Q: Is this template agreement right for me?

It depends. Templates are not intended for any one specific situation. They are written generically to address a broad range of situations. Your chosen template may meet your needs as written. But if you need more specific legal advice to customize your template to your needs, you should speak to an attorney licensed in your state.

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Q: Will the template agreement work in my state?

Each state’s laws are different and so it’s nearly impossible to draft a template agreement that will be enforceable in every state. Further complicating matters is the fact that federal laws (as opposed to state laws) may also affect the enforceability of the template agreement. The template agreements on our site were drafted, to the greatest extent possible, to be enforceable nationwide. However, we can’t guarantee that every provision in every template agreement will be enforceable in every state.

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Q: Should I hire an attorney?

This will depend on your specific situation. For example, if your situation involves high risk, you should speak to an attorney licensed in your state.

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Q: If I buy a template agreement does that make you my attorney?

If you purchase a template agreement on our website, that does not make us your attorney, nor does it make you our client. The only way to hire Becker Law LLC is to (a) discuss the potential engagement with us; and (b) sign an engagement letter with us. Purchasing a template through this website does not create any kind of attorney-client relationship with Becker Law LLC.

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Q: Can I hire Becker Law as my attorney?

Becker Law LLC is licensed to practice law in Georgia, New York and Connecticut. So, whether we can be your attorney depends on whether you’re in the state where we practice law. It also depends on other factors such as, without limitation, whether we’re a good fit, whether we practice in the area of the law in which you need services, and whether there are any conflicts. The only way to engage Becker Law LLC is to (a) discuss the potential engagement with us; and (b) sign an engagement letter with us. If you’d like to discuss engaging us, please contact us.

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Q: Which template agreement is right for me?

Currently, we have the following template types:

  • Templates for use when a client or customer hires you or your business to perform services.
  • Templates for use when you hire a service provider or independent contractor to perform services for you or your business.
  • Templates for use when you and/or other parties need to protect their trade secrets and other confidential information.
  • Templates for use when you hire an employee to perform services for you or your business.
  • Templates for use in developing and licensing software.
  • Templates for use with your website.

These template agreements are either “Basic” or “Formal”. “Basic” and “Formal” don’t have a legal meaning. Rather, they signify how comprehensive each is. Although the “Basic” template agreements are shorter than the “Formal” template agreements, they still cover the essential terms you need. “Formal” template agreements cover everything in the “Basic” template agreements but also include additional “legal” terms to address more complex transactions.

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Q: Which service provider template agreement is right for me?

There are two types of Service Provider template agreements on our site. The “Short-Form” version is meant for one project only. If you want, you can reuse this version with your service provider or independent contractor multiple times (or simply renew it), or you can use it once with your service provider or independent contractor. If you’re doing multiple projects with your service provider or independent contractor, then the “Long-Form” or Master Service Agreement/Statement of Work (“MSA/SOW”) version is probably more appropriate. The MSA covers essential legal items that apply to your relationship. The SOWs cover project-specific terms. After signing the MSA, you and your service provider or independent contractor can then sign one or more SOWs for individual projects.

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Q: What’s the difference between a Unilateral NDA and a Mutual NDA?

Under a Unilateral NDA, only one party is agreeing to non-disclosure and non-use obligations. Under a Mutual NDA, both parties are agreeing to those obligations.

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Q: What are the terms of my purchase?

Your purchase of a template agreement is governed by our License Terms found on the Terms of Service link on the checkout page.

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Q: Are there restrictions on what I can do with a template agreement?

Yes. You can view these restrictions in our License Terms.

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Q: What’s your refund policy?

Because of the way a template agreement is delivered, we usually don’t offer refunds. But if you’re dissatisfied with your purchase, please let us know and we’ll do our best to resolve your concerns. Please see our License Terms for more information.

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Q: What exactly am I buying?

You’re buying a Microsoft Word document (.docx) which includes everything described on the Contract Store product page. Guidance notes are also included in the comment section to help you fill in the blanks in the template agreement.

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Q: Can I edit the template agreements?

Since you’ll receive a Microsoft Word document, you’ll be able to edit your template agreement as you need to. Please note, though, that we can’t guarantee what effect your changes will have on the other terms in the template agreement. So, please edit your template agreement carefully.

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Q: Is my purchase secure?

Our website is secured using SSL/https and all purchases are technically made through Shopify. You can read more about their security here.

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Q: I purchased a template agreement but never received it.

In the unlikely event you didn’t receive your template agreement, contact us and we will fix it right away.

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