Contracts Law & Agreements

A contract is an agreement between two or more persons or entities to do, or to refrain from doing, a particular thing in exchange for something of value. Contracts may be in verbal or written form. Depending on the subject matter of the contract, a variety of state and federal laws may apply. For example, antitrust laws should be analyzed if the contract involves restraints on trade. If the contract involves licensing intellectual property, laws governing the intellectual property being licensed (copyright, trademark, patent, etc.) should be considered and the contract should be clear as to who owns the intellectual property exactly what rights and obligations the licensee has in connection with using the intellectual property.

Matt Sumrow has advised numerous clients on a wide variety of contracts, including asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, buy-sell agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, stock option agreements, stock purchase agreements, distributor agreements, marketing agreements, brokerage agreements, security agreements, loan agreements, leases for real property, purchase agreements for real property, software development agreements, intellectual property license agreements and settlement agreements. Contact Orange County business attorney Matt Sumrow for further information.