

Searching for Search Fund Success

And Finding It! Sequoia Legal regularly helps search funds and individuals find, acquire and successfully build new businesses. Our client was a search funder focused on acquiring a company in the professional services industry. We assisted in negotiating several LOI's that fell through, but as a result of that process, we found the right acquisition fit and assisted our client in executing an LOI, conducting due diligence, structuring the deal, negotiating the purchase agreement, working with the SBA and completing a deal that included a cash payment, SBA loan and seller financing with a variable note that reduced if certain revenue metrics were not achieved. We then assisted our client with several "tuck-in" acquisitions to further augment and accelerate the client's goals and exponentially grow revenue.

What Our Clients Say

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Susan B.

Andrew Lopez is always there to help. He is professional, responsive and understanding. Thank you Sequoia Legal!

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Jason L.

I can't say enough great things about Hunter and Andrew and the Sequoia team. We purchased a small business, and they were efficient, knowledgeable, and direct with their feedback about the deal and its structure and available when we needed them. We hope to do many more transactions with Hunter and Andrew, and the team. If you're looking for great counsel for a business transaction (and I'm sure any other matter they'd represent) - you'll be in great hands working with Sequoia. Bravo!

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Jeffrey B.

We trust completely the expert advice and care we receive from Sequoia Legal as they provide their invaluable services to our growing businesses.

Contact Sequoia Legal to Speak with a Denver, CO, Contract Lawyer

Our contract lawyers at Sequoia Legal possess close attention to detail and appreciation for the finer points of contract law that you need to protect everything you’ve worked so hard for.

Let us help you with a new venture or merging two powerful competitors. Our law firm works with independent contractor agreements, limited liability companies, and more. Contact us today to speak with a skilled Colorado contract lawyer.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How old do you need to be to form a contract?

Persons must be of legal age to enter a contract –- over 18. This is referred to as “legal capacity,” a requirement for a valid contract. Everyone signing the contract must have the legal capacity to enter into the agreement.

Are contracts valid if they are not in writing?

Some contracts must be in writing to be legal, including:

  • Surety and guaranty
  • Contracts for real property
  • Long-term contracts
  • Contracts for a significant amount 

Oral contracts are considered valid as long as they are compliant with the statute of frauds.

What happens if a party to a contract does not fulfill its promise?

A breach of contract involves a failure to fulfill a contract obligation. The aggrieved signatory may file a civil suit for damages to make them financially whole. The parties must settle in arbitration if the contract contains an arbitration clause.

Can an International Contract Be Illegal?

Yes, international contracts can be illegal if they require illegal activities to fulfill their terms. If goods and services contained in the contract are illegal in one country, then the contract is illegal in that country and therefore, unenforceable.