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Entity Formation Documents

Your Corporation, LLC, or Partnership must have bylaws, an operating or a partnership agreement. This is particularly important if you have partners or investors. These documents must be in writing and correctly reflect any agreements made. Do not rely solely on verbal agreements; it is important to formalize these agreements into a written document. If a dispute should arise each party will inevitably have a different recollection of the agreement. Having a written document to refer to may quickly and easily resolve a dispute.

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Sales Agreements or Bill of Sale

This is an agreement you send to every new client. It should have details about your transaction; including price, delivery time, and a description of the item or service. You should also include any policies you have, such returns and warranty.

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Non Disclosure Agreement

Protect your business assets, namely trade secrets and client lists, from disgruntled employees and your competition. A non disclosure agreement prohibits an employee, former employee, or anyone you do business with from revealing confidential information about your business. The agreement should define the information to be kept confidential, obligations of the receiving party and the time period for which the information is to remain confidential.

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Real Estate Lease

Generally, real estate contracts, sales and leases, need to be in writing to be enforceable. While there are some exceptions, namely a lease for less than one year, it is a good idea to have all leases in writing. Your lease should detail who is responsible for maintenance, who owns any improvements made by tenant, and who is responsible for taxes and utilities.

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Privacy Policy

A privacy policy is a disclosure document. Its purpose is to inform and protect your client. It is important that your privacy policy accurately reflect your actual practices, not just a copy of one you found on another website.