How To Draft Quality, Enforceable Non-Compete Agreements in New York

How To Draft Quality, Enforceable Non-Compete Agreements in New York 1

Non-compete agreements in New York help companies protect trade secrets and other proprietary information employees may learn while working for them. And although they are legal in New York, courts will not uphold them if they are not drafted properly. This can be a looming potential threat to your business if you are not careful. […]

What is a Breach of Contract

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Two or more people may enter into an agreement to achieve specific business goals. This is called a contract in legal terms. A contract is an agreement between two or more persons that has specific terms. It promises to do something in exchange for a valuable benefit. A breach of contract occurs when this agreement […]

Why You Need A Skilled Attorney To Negotiate Your Contracts

Negotiate your contracts, contract attorney

Business owners and executives negotiate contracts all the time, so much so that negotiations almost become routine. However, a unique business deal or project may emerge that requires skilled negotiations to protect a party’s rights. This is where retaining a seasoned attorney to negotiate your contracts can be crucial. If you need to draft or […]

Common Contract Provisions Everyone Should Know

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There are some common contract provisions that are, or should be, included in most written agreements. The language used in these provisions can vary in meaningful ways and depending on the way the provisions are drafted, they can have a significant impact on the contracting parties’ rights, risks, and remedies. There is no one-size-fits-all contract […]

A Funny Thing Happened With The Choice of Forum

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Forum is the place, such as a court, where disputes, such as lawsuits, are heard. Many contracts include provisions that address which state’s laws will govern the interpretation of the contract and identify the forum where any dispute related to the contract will be heard. The forum provision may also read that any disputes about […]

Help! Get Me Out of This Contract!

Businessman in a box, contract concept

Yes, sometimes, businesses do enter into contracts they really should not have entered into. Yes, sometimes businesses get “signers’ remorse” and do not want to fulfill the contract. Yes, sometimes businesses feel that what they are being asked to do under a contract is not fair, or proper, or not what they feel they agreed […]

Cost of Doing Business? How Costly?

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While contract disputes are often considered, by business owners, to be part of “the cost of doing business,” understanding them and having the right team of experienced business contract attorneys can make resolving, or even preventing, disputes, much less painful. At Rosenbaum & Taylor, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience to guide companies through […]

Whale Meet in Court?

whale breach

When a whale breaches, it lifts most of its body out of the water. When a party to a contract is dealing with a possible breach of contract matter, or a breach of contract lawsuit, it can feel like a fish out of water. We don’t really think there is a connection, but it’s a […]

Force Majeure and the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic

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Force majeure is defined as unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contractual obligation. Often, contracts contain a force majeure provision and list potential circumstances, such as acts of God, war, terrorism, etc., that permit a party to terminate a particular agreement. Ultimately, when there is a dispute, the courts will resolve the issue […]

Building a Strong Construction Contract

drafting a strong construction contract

There is no getting around it: construction contracts are often long and complicated because construction projects are often long and complicated. The attorneys at Rosenbaum & Taylor, P.C. are experienced in construction law and contract law and represent and advise owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors on issues related to commercial and residential […]