Contract Negotiations

There is an art to negotiating and drafting contracts.  You and your business deserve a specialist.  As a successful business owner, investor or corporate officer, you have achieved success by mastering your business process and pursuing your business goals.  In a negotiation, your business acumen, goals and priorities are crucial to reaching the best deal.  Identifying potential pitfalls and carefully drafting the language of your contract calls for the care and expertise that our attorneys can provide.

By taking the appropriate care and structuring and drafting your contract, our attorneys can help you clearly communicate the terms of your deal, identify potential business, tax and litigation risks and, ultimately, avoid costly disputes and even litigation.  When your contracts use clear and concise language, you avoid confusion, delay and misunderstanding that can jeopardize your transaction.  Much litigation results from otherwise minor drafting errors that grow into major disputes.  The Business Attorneys at Lyons Gaddis can save you time and money, while helping you achieve your contractual goals.

Traditional Negotiations and Interest-Based Bargaining

Many models of negotiations can be utilized to reach agreement between opposing parties. A common method is the traditional model of an offer followed by counter-offers. The attorneys in the Business and Transactions Group at Lyons Gaddis are experts at assisting clients in reaching agreements with opposing parties using this traditional model. On a more specialized level, Government Practice Group attorney Adele Reester has assisted our clients in reaching agreements with firefighter unions, teacher associations and other individuals through the traditional negotiation process.

Our Attorneys are Experts in Drafting, Negotiating and Facilitating Contracts Between Parties

Where there are long-standing relationships or common interests between the parties, the use of interest-based bargaining may be the negotiation model to employ in order to reach your agreement. Also known as IBB, this method allows parties to reach agreements that the parties can feel good about and that serve to strengthen the organization overall. The IBB process can easily be employed by public entities to reach agreements with firefighter or other unions, and for teacher associations. Government Practice Group attorney Adele Reester has effectively used this negotiation model to reach successful agreements for clients.

Facilitation and Training

While you might not need an attorney to advise you or your entity’s board or to be on your negotiation team, having a facilitator involved in negotiations can move negotiations forward and assist in reaching tentative agreements. A facilitator acts as a neutral party listening to both sides and assisting the negotiation teams to think creatively in order to find solutions that lead to agreement. Consider utilizing a facilitator to help your negotiations reach a successful conclusion.

Contact Lyons Gaddis Today.

Business contracts and negotiation are a serious business that calls for care and expertise.  Contact one of our Business Attorneys by calling 303-776-9900 or by emailing us directly.