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Our Washington lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent Washington's economy include business services, healthcare, and trade.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in business contracts law. Business contracts lawyers typically provide advice and other legal services that affect various aspects of a business, which include contract drafting, review, negotiation, disputes, and other types of legal issues that come up when running a business. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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Rosario A. on ContractsCounsel
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August 24, 2020

Rosario A.

Trademark Attorney
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Seattle, WA
4 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WA
University of Washington

I'm a Washington-licensed lawyer specializing in trademark practice and with an extensive trademark education and academic background. I currently work with domestic and international businesses seeking trademark protection in the U.S. by conducting trademark searches, providing legal advice, submitting USPTO applications, and preparing responses to office actions. I'm passionate about trademark law and always looking forward to helping small and medium businesses promote their value by having a registered federal trademark. If you have questions or concerns about trademark/copyright/IP licensing and require legal advice, feel free to contact me and we can have a first chat.

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July 7, 2021

Justin A.

Partner
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Seattle, WA
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY, WA
The University of Chicago Law School

I am an entrepreneurial lawyer in the Seattle area dedicated to helping clients build and plan for the future. I earned my law degree from the University of Chicago and worked in a top global law firm. But I found advising real people on legal issues far more rewarding. Reach out to discuss how we can work together!

Jason P. on ContractsCounsel
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December 1, 2022

Jason P.

Business Lawyer
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Portland, OR
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in OR, WA
Lewis & Clark Law School

Jason is a self-starting, go-getting lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach to helping his clients. He co-founded Fortify Law because he was not satisfied with the traditional approach to providing legal services. He firmly believes that legal costs should be predictable, transparent and value-driven. Jason’s entrepreneurial mindset enables him to better understand his clients’ needs. His first taste of entrepreneurship came from an early age when he helped manage his family’s small free range cattle farm. Every morning, before school, he would deliver hay to a herd of 50 hungry cows. In addition, he was responsible for sweeping "the shop" at his parent's 40-employee HVAC business. Before becoming a lawyer, he clerked at the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic where he handled a diverse range of legal issues including establishing new businesses, registering trademarks, and drafting contracts. He also spent time working with the in-house team at adidas® where, among other things, he reviewed and negotiated complex agreements and created training materials for employees. He also previously worked with Meriwether Group, a Portland-based business consulting firm focused on accelerating the growth of disruptive consumer brands and facilitating founder exits. These experiences have enabled Jason to not only understand the unique legal hurdles that can threaten a business, but also help position them for growth. Jason's practice focuses on Business and Intellectual Property Law, including: ​ -Reviewing and negotiating contracts -Resolving internal corporate disputes -Creating employment and HR policies -Registering and protecting intellectual property -Forming new businesses and subsidiaries -Facilitating Business mergers, acquisitions, and exit strategies -Conducting international business transactions ​​ In his free time, Jason is an adventure junkie and gear-head. He especially enjoys backpacking, kayaking, and snowboarding. He is also a technology enthusiast, craft beer connoisseur, and avid soccer player.

James M. on ContractsCounsel
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January 4, 2023

James M.

Owner/Founder
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Boise, Idaho
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
Stanford Law School

Reproductive law attorney focused on reviewing surrogacy contracts and sperm/egg/embryo donation contracts.

Curt B. on ContractsCounsel
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March 25, 2023

Curt B.

Managing Partner
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Los Angeles, California
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, DC, FL, IL, MI
UCLA School of Law

Curt Brown has experience advising clients on a variety of franchising, business litigation, transactional, and securities law matters. Mr. Brown's accolades include: - Super Lawyers Rising Star - California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal - Pro Bono Attorney of the Year the USC Public Interest Law Fund Curt started his legal career in the Los Angeles office of the prestigious firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, antitrust, trademark, bankruptcy, and class action defense. Mr. Brown also has experience advising mergers and acquisitions and international companies concerning cyber liability and class action defense. He is admitted in California, Florida, D.C., Washington, Illinois, Colorado, and Michigan.

Merry A. on ContractsCounsel
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July 26, 2023

Merry A.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Lakebay, WA
38 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WA
Seattle University School of Law (formerly UPS School of Law) Juris Doctorate

Merry Kogut is a licensed attorney based in Washington State who has been a legal expert on JustAnswer since 2008 specializing in employment law, consumer protection and discrimination issues. She has been an attorney handling WA State phone consultations for Arag Legal Insurance since April, 2023. She has also been an attorney in private practice since 1986, and was in-house legal counsel for multiple WA State government agencies. She brings nearly 50 years combined legal and professional writing experience. Earlier in her career, Merry served as a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals, and as a discrimination specialist, investigator and legislative liaison. She also helped establish the “Legal Writing Institute,” a national association of legal writing instructors and administrators. Merry earned her law degree from the Seattle University (formerly University of Puget Sound) School of Law.

Joon H. on ContractsCounsel
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June 28, 2023

Joon H.

Managing Attorney
Free Consultation
Washington State
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WA
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

I work with private tech companies on entity formation, corporate governance, and commercial agreements. I was an in-house counsel for a unicorn fintech startup and am currently associated with a startup boutique while operating my solo practice. I received my JD from Berkeley Law, and served in the US Navy for 5 years as a combat linguist. I am fluent in Korean.

Reuben O. on ContractsCounsel
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October 21, 2021

Reuben O.

Senior Managing Attorney
Free Consultation
Seattle/Boise
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in ID, WA
The University of Iowa

As an entrepreneur at heart, I enjoy working with business owners and executives on a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, corporate governance, public and private securities offerings, privacy regulation and early-stage corporate matters including formation. As a lawyer and business professional, I understand the value of providing personal service and focused legal answers to clients navigating a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Whether in Aerospace, Consumer Goods, or Technology, I find great success in work collaboratively with clients to strategical structure their business or implementing strategic growth-oriented financing opportunities.

Amy P. on ContractsCounsel
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February 9, 2022

Amy P.

Principal Attorney
Free Consultation
Edmonds, WA
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WA
The University of Montana School of Law

Amy has served as outside general counsel and litigator to established businesses throughout western Washington since 2010. Her passion and focus is providing the best possible representation for clients in the construction, transportation and hospitality industries.

Eleanor W. on ContractsCounsel
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July 3, 2023

Eleanor W.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Bellevue, WA
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WA
Seattle University School of Law

I have been working as a document review attorney since 2011. I have also done some business and estate planning work. I am fluent in English, Chinese, French, and Japanese.

Diamond R. on ContractsCounsel
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July 30, 2023

Diamond R.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Houston, Texas
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in DC, NY, WA
Wayne State University

July 29, 2023 My name is Diamond Simpson Roberts, ESQ, MSPH and I am convinced that I can be a value added asset to most any company. As the first in my family to graduate a four-year university, I graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2000 but could not afford a bar prep course upon completion. After over 20 years, I sat for the July 2022 UBE, successfully passed and am currently licensed in three states! This is an example of my self-motivation, internal drive and passion. I offer over 28 years of diverse experience in healthcare, strategy, sales/marketing, legal/policy and business savvy. I have many years building, leveraging, and sustaining long term relations to drive revenue as an entrepreneur and for corporations. My analytical strengths provide me with an innate ability to think through tough situations/topics while viewing both vantage points (which is excellent for law and life). I have been appointed to serve on numerous committees due to my heightened ability to identify client issues and priorities and provide solutions based upon relevant products, services and needs. I have led teams with and without authority; specifically, I have managed teams for an Adult Foster Care Facility called Etonne Cares, during my post-graduate fellowship with the largest Catholic Healthcare System in the U.S. and during my two-year executive order appointment with the Federal Government (Presidential Management Fellowship). Most importantly, I am a collaborative team player who knows how to improvise, overcome and adapt! I offer numerous years of being a pharmaceutical trainer and being an adjunct using the online platform. I welcome the opportunity to continue in the interview so that I may further highlight the skills I can (and will) contribute to my success in the role. Respectfully, Diamond Simpson Roberts, ESQ, MSPH DQSSIMPSON@GMAIL.COM M: 313-942-6747

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Business Contracts Legal Questions and Answers

Business Contracts

Business Contract

Washington

Asked on Sep 20, 2023

Can I edit a signed business contract?

I am starting a business and am in the process of signing a contract with a vendor. I am concerned that some of the details in the contract may need to be changed after it is signed. I am wondering if it is possible to edit a signed business contract or if I would need to create an entirely new contract.

Merry A.

Answered Sep 23, 2023

It is almost always possible to amend a signed contract, but, of course, all signatories to the original contract would also need to sign any amendment. If, however, you foresee things you may want to sign later down the road, it'd be best to negotiate changes to the original contract, rather than amending an existing one....for one thing, what if the other signatories don't agree to your proposed amendment(s)?

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Business Contracts

Terms of Service

Washington

Asked on Dec 13, 2023

Should I cover updates in my terms of service?

I am the owner of an online retail business that sells products and services to customers. I am in the process of creating a terms of service agreement for my business and I am wondering if I should include language that would cover updates to the terms of service in the future. I want to make sure that I am protecting my business and customers from any potential issues that may arise due to changes in the terms of service.

Merry A.

Answered Jan 16, 2024

Yes. There are at least two ways to do this. The better method is to send amendments to the TOS to all clients, and have them agree to each amendment if and when it arises. The poorer method is to simply refer to any future amendments when the client first signs the TOS as being incorporated automatically; I don't think that's a good idea.

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Terms and Conditions

Washington

Asked on Dec 2, 2023

Are oral terms and conditions enforceable?

I am a small business owner who is in the process of creating a new website. I am writing my own terms and conditions for the website, and I want to ensure that they are legally enforceable. I understand that written terms and conditions are legally enforceable, but I am unsure if oral terms and conditions are enforceable in the same way. Therefore, I am seeking your advice on the matter.

Merry A.

Answered Dec 22, 2023

Whether or not oral (verbal) terms and conditions are enforceable may depend in part on how well the written contract makes it 110% clear that no changes can be made unless they're in writing and signed by all parties in advance. Absent that kind of language in the written agreement, or absent any type of written contract, verbal agreements can be enforced - it's more difficult, of course, than if something is in writing.

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Business Contracts

Independent Contractor Agreement

Washington

Asked on Nov 9, 2023

How long should the contractor agreement last?

I am a small business owner who is looking to hire an independent contractor. I need to know how long the contractor agreement should last in order to ensure that both parties are legally protected. I am also concerned about how long the contractor will remain with my business and what the renewal process will look like if necessary.

Merry A.

Answered Nov 14, 2023

The terms that you write in an independent contractor agreement should, first and foremost, protect you/your business and give you the advantage in the relationship, if possible. While some such contracts may have an end date, that's not mandatory; but be sure to give yourself/your business the right to terminate the contract when you want to, without cause. Leave it to the contractor to negotiate better terms than you propose, on behalf of the contractor - that is not your job. I recommend that each of you use your own attorney to review the agreement prior to signing. And, by the way, ContractsCounsel.com has numerous documents available for purchase, and it's very likely they offer a boilerplate of this type of contract, vetted by WA State attorneys.

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Business Contracts

Asset Purchase Agreement

Washington

Asked on Oct 13, 2023

Is confidentiality required in an asset purchase agreement?

I am considering purchasing a business asset and the seller has presented me with an Asset Purchase Agreement. I understand that these agreements typically contain confidential information, but I am not sure if confidentiality is required in this particular agreement. I would like to know whether confidentiality is necessary and what the consequences might be if the agreement is not kept confidential.

Merry A.

Answered Oct 31, 2023

There is no requirement for confidentiality in ANY type of contract; this is a negotiated term, like all other terms in any contract (except that in some instances, such as WA State Residential Landlord/Tenant contracts, state law may supercede terms in a lease that would violate the law). As far as breach of a confidentiality term (or any other term) in a contract, often the contract itself will state what the consequences may be for a breach - however, if this is not specified, the other party could sue for breach of contract - what a court may decide to award would generally be based on the amount of damages the Plaintiff incurred by having the breach occur. If you are considering buying a business, I urge you to have all paperwork, your business plan, your finances, and all other important documents and information reviewed by a business attorney prior to signing anything at all.

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