Legal Templates For Consultants FAQs
How do I make sure my clients pay me?
Our payment structure is designed for consultants. It not only sets you up for success but also includes clauses that will help make it easy on you if they balk on payment at any time. Pro Tip: Always include a prevailing party clause (and late fees) in any of your agreements to make sure you have the leverage to collect if a client fails to pay.
Do I need an LLC?
Yes. It’s how to separate yourself (and your personal assets) from your business. It’s a no brainer.
What happens if a client cancels the agreement unexpectedly?
You should have termination clauses that spell out exactly what the obligations are for both parties.
Do I need to have anything in my agreement to protect my process and my content?
Yes, you do. Not only do you need to protect your work product but also protect from a client poaching your employees or independent contractors.
Will my clients sign these agreements?
Yes, if they are going to be good clients. These are fair agreements. If they aren’t willing to sign these agreements then you will have saved yourself a lot of headache down the road. They not only show how professional you are but will also help you quickly sort through clients who value your services and are willing to pay from them from those who do not. The net result will be better relationships with your clients.
Consulting Legal Templates Bundle Content
Consulting Agreement Form
Use this form with your clients. This agreement sets out payment, client responsibilities, limits your liabilities, provides protocols such as rescheduling, and provides you recourse in the event you need (e.g. to collect payment).
Independent Contractor Agreements Form
If you need to utilize another consultant or third party for your business, these templates will be useful. Here, we will set the expectations with your contractor and also protect your business by ensuring your contractor cannot poach a client of yours.
These set the rules for anyone using your website. In it, there are things like liability limitations, dispute resolution outlines, and DMCA compliance.
Employment Agreement Form
If you hire another consultant or assistant as an employee, you’ll need an agreement to set the terms but also protect your business interests.
Nondisclosure Agreement Form
You may not need this document as often but it’s useful to have ready and available to protect confidential information as needed. You would use this if you are working with or contracting with a third party and you are required to disclose information you want to protect. Of course, your other agreements above include similar provisions of your clients, contractors, and employees. This document would be used in other situations not covered by those above.