Unlike in France and other civil law countries, where statutes impose obligations on the parties to a contract, in the United States, "freedom of contract" prevails. This means that statutes merely suggest default rules that can be set aside and negotiated by the parties. As a consequence, as a seller of goods in particular, you need to leverage freedom of contract, and limit your promises and responsibilities via carefully drafted contracts.
Translating your foreign templates of contracts or terms of sale is not an option: your foreign templates would likely not be understood, or enforceable, because of the differences in the laws and the fact that some legal concepts used in your country of origin do not have any equivalent in the United States, and vice versa.
Working closely with our clients to understand their business model and industry, we draft U.S. commercial agreements that allow them to achieve their commercial goals while minimizing their exposure to risks.
- Distribution Agreements
- Licenses and Tech-Transfer Agreements
- Sales Representative Agreements
- Terms and Conditions
- Affiliates Marketing Agreements
- Consultant & other Independent Contractor Agreements
- Joint-Venture and Commercial Alliances Agreements
- Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
- O.E.M. Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Logistics Agreements