Drafting the Right Agreement
Electronic Agreements: HL&C can draft contracts and we provide an electronic format that allows both parties to review and sign the contents efficiently and responsibly. We use a drop-down technique that ensures each party reads and understands pertinent provisions so that each knows the contents without feeling overwhelmed at the length of the agreement. We also created the format so that you cannot sign the final page until you have understood all of the preceding provisions. This protects your rights and ensures a full understanding of the contract.
Legal Validity: Electronic signatures carry the same legal force as regular signatures. The enactment of E-Sign, a federal law that preempts inconsistent state laws to the contrary, permits e-signatures in almost all commercial transactions. Take advantage of that ability and let HL&C draft and facilitate your contract.
NDA: An NDA is a nondisclosure agreement. HL&C can draft and review these for you. NDAs enable you to share sensitive information without fear that the person will use the information to your detriment. They are useful for when startups begin their business and seek investors. They are useful for when employers want to begin the process of selecting candidates for employment. It allows for the ability to share information safely and securely to prevent possible litigation down the road. We can draft these for you and allow you to proceed in confidence. We can also review the agreements to ensure they comport with the law.
Landlord/Tenant Agreements: HL&C has experience with the review and drafting of commercial and residential lease agreements for both tenants and landlords. North Carolina has property laws unique to the rest of the country, so please make sure to have a professional review the contents of an agreement or draft the agreement on your behalf to ensure the provisions match with what's allowed under North Carolina law. Otherwise, default rules might apply with burdensome demands. We can mitigate that risk before it even materializes.
Startup Counseling and Support
Attorney Hastings grew up in Chapel Hill and loves to see new businesses, corporations, companies, partnerships, and non-profits sprout up that celebrate the rich innovation we have come to expect in the community. He has experience in securing your legal rights and drafting agreements that set your entity up for success in the future. His entrepreneurial spirit is what contributed to him founding this law firm, and he will represent your entity with the level attention he knows it deserves from having done the same thing himself.
Joey McMahon, founder of The Monday Life, a non-profit organization that improves the daily lives of hospitalized children, said this about his knowledge of contract and entity law.
"Taylor was extremely helpful at navigating through contract law - and providing a strong legal foundation for our startup."