Contracting is essential to the operation of any successful business. Whether it’s a lease, a service agreement, a supplier agreement or online terms of service, start-ups need good contract habits to keep their customers happy and their company protected. This lecture covers contracting basics and gives entrepreneurs a primer on what to look for when a contract is presented to them and what to think about when designing their own.
In this session, participants will learn:
- What is a contract?
- What makes a contract enforceable (or unenforceable)?
- Contracting vocabulary
- What should I look when reading common commercial contracts?
- How can I limit my company’s liability?
- How do I use contracts online?
Andrew Higdon is an associate with the Business Law practice group at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP. He enjoys advising a range of commercial, institutional and individual clients and helping them move forward with confidence. He is a graduate of the McGill University Faculty of Law, and holds degrees in both common and civil law. Before his career in law, Andrew managed a company overseas. His legal practice is informed by his practical experience managing a business and working through the challenges associated with its growth.