Save

Free Legal Documents

Search Filters

Search Results

Showing 251 results

Business Formation

83(b) Election For Corporation

An 83(b) election is an IRS filing which is typically filed when vesting is placed on a founding Member's ownership. If the founder/employee does not make the 83(b) election, then he or she may have income as the ownership “vests" and will have to pay income taxes on the income.

83(b) Election for an LLC

An 83(b) election is an IRS filing which is typically filed when vesting is placed on a founding Member's ownership. If the founder/employee does not make the 83(b) election, then he or she may have income as the ownership “vests" and will have to pay income taxes on the income.

Articles of Incorporation for California

The Articles of Incorporation is the document which is formally filed and maintained with the state of California. It establishes very basic elements of the corporation like the name and address of the corporation. It should also establish the number and classes of stock, and certain indemnification provisions.

Articles of Organization for California

The California Incorporator's Organizational Action lets the Incorporator of the corporation put in place many key facets of the corporation without having to hold an organizational meeting. Some of these key items include approving the sale of stock to the founders, putting in place the board of directors and officers, and resigning as the incorporator.

California Bylaws

This California bylaws document helps to establish how certain formalities of the company will be run. Most importantly, the bylaws establish voting thresholds for approvals to certain actions by the corporations like electing new board members or entering into debt.

Certificate of Incorporation for a Delaware Corporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is the charter of the corporation which is kept by the Delaware Secretary of State as record of the corporation.

Check Company Name Availability

Check your Company Name Availability before naming your company. It's wise to check if your company name is available before establishing your new business.

Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement

A confidentiality and invention assignment agreement is typically signed by all founders and employees of company. The agreement creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information and assigns all relevant work product to the company during the signors employment with the company.

Convertible Note Purchase Agreement

A convertible note is a loan instrument, but upon the occurrence of an "Equity Financing" - such as raising money from venture capitalists - the note will convert into equity. This particular note contemplates a discount as a concession to note purchasers. Other concessions include a valuation cap and/or warrants which this note does not consider. There are two pieces of this documents, 1) the Note Purchase Agreement and 2) the Note. This is similar to a Stock Purchase Agreement and the underlying Stock Certificate which symbolizes the actually stock held by the purchaser. The Note Purchase Agreement contains many of the key terms of the Note. This is especially helpful if you have multiple people purchasing Notes under the same agreement and you need to make an amendment - there is a governing umbrella agreement that can be amended vs having to amended multiple agreements.

Corporate Stock Certificate

A corporate Stock Certificate is the formal document which represents an individual's shares held in a corporation.

Corporation Spousal Consent Form

The Spousal Consent Form for a corporation, is intended to be signed by the spouse of the stock holder or by the stockholder confirming that they are not married. Due to marriage property rights, spouses are encouraged to sign on to the stock agreements signed by the other spouse.

Delaware Corporation Bylaws

The Bylaws of the company state the internal rules of the corporation like the election of Board members and the sale of stock.

Delaware Corporation Director And Officer Indemnification Agreement

The director and officer indemnification agreement provides additional protection from the directors and officers of a Delaware corporation.

Delaware Corporation Unanimous Written Consent Of The Board In Lieu Of First Meeting

The unanimous written consent of the board in lieu of first meeting allows the appointed board of directors of a newly formed Delaware Corporation to establish a number of primary elements of the corporation. Some of these elements include the appointment of the officers and the sale of stock to the founders of the company.

Demand Promissory Note

A demand promissory note is a loan agreement. The agreement establishes how much the company will loan from the individual, the rate of interest, and the repayment schedule or date. Get this free sample promissory note today.

Demand Promissory Note Board Approval

A Demand Promissory Note Board Approval form allows the Board of a company to approve the company issuing debt. Get this free demand promissory note form.

Founder Collaboration Agreement

This Founder Collaboration Agreement is intended as a seed document that can be used as a framework for a more complex business and legal relationship. Get this free collaboration agreement. Key clauses (1) define the relationship of the founders; (2) provide the expectation that all work will belong to some entity in the future, to be determined; and (3) outline a basic communication and conflict-resolution clause that can help prevent disputes. Terms can be modified on an as-needed basis; comments are provided where needed. This sample agreement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute advertising, a solicitation, or legal advice. Review of or use of this sample agreement does not constitute formation of an attorney-client relationship. COMAR LAW disclaims all liability with regard to use of this sample agreement. Readers of this sample agreement should not rely upon this document without seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney in the reader’s state.

Franchise License Agreement

This franchise licensing agreement can be used to license copyrightable and/or copyrighted work. Get this free copyright licensing agreement today. Download this agreement for free.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

How to Form a Multi-Member LLC in California

A California Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business entity formed under the laws of the state of California. It similar to a partnership, providing management flexibility and the benefit of pass-through taxation. A multi-member LLC is owned by multiple people or "members." A standard practice is to have the members choose a single person or a group of people, called "Managers," to run the organization. Forming a California LLC takes places in two stages. You will first file your Articles of Organization with the California Secretary of State. This can take up to a week. Once you have successfully filed your Articles of Organization you can complete the remaining items in the same afternoon and sign them all simultaneously.

How to Form a Single Member LLC in California

Learning how to form a Single Member Limited Liability Company is not that difficult but there are some choices you need to make. A limited liability company that has one owner and is designed to protect that owner against personal liability. Accordingly, it should arguably be treated as a separate “person” for legal purposes, and thus the sole member/equity holder should be shielded from any liabilities of the LLC, including debts and lawsuits.

How to Incorporate a Business

How to Incorporate a Business – Forming a Corporation

How to Open a Cafe in California

Know how to open a cafe can be very similar to opening a restaurant. Cafes can cater to many types of customers, whether it be college students, old friends catching up, or tired business people on the go. Opening a cafe is a great way for someone to start their food service business on a smaller scale. Cafes are usually smaller than full-blown restaurants, with fewer menu items and less attention required per customer. Still, starting a cafe business entails many of the same steps required for opening a restaurant. This guide will walk you through the steps of opening a cafe.

How to Open a Restaurant in California

Trying to figure out how to open a restaurant in California - it can be a daunting task. Along with researching the restaurant scene and learning both business and food-industry practices, starting a restaurant requires compliance with licensing procedures and food-service laws. California cities and counties have varying regulations and required permits, so it is important to double check local laws. This guide will set forth the steps necessary for opening a restaurant.

How to Start a Food Truck in California

With lower overhead costs and greater mobility, a food truck can be an exciting opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. However, you must comply with the licensing procedures and food-service laws of each location in which you will be operating. These laws and regulations can vary between locations, so remember to research your local laws. This guide sets forth the necessary steps for starting a food truck in California.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement

During the formation of a new company a best practice is to assign all relevant intellectual property to the company using the following agreement. The consideration for the agreement is the sale of ownership to the individual assigning the intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement to a California LLC

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement is intended to assign certain relevant Intellectual Property from a founding Member of the LLC to the Limited Liability Company. It is most often executed in the formation of the company. Get this free IP assignment agreement.

Joint Venture Agreement

This is a basic joint venture agreement for parties who wish to pursue a joint business venture. You can download this for free, but you should consult with a business attorney to customize this basic joint venture agreement more to your unique situation.

LLC or Corporation?

LLC or Corporation - Which is Right for Your Business?

Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement for California

An operating agreement lays out the structure and rules governing an LLC. It is the the primary document of an LLC. A multi-member LLC is intended to be used when there will be more than a single owner of the LLC.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Partnership Agreement Template

With this general partnership agreement template, you'll set the expectations and terms of your partnership with your business partner. Download this free general partnership agreement template below and customize it to meet your unique business legal needs.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Privacy Policy Template

This privacy policy is to be used as the beginning of a more robust privacy policy for a website with user generated content. The purpose of privacy policy to inform your users how you will use the information they contribute to your site, especially personal information.

Shareholder Agreement Template

This shareholder agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free shareholder agreement form and have it customized for your unique business legal needs to better protect you today.

Single Member LLC Operating Agreement for California

An operating agreement lays out the structure and rules governing an LLC. The the primary document of an LLC. A single member LLC is intended to be used when there will only be a single owner of the LLC.

Sole Incorporator for a Delaware Corporation

The Action by Sole Incorporator gives a single individual the power to file the Certificate of Incorporation with the state of Delaware and appoint the first Board. Download this free sole incorporator agreement today.

Stock Purchase Agreement

The formal stock purchase agreement sample documents the sale of stock to the founders of a Delaware corporation. It will list the number of shares purchased and at what price. One major provision of this agreement is the purchase option or vesting that may be placed on the sold stock.

Stock Purchase Agreement for a California Corporation

The formal agreement which documents the sale of stock to the founders of a California corporation. It will list the number of shares purchased and at what price. One major provision of this agreement is the purchase option or vesting that may be placed on the sold stock.

Terms of Use Template

This is a template to be used as the beginning of a more robust Terms of Use for any website that has any type of user generated content. Download this free terms of use template.

Types of Corporations

A corporation is an independent legal entity distinct from its owners. Learn more about the different types of corporations and which one is right for you.

Business Operations

Convertible Note Purchase Agreement

A convertible note is a loan instrument, but upon the occurrence of an "Equity Financing" - such as raising money from venture capitalists - the note will convert into equity. This particular note contemplates a discount as a concession to note purchasers. Other concessions include a valuation cap and/or warrants which this note does not consider. There are two pieces of this documents, 1) the Note Purchase Agreement and 2) the Note. This is similar to a Stock Purchase Agreement and the underlying Stock Certificate which symbolizes the actually stock held by the purchaser. The Note Purchase Agreement contains many of the key terms of the Note. This is especially helpful if you have multiple people purchasing Notes under the same agreement and you need to make an amendment - there is a governing umbrella agreement that can be amended vs having to amended multiple agreements.

Demand Promissory Note

A demand promissory note is a loan agreement. The agreement establishes how much the company will loan from the individual, the rate of interest, and the repayment schedule or date. Get this free sample promissory note today.

Demand Promissory Note Board Approval

A Demand Promissory Note Board Approval form allows the Board of a company to approve the company issuing debt. Get this free demand promissory note form.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA compliance

HIPAA Violation Fines

HIPAA Violation Fines

Letter of Intent for Business Venture

This Letter of Intent for Business Venture agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free letter of intent for business venture agreement template for free and have it customized for your unique business venture needs today.

Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors

This Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors letter is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Notice of Meeting letter below and customize it for your unique needs today.

Privacy Policy Template

This privacy policy is to be used as the beginning of a more robust privacy policy for a website with user generated content. The purpose of privacy policy to inform your users how you will use the information they contribute to your site, especially personal information.

SOX Compliance

SOX informally refers to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Learn more about SOX and SOX compliance for publicly traded corporations today.

Shareholder Agreement Template

This shareholder agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free shareholder agreement form and have it customized for your unique business legal needs to better protect you today.

Terms of Use Template

This is a template to be used as the beginning of a more robust Terms of Use for any website that has any type of user generated content. Download this free terms of use template.

Commercial Contracts

Arbitration Agreement

This Arbitration Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free arbitration agreement via download below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Asset Purchase Agreement

This is a standard asset purchase agreement that can be used to facilitate the sale of an asset between a buyer and a seller. You can download this asset purchase agreement for free, but should consult an attorney.

Beta Test Agreement

A beta test agreement establishes two primary promises between the user and the company. First, the user will maintain a level confidentiality in their use of the product. Second, the user disclaims liability arising from the product and understands that the product could be inferior or may not function properly because it is a "beta" product.

Bill of Sale Template

This Bill of Sale template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free bill of sale form and have it customized for your unique needs today.

Confidentiality Agreement Template

This confidentiality agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free confidentiality agreement form below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Consignment Agreement

This is a free consignment agreement template that can be used by businesses of all sizes. Download this consignment agreement sample for free below.

Construction Contract

This Construction Contract template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Construction Contract template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Consulting Agreement Template

This Consulting Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free consulting agreement via download and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Copyright Licensing Agreement

This copyright licensing agreement can be used to license copyrightable and/or copyrighted work. Download this copyright licensing agreement for free.

End User License Agreement (EULA)

This End User License Agreement can be used when licensing a software product. You can download this free end user license agreement, but you should consult with a business attorney to customize it your unique situation.

Equipment Lease Agreement

This Equipment Lease Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Equipment Lease Agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

Hold Harmless Agreement Template

This hold harmless agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free hold harmless agreement form below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today to best protect yourself.

Indemnity Agreement Template

This indemnity agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free indemnity agreement form and have it customized for your unique business legal needs to better protect yourself today.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement

During the formation of a new company a best practice is to assign all relevant intellectual property to the company using the following agreement. The consideration for the agreement is the sale of ownership to the individual assigning the intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Protection. What entrepreneurs and business owners need to know about the basics of intellectual property law to protect your business IP.

Letter of Intent for Business Venture

This Letter of Intent for Business Venture agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free letter of intent for business venture agreement template for free and have it customized for your unique business venture needs today.

Loan Agreement Template

This loan agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free loan agreement form below and have it customized for your unique loan and business legal needs today.

Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Template

Download this free Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) form below and customize it for your unique business legal needs. Use this template if would like to enter into a transaction (e.g. purchase, partnership, employment) with another person or entity and would like to have an understanding of the agreement in place prior to finalizing the details.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Privacy Policy Template

This privacy policy is to be used as the beginning of a more robust privacy policy for a website with user generated content. The purpose of privacy policy to inform your users how you will use the information they contribute to your site, especially personal information.

Service Agreement Template

This Service Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free service agreement template via download and have it customized by an attorney for your unique business legal needs today.

Service Level Agreement Template

This (SLA) Service Level Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free (SLA) service level agreement below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Software Licensing Agreement

This software licensing agreement can be used for computer, internet, and open source software. Download this software licensing agreement for free today.

Technology Assignment Agreement

This is a standard technology assignment agreement where a developer can assign intellectual property rights over a technology to a company in exchange for equity or cash. Download this technology assignment agreement for free.

Terms of Use Template

This is a template to be used as the beginning of a more robust Terms of Use for any website that has any type of user generated content. Download this free terms of use template.

Trademark Licensing Agreement

This is a standard trademark licensing agreement for parties who wish to license trademarked material. Download this trademark licensing agreement for free.

Vehicle and Equipment Purchase Agreement

This Vehicle and Equipment Purchase Agreement is used to purchase a vehicle or equipment for your business. Get this free vehicle and equipment purchase agreement.

Website Development Agreement

This agreement can be used for website development agreements between a developer and his or her client. You can download this website development agreement for free.

Debt & Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Explained

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Explained

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy explained.

Immigration

Advisory Agreement

An advisory agreement should be used between a company and its advisor. The agreement sets forth the expectation of the relationship like work to be performed on behalf of the advisor and compensation. The agreement should also set forth certain key terms like confidentiality and assignment of work product.

Amendment to Statement of Work for a Contractor

The statement of work is where the consultant describes the specific nature of their work, the expected hours or deliverables and the compensation the consultant is expected to be paid.

Board Approval of Stock Options

This document allows the Board to approve the granting of stock options. Typically a Board must approve the granting of stock options to any individual. Download this document for free.

Board Resolution Approving Sale Of Restricted Stock

This is a Board Resolution for a corporation approving the sale of restricted stock pursuant to a stock option plan.

Board of Approval for Equity Incentive Plan

Equity incentive plan board approval allows the Board of a corporation to approve an equity incentive plan and set how many of the company's shares will be held by the plan. Boards are often required to approve an equity incentive plan.

Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement

A confidentiality and invention assignment agreement is typically signed by all founders and employees of company. The agreement creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information and assigns all relevant work product to the company during the signors employment with the company.

Consultant Confidentiality and IP Assignment Agreement

A consulting assistant confidentiality and intellectual property assignment agreement is used by consultants when they use subcontractors or assistants. The agreement ensures subcontractors maintains the same level of confidentiality and work product assignment that the primary consult is with the company requesting the work.

Consultant Statement of Work

The statement of work describes the work to be performed by a consultant or independent contractor and how they will be compensated for the work. A statement of work often accompanies a master consulting agreement.

Consulting Invoice Template

This consulting billing invoice is sent to customers once a job has been completed or the required invoice period has passed for a consulting or independent contracting relationship.

Contract Termination Letter

This agreement is intended to give notice to one party that the independent contractor or the company wishes to terminate the independent contracting agreement. It should only be used if the independent contracting agreement allows for termination upon delivering notice to the other party. Get this contract termination letter for free.

Corporation Spousal Consent Form

The Spousal Consent Form for a corporation, is intended to be signed by the spouse of the stock holder or by the stockholder confirming that they are not married. Due to marriage property rights, spouses are encouraged to sign on to the stock agreements signed by the other spouse.

Creative Independent Contractor Agreement

The following independent contractor agreement is intended to be used with independent contractors that produce designs and creative works for you or your company. The document has been provided by Comar Law. COMAR LAW disclaims all liability with regard to use of this sample agreement. Readers of this sample agreement should not rely upon this document without seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney in the reader’s state.

Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a set of rules and policies that employees are expected to follow. It is not a formal contract, but an employee is expected to acknowledge the receipt of an employee handbook if one has been adopted by the company.

Employee Offer Letter

An employee offer letter lays out the terms of an employment relationship with a company including the employee's compensation, responsibilities and company policies by which they must abide.

Equity Incentive Plan

An equity incentive plan allows the company to issue restricted and grant stock options to employees, advisors and consultants. The company will need to decide how many of the company's shares are in the equity incentive plan.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

Independent Contractor Agreement

This independent contractor agreement (consulting agreement), governs the relationship between a company and an independent contractor or consultant.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Option Exercise Agreement

An option exercise agreement allows an individual who has been granted stock options to exercise those options. Download this free option exercise agreement.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement

This restricted stock purchase note and restricted stock purchase agreement is used to sell restricted stock of company to an individual. The sold stock will come from the company's equity incentive plan.

Stock Option Agreement for Equity Incentive Plan

This stock option agreement is intended to be used under an equity incentive plan (or stock plan). An option agreement grants to the holder of the options a right to purchase stock at a set price sometime in the future. Download this free stock option agreement below.

Stockholder Approval for Equity Incentive Plan

An equity incentive plan must be approved by the stockholders. Download this free stockholder approval form.

The Complete Guide to U.S. Worker's Visas

This is a guide to U.S. worker's visas, HB1 Visas, Temporary Workers,

Labor & Employment

Advisory Agreement

An advisory agreement should be used between a company and its advisor. The agreement sets forth the expectation of the relationship like work to be performed on behalf of the advisor and compensation. The agreement should also set forth certain key terms like confidentiality and assignment of work product.

Amendment to Statement of Work for a Contractor

The statement of work is where the consultant describes the specific nature of their work, the expected hours or deliverables and the compensation the consultant is expected to be paid.

Board Approval of Stock Options

This document allows the Board to approve the granting of stock options. Typically a Board must approve the granting of stock options to any individual. Download this document for free.

Board Resolution Approving Sale Of Restricted Stock

This is a Board Resolution for a corporation approving the sale of restricted stock pursuant to a stock option plan.

Board of Approval for Equity Incentive Plan

Equity incentive plan board approval allows the Board of a corporation to approve an equity incentive plan and set how many of the company's shares will be held by the plan. Boards are often required to approve an equity incentive plan.

Catering Contract Template

This Catering Contract Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free catering contract from below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement

A confidentiality and invention assignment agreement is typically signed by all founders and employees of company. The agreement creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information and assigns all relevant work product to the company during the signors employment with the company.

Construction Contract

This Construction Contract template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Construction Contract template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Consultant Confidentiality and IP Assignment Agreement

A consulting assistant confidentiality and intellectual property assignment agreement is used by consultants when they use subcontractors or assistants. The agreement ensures subcontractors maintains the same level of confidentiality and work product assignment that the primary consult is with the company requesting the work.

Consultant Statement of Work

The statement of work describes the work to be performed by a consultant or independent contractor and how they will be compensated for the work. A statement of work often accompanies a master consulting agreement.

Consulting Invoice Template

This consulting billing invoice is sent to customers once a job has been completed or the required invoice period has passed for a consulting or independent contracting relationship.

Contract Termination Letter

This agreement is intended to give notice to one party that the independent contractor or the company wishes to terminate the independent contracting agreement. It should only be used if the independent contracting agreement allows for termination upon delivering notice to the other party. Get this contract termination letter for free.

Corporation Spousal Consent Form

The Spousal Consent Form for a corporation, is intended to be signed by the spouse of the stock holder or by the stockholder confirming that they are not married. Due to marriage property rights, spouses are encouraged to sign on to the stock agreements signed by the other spouse.

Creative Independent Contractor Agreement

The following independent contractor agreement is intended to be used with independent contractors that produce designs and creative works for you or your company. The document has been provided by Comar Law. COMAR LAW disclaims all liability with regard to use of this sample agreement. Readers of this sample agreement should not rely upon this document without seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney in the reader’s state.

Digital Advertising Master Services Agreement

Standard Digital Advertising Agreement that favors the agency providing digital advertising services. They govern a schedule of work. Download this free master services agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for you today.

Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a set of rules and policies that employees are expected to follow. It is not a formal contract, but an employee is expected to acknowledge the receipt of an employee handbook if one has been adopted by the company.

Employee Offer Letter

An employee offer letter lays out the terms of an employment relationship with a company including the employee's compensation, responsibilities and company policies by which they must abide.

Employee Termination Letter Sample

This employee termination letter is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free employee termination letter sample below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs to better protect your company today.

Employment Application Form

This Employment Application Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free Employment Application template below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Employment Contract Template

This Employment Contract Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free employment contract sample below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Employment Verification Letter Sample

This sample employment verification letter is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free employment verification letter below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Equity Incentive Plan

An equity incentive plan allows the company to issue restricted and grant stock options to employees, advisors and consultants. The company will need to decide how many of the company's shares are in the equity incentive plan.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA compliance

HIPAA Law

HIPAA law

HIPAA Privacy Rule Explained

HIPAA privacy rule

HIPAA Regulations

HIPAA regulations

HIPAA Violation Fines

HIPAA Violation Fines

How to Hire a Contractor in California

Hiring a contractor (also known as an independent contractor) is to hire any non-employee who provides you with a service. Examples can include non-employee software engineers, accountants, marketing consultants and lawyers. Hiring a consultant requires defining the relationship, the expected work and payment, and ensuring that work product is properly assigned to the company.

How to Hire an Employee in California

Knowing how to hire an employee can be critical to staying compliant with state and federal regulations. This can also help to protect your business again misunderstands with employees.

Independent Contractor Agreement

This independent contractor agreement (consulting agreement), governs the relationship between a company and an independent contractor or consultant.

Lien Waiver Form

This Lien Waiver Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Lien Waiver template below and use it to avoid a lien on your property and protect yourself from future claims for payment. Also, if you're a contractor and are getting paid for your work you can use this to release your right to a lien on the contracting party's property.

Mechanic's Lien

This Mechanic's Lien sample is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Mechanic's Lien template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Model Release Form

This model release form is a template available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free model release form and have it customized for your unique needs today.

Non-Compete Agreement Template

This non-compete agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free non-compete agreement below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Notice to Quit Template

This Notice to Quit Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free notice to quit sample below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Obamacare Pros and Cons

obamacare pros and cons

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Option Exercise Agreement

An option exercise agreement allows an individual who has been granted stock options to exercise those options. Download this free option exercise agreement.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Photography Contract Template

This Photography Contract Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Photography Contract below and get it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Resignation Letter Sample

This sample resignation letter is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free resignation letter template below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement

This restricted stock purchase note and restricted stock purchase agreement is used to sell restricted stock of company to an individual. The sold stock will come from the company's equity incentive plan.

Severance Agreement Template

This Severance Agreement template below available for free use on UpCounsel. If you are trying to avoid a wrongful termination claim, consider asking a terminated employee to sign this form once you have customized it.

Stock Option Agreement for Equity Incentive Plan

This stock option agreement is intended to be used under an equity incentive plan (or stock plan). An option agreement grants to the holder of the options a right to purchase stock at a set price sometime in the future. Download this free stock option agreement below.

Stockholder Approval for Equity Incentive Plan

An equity incentive plan must be approved by the stockholders. Download this free stockholder approval form.

Subcontractor Agreement

This Subcontractor Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Subcontractor Agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Types of HIPAA Violations

Types of HIPAA violations

What is Obamacare?

What is Obamacare?

Lawsuits & Disputes

Advisory Agreement

An advisory agreement should be used between a company and its advisor. The agreement sets forth the expectation of the relationship like work to be performed on behalf of the advisor and compensation. The agreement should also set forth certain key terms like confidentiality and assignment of work product.

Amendment to Statement of Work for a Contractor

The statement of work is where the consultant describes the specific nature of their work, the expected hours or deliverables and the compensation the consultant is expected to be paid.

Board Approval of Stock Options

This document allows the Board to approve the granting of stock options. Typically a Board must approve the granting of stock options to any individual. Download this document for free.

Board Resolution Approving Sale Of Restricted Stock

This is a Board Resolution for a corporation approving the sale of restricted stock pursuant to a stock option plan.

Board of Approval for Equity Incentive Plan

Equity incentive plan board approval allows the Board of a corporation to approve an equity incentive plan and set how many of the company's shares will be held by the plan. Boards are often required to approve an equity incentive plan.

Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement

A confidentiality and invention assignment agreement is typically signed by all founders and employees of company. The agreement creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information and assigns all relevant work product to the company during the signors employment with the company.

Consultant Confidentiality and IP Assignment Agreement

A consulting assistant confidentiality and intellectual property assignment agreement is used by consultants when they use subcontractors or assistants. The agreement ensures subcontractors maintains the same level of confidentiality and work product assignment that the primary consult is with the company requesting the work.

Consultant Statement of Work

The statement of work describes the work to be performed by a consultant or independent contractor and how they will be compensated for the work. A statement of work often accompanies a master consulting agreement.

Consulting Invoice Template

This consulting billing invoice is sent to customers once a job has been completed or the required invoice period has passed for a consulting or independent contracting relationship.

Contract Termination Letter

This agreement is intended to give notice to one party that the independent contractor or the company wishes to terminate the independent contracting agreement. It should only be used if the independent contracting agreement allows for termination upon delivering notice to the other party. Get this contract termination letter for free.

Corporation Spousal Consent Form

The Spousal Consent Form for a corporation, is intended to be signed by the spouse of the stock holder or by the stockholder confirming that they are not married. Due to marriage property rights, spouses are encouraged to sign on to the stock agreements signed by the other spouse.

Creative Independent Contractor Agreement

The following independent contractor agreement is intended to be used with independent contractors that produce designs and creative works for you or your company. The document has been provided by Comar Law. COMAR LAW disclaims all liability with regard to use of this sample agreement. Readers of this sample agreement should not rely upon this document without seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney in the reader’s state.

Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a set of rules and policies that employees are expected to follow. It is not a formal contract, but an employee is expected to acknowledge the receipt of an employee handbook if one has been adopted by the company.

Employee Offer Letter

An employee offer letter lays out the terms of an employment relationship with a company including the employee's compensation, responsibilities and company policies by which they must abide.

Equity Incentive Plan

An equity incentive plan allows the company to issue restricted and grant stock options to employees, advisors and consultants. The company will need to decide how many of the company's shares are in the equity incentive plan.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

Independent Contractor Agreement

This independent contractor agreement (consulting agreement), governs the relationship between a company and an independent contractor or consultant.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Option Exercise Agreement

An option exercise agreement allows an individual who has been granted stock options to exercise those options. Download this free option exercise agreement.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement

This restricted stock purchase note and restricted stock purchase agreement is used to sell restricted stock of company to an individual. The sold stock will come from the company's equity incentive plan.

Stock Option Agreement for Equity Incentive Plan

This stock option agreement is intended to be used under an equity incentive plan (or stock plan). An option agreement grants to the holder of the options a right to purchase stock at a set price sometime in the future. Download this free stock option agreement below.

Stockholder Approval for Equity Incentive Plan

An equity incentive plan must be approved by the stockholders. Download this free stockholder approval form.

Trademark Infringement

TM infringement

Non-Profit

83(b) Election For Corporation

An 83(b) election is an IRS filing which is typically filed when vesting is placed on a founding Member's ownership. If the founder/employee does not make the 83(b) election, then he or she may have income as the ownership “vests" and will have to pay income taxes on the income.

83(b) Election for an LLC

An 83(b) election is an IRS filing which is typically filed when vesting is placed on a founding Member's ownership. If the founder/employee does not make the 83(b) election, then he or she may have income as the ownership “vests" and will have to pay income taxes on the income.

Articles of Incorporation for California

The Articles of Incorporation is the document which is formally filed and maintained with the state of California. It establishes very basic elements of the corporation like the name and address of the corporation. It should also establish the number and classes of stock, and certain indemnification provisions.

Articles of Organization for California

The California Incorporator's Organizational Action lets the Incorporator of the corporation put in place many key facets of the corporation without having to hold an organizational meeting. Some of these key items include approving the sale of stock to the founders, putting in place the board of directors and officers, and resigning as the incorporator.

California Bylaws

This California bylaws document helps to establish how certain formalities of the company will be run. Most importantly, the bylaws establish voting thresholds for approvals to certain actions by the corporations like electing new board members or entering into debt.

Certificate of Incorporation for a Delaware Corporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is the charter of the corporation which is kept by the Delaware Secretary of State as record of the corporation.

Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement

A confidentiality and invention assignment agreement is typically signed by all founders and employees of company. The agreement creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information and assigns all relevant work product to the company during the signors employment with the company.

Convertible Note Purchase Agreement

A convertible note is a loan instrument, but upon the occurrence of an "Equity Financing" - such as raising money from venture capitalists - the note will convert into equity. This particular note contemplates a discount as a concession to note purchasers. Other concessions include a valuation cap and/or warrants which this note does not consider. There are two pieces of this documents, 1) the Note Purchase Agreement and 2) the Note. This is similar to a Stock Purchase Agreement and the underlying Stock Certificate which symbolizes the actually stock held by the purchaser. The Note Purchase Agreement contains many of the key terms of the Note. This is especially helpful if you have multiple people purchasing Notes under the same agreement and you need to make an amendment - there is a governing umbrella agreement that can be amended vs having to amended multiple agreements.

Corporate Stock Certificate

A corporate Stock Certificate is the formal document which represents an individual's shares held in a corporation.

Corporation Spousal Consent Form

The Spousal Consent Form for a corporation, is intended to be signed by the spouse of the stock holder or by the stockholder confirming that they are not married. Due to marriage property rights, spouses are encouraged to sign on to the stock agreements signed by the other spouse.

Delaware Corporation Bylaws

The Bylaws of the company state the internal rules of the corporation like the election of Board members and the sale of stock.

Delaware Corporation Director And Officer Indemnification Agreement

The director and officer indemnification agreement provides additional protection from the directors and officers of a Delaware corporation.

Delaware Corporation Unanimous Written Consent Of The Board In Lieu Of First Meeting

The unanimous written consent of the board in lieu of first meeting allows the appointed board of directors of a newly formed Delaware Corporation to establish a number of primary elements of the corporation. Some of these elements include the appointment of the officers and the sale of stock to the founders of the company.

Demand Promissory Note

A demand promissory note is a loan agreement. The agreement establishes how much the company will loan from the individual, the rate of interest, and the repayment schedule or date. Get this free sample promissory note today.

Demand Promissory Note Board Approval

A Demand Promissory Note Board Approval form allows the Board of a company to approve the company issuing debt. Get this free demand promissory note form.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement

During the formation of a new company a best practice is to assign all relevant intellectual property to the company using the following agreement. The consideration for the agreement is the sale of ownership to the individual assigning the intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement to a California LLC

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement is intended to assign certain relevant Intellectual Property from a founding Member of the LLC to the Limited Liability Company. It is most often executed in the formation of the company. Get this free IP assignment agreement.

Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement for California

An operating agreement lays out the structure and rules governing an LLC. It is the the primary document of an LLC. A multi-member LLC is intended to be used when there will be more than a single owner of the LLC.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Privacy Policy Template

This privacy policy is to be used as the beginning of a more robust privacy policy for a website with user generated content. The purpose of privacy policy to inform your users how you will use the information they contribute to your site, especially personal information.

Single Member LLC Operating Agreement for California

An operating agreement lays out the structure and rules governing an LLC. The the primary document of an LLC. A single member LLC is intended to be used when there will only be a single owner of the LLC.

Sole Incorporator for a Delaware Corporation

The Action by Sole Incorporator gives a single individual the power to file the Certificate of Incorporation with the state of Delaware and appoint the first Board. Download this free sole incorporator agreement today.

Stock Purchase Agreement

The formal stock purchase agreement sample documents the sale of stock to the founders of a Delaware corporation. It will list the number of shares purchased and at what price. One major provision of this agreement is the purchase option or vesting that may be placed on the sold stock.

Stock Purchase Agreement for a California Corporation

The formal agreement which documents the sale of stock to the founders of a California corporation. It will list the number of shares purchased and at what price. One major provision of this agreement is the purchase option or vesting that may be placed on the sold stock.

Terms of Use Template

This is a template to be used as the beginning of a more robust Terms of Use for any website that has any type of user generated content. Download this free terms of use template.

Other or I Don't Know

Authorization Letter Sample

This Authorization Letter sample is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample authorization letter below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Bid Bond Form

This Bid Bond Form is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free Bid Bond Form below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

California Durable Power of Attorney Form

This California Durable Power of Attorney Form is available on UpCounsel. Download this free California Durable Power of Attorney template and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

California General Power of Attorney Form

This California General Power of Attorney Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free California General Power of Attorney Form below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Cancellation Letter

This Cancellation Letter template is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free cancellation letter via download and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Catering Contract Template

This Catering Contract Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free catering contract from below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Cease and Desist Letter Template

This General Cease and Desist Letter template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free cease and desist letter template and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Confidentiality Agreement Template

This confidentiality agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free confidentiality agreement form below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Consignment Agreement

This is a free consignment agreement template that can be used by businesses of all sizes. Download this consignment agreement sample for free below.

Construction Contract

This Construction Contract template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Construction Contract template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Contract for Deed

This Contract for Deed form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Contract for Deed template below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Delaware Durable Power of Attorney

This Delaware Durable Power of Attorney form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free durable power of attorney form for Delaware below and have it customized for your unique legal situation today.

Demand Letter Sample

This demand letter sample is available for free use on UpCounsel. Download this free demand letter template below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today. Before pursuing legal action, it's wise to send the other party a short, clear letter, like the customizable one below, demanding money owed. If it does not result in a resolution, it at least acts as additional legal evidence in a court if delivered and recorded correctly. Consult an UpCounsel attorney for more details.

Durable Power of Attorney Form

Download this free Durable Power of Attorney form and customize it for your unique legal situation today. With it, you'll be selecting an agent to make important decisions in the event that you're incapacitated or otherwise incapable of making financial or health care decisions.

Employment Application Form

This Employment Application Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free Employment Application template below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Equipment Lease Agreement

This Equipment Lease Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Equipment Lease Agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

General Affidavit Form

This general affidavit form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free affidavit form below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

General Power of Attorney Form

This general power of attorney form is available for use via UpCounsel. You can download this free power of attorney template below and have it customized for your unique legal situation to best protect you today.

General Warranty Deed Form

This general warranty deed form is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free warranty deed template below and have it customized by a real estate attorney for your unique legal needs to best protect you with this property transfer via warranty deed.

Hold Harmless Agreement Template

This hold harmless agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free hold harmless agreement form below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today to best protect yourself.

Indemnity Agreement Template

This indemnity agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free indemnity agreement form and have it customized for your unique business legal needs to better protect yourself today.

Land Contract Form

This Land Contract Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Land Contract Form template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Lease Extension Agreement

This Lease Extension Agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Lease Extension Agreement template below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Lien Waiver Form

This Lien Waiver Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Lien Waiver template below and use it to avoid a lien on your property and protect yourself from future claims for payment. Also, if you're a contractor and are getting paid for your work you can use this to release your right to a lien on the contracting party's property.

Loan Agreement Template

This loan agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free loan agreement form below and have it customized for your unique loan and business legal needs today.

Maintenance Contract

This Maintenance Contract template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Maintenance Contract below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Mechanic's Lien

This Mechanic's Lien sample is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Mechanic's Lien template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Template

Download this free Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) form below and customize it for your unique business legal needs. Use this template if would like to enter into a transaction (e.g. purchase, partnership, employment) with another person or entity and would like to have an understanding of the agreement in place prior to finalizing the details.

Model Release Form

This model release form is a template available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free model release form and have it customized for your unique needs today.

New York Power of Attorney Form

This New York Power of Attorney Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free New York Power of Attorney Form below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Notice to Quit Template

This Notice to Quit Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free notice to quit sample below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Photography Contract Template

This Photography Contract Template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Photography Contract below and get it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Quitclaim Deed

This Quitclaim Deed is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Quitclaim Deed template below and have it customized by a real estate attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Rent Increase Letter

This Rent Increase Letter is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Rent Increase Letter template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today. As a landlord, you can use a Rent Increase Letter as a written notification to your tenants that you plan to change the rent.

Rental Agreement Form

This Rental Agreement Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Rental Agreement template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Revocation of Power of Attorney

This Revocation of Power of Attorney form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free revocation of power of attorney sample template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Service Level Agreement Template

This (SLA) Service Level Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free (SLA) service level agreement below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Severance Agreement Template

This Severance Agreement template below available for free use on UpCounsel. If you are trying to avoid a wrongful termination claim, consider asking a terminated employee to sign this form once you have customized it.

Shareholder Agreement Template

This shareholder agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free shareholder agreement form and have it customized for your unique business legal needs to better protect you today.

Special Warranty Deed

This Special Warranty Deed is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Special Warranty Deed form below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Sponsorship Letter for Business Event

This Sponsorship Letter for a Business Event template is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this free sponsorship letter for business event via download below and have it customized for your unique business legal needs today.

Standard Lease Agreement

This Standard Lease Agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Standard Lease Agreement template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Sublease Agreement

This Sublease Agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Sublease Agreement template below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Texas Durable Power of Attorney

This Texas Durable Power of Attorney is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Texas Durable Power of Attorney template below and have it customized by an attorney for you today.

Triple Net Lease

This Triple Net Lease agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Triple Net Lease (NNN) below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal real estate needs today.

Patents

How to Register a Patent

Got an invention that you want to protect with a patent? Learn how to register a patent the right way on UpCounsel.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement

During the formation of a new company a best practice is to assign all relevant intellectual property to the company using the following agreement. The consideration for the agreement is the sale of ownership to the individual assigning the intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Protection. What entrepreneurs and business owners need to know about the basics of intellectual property law to protect your business IP.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Non-Provisional Patent

Non-Provisional Patent

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Patents - What Is a Patent?

A patent is a form of intellectual property intended to protect the inventions of others. One can patent inventions, processes and methods of doing something.

Provisional Patent

Provisional Patent

Real Estate

Broker Agreement

This Broker Agreement sets forth the terms between a Broker and property Owner in California to find a tenant for the property. In many circumstances, Broker Agreements are Exclusive. Download this free broker agreement below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Commercial Lease Agreement

This Triple Net Lease commercial lease agreement is for commercial office space, commercial office buildings, or commercial property located in California. In triple net lease agreements, the tenant pays rent plus taxes, insurance and maintenance. Download this free commercial lease agreement below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Construction Contract

This Construction Contract template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Construction Contract template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Contract for Deed

This Contract for Deed form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Contract for Deed template below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

General Warranty Deed Form

This general warranty deed form is available for use on UpCounsel. You can download this free warranty deed template below and have it customized by a real estate attorney for your unique legal needs to best protect you with this property transfer via warranty deed.

House Rules for Residential Lease

These house rules allow the landlord to detail the rules and conduct for tenants of a residential property. Violation of the house rules are grounds for eviction.

How to Evict a Tenant in California

Evicting a tenant under California law is a time-consuming, multi-step process. The only way to legally evict a tenant is by filing a lawsuit. Learn the steps necessary to evict a tenant.

How to Rent Property in California

Knowing how to rent property in California can be tricky. This guide will help prospective landlords prepare their property for rent to tenants in California with consideration to rental laws.

Land Contract Form

This Land Contract Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Land Contract Form template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form

Disclosure of lead based paint is required when renting a property built before 1978, you will have to tell your tenant about their potential exposure to lead-based paint. Download this free lead based paint disclosure form below and have it customized for your needs today.

Lease Extension Agreement

This Lease Extension Agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Lease Extension Agreement template below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Letter Of Intent To Purchase Real Estate Sample

This Letter of Intent To Purchase Real Estate sets out the proposed terms and conditions between a purchaser and a vendor for the purchase of real estate. The letter of intent provides for the purchase price, deposit, financing and states that the letter of intent is not legally binding on either party, before a formal purchase agreement is executed.

Letter of Intent to Vacate

This letter of intent to vacate template is available for use on UpCounsel. Get this letter of intent to vacate form for free via download and customize it for your unique needs today.

Lien Waiver Form

This Lien Waiver Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Lien Waiver template below and use it to avoid a lien on your property and protect yourself from future claims for payment. Also, if you're a contractor and are getting paid for your work you can use this to release your right to a lien on the contracting party's property.

Mechanic's Lien

This Mechanic's Lien sample is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Mechanic's Lien template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Mortgage Deed

This Mortgage Deed is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free Mortgage Deed sample template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique real estate legal needs today.

Office Lease Agreement

This Office Lease Agreement is a set of rules and regulations for Commercial Real Estate in California. Get this free office lease agreement and have it customized for your needs today.

Pet Agreement

A pet agreement is used between a landlord and tenant and allows the tenant to keep specific pets in the rented space as described in the agreement.

Property Management Agreement

This property management agreement is intended for real estate owners to execute with those managing their property for rental purposes. Download this property management agreement for free and have it customized for your unique real estate legal needs today.

Quitclaim Deed

This Quitclaim Deed is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Quitclaim Deed template below and have it customized by a real estate attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Real Estate Purchase Agreement & Deposit Receipt (With Broker)

This Real Estate Purchase Agreement is for commercial or retail real estate. Ideal for office buildings and commercial spaces. The agreement contemplates the presence of a broker in the transaction, but those provisions may be removed. Download this free real estate purchase agreement below.

Rent Increase Letter

This Rent Increase Letter is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Rent Increase Letter template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today. As a landlord, you can use a Rent Increase Letter as a written notification to your tenants that you plan to change the rent.

Rental Agreement Form

This Rental Agreement Form is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Rental Agreement template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Rental Application Form

Free rental application form for an apartment or home. This is a non binding form that a potential tenant will deliver to a potential landlord giving the landlord certain information about the potential tenant regarding their qualifications as a tenant.

Residential Lease Agreement for California

California residential lease agreement for an apartment or house. Download this free residential lease agreement for California today.

Security Deposit Agreement

This is a Security Deposit Agreement between Landlord/ Tenant which includes conditions for when a Security Deposit will be vacated. Download this security deposit agreement for free.

Special Warranty Deed

This Special Warranty Deed is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Special Warranty Deed form below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Standard Lease Agreement

This Standard Lease Agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Standard Lease Agreement template below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Subcontractor Agreement

This Subcontractor Agreement template is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Subcontractor Agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal needs today.

Sublease Agreement

This Sublease Agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Sublease Agreement template below and have it customized for your unique legal needs today.

Tenancy Agreement Template

Get this free tenancy agreement template. This is for an owner to protect their premise's safety and that of their neighbors. Download this free tenancy agreement template now.

Thirty (30) Day Eviction Notice for California

A 30-day eviction notice is required on a month-to-month or expired lease. You are required to wait 30 days before you proceed with filing a lawsuit. Download this free 30 day eviction notice below.

Three Day Notice to Quit

If you are evicting the tenant because of failure to pay rent, you must serve the tenant with a three-day notice of the rent due. You can only ask for the amount that was actually due, so utilities and penalties must be excluded. The notice must also provide the name, address and phone number of the person to whom the rent must be paid, or the name, street address and account number of the financial institution where the rent must be paid. The three-day notice is also used when the tenant has violated a provision of the rental agreement. If the violation is correctable, like having a pet when no pets are allowed, then you must give the tenant three days to remedy the problem. If the violation is based on illegal activity or other violations that aren’t easily remedied, then notice is an order for the tenant to leave the unit in three days.

Triple Net Lease

This Triple Net Lease agreement is available for use on UpCounsel. Download this free sample Triple Net Lease (NNN) below and have it customized by an attorney for your unique legal real estate needs today.

Securities & Finance

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Stock and Consent Form

This Acknowledgement of Receipt of Stock and Consent Form can be used to recognize receipt of stock between an issuer and purchaser.

Convertible Note Purchase Agreement

A convertible note is a loan instrument, but upon the occurrence of an "Equity Financing" - such as raising money from venture capitalists - the note will convert into equity. This particular note contemplates a discount as a concession to note purchasers. Other concessions include a valuation cap and/or warrants which this note does not consider. There are two pieces of this documents, 1) the Note Purchase Agreement and 2) the Note. This is similar to a Stock Purchase Agreement and the underlying Stock Certificate which symbolizes the actually stock held by the purchaser. The Note Purchase Agreement contains many of the key terms of the Note. This is especially helpful if you have multiple people purchasing Notes under the same agreement and you need to make an amendment - there is a governing umbrella agreement that can be amended vs having to amended multiple agreements.

Demand Promissory Note

A demand promissory note is a loan agreement. The agreement establishes how much the company will loan from the individual, the rate of interest, and the repayment schedule or date. Get this free sample promissory note today.

Demand Promissory Note Board Approval

A Demand Promissory Note Board Approval form allows the Board of a company to approve the company issuing debt. Get this free demand promissory note form.

General Release of Liability Agreement

This general release of liability agreement is a very basic way of allowing an individual or business to release liability deriving from a certain event in consideration for a cash payment or asset. Download this general release of liability form for free and have it customized for you today.

SOX Compliance

SOX informally refers to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Learn more about SOX and SOX compliance for publicly traded corporations today.

Trademarks & Copyrights

Check Company Name Availability

Check your Company Name Availability before naming your company. It's wise to check if your company name is available before establishing your new business.

Copyright Infringement

copyright infringement

Copyrights - How to Obtain a Copyright

Registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright office allows you to file a lawsuit and take someone to court for violating your copyright. You must have registered that copyright first otherwise you cannot file a lawsuit. The following task list walks you through the copyright registration process using the U.S. Copyright office electronic filing application.

Copyrights: What is a Copyright?

Copyrights are a form of intellectual property protection. Many things can get a copyright like music, software, books, and much more.

How to Open a Bar in California

Opening a bar in California can be a costly, time-consuming endeavor. Just like opening a new restaurant, you will need a thorough business plan, approval of several government agencies, and many permits and licenses. This guide outlines the steps necessary to open a bar in California.

ISPs Crack Down on Pirated Material via Illegal Downloads with "Six Strikes" Plan

ISPs such AT&T, Cablevision Systems, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon implement a “six-strike” plan to educate and eventually prevent pirates from illegally downloading material.

Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement

During the formation of a new company a best practice is to assign all relevant intellectual property to the company using the following agreement. The consideration for the agreement is the sale of ownership to the individual assigning the intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Protection. What entrepreneurs and business owners need to know about the basics of intellectual property law to protect your business IP.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for purposes of a potential or actual business relationship, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement

A one-way non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party for purposes of an actual or potential relationship, but wishes to restrict access to or by third parties. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.

Patent Assignment Agreement

A patent assignment agreement is intended to assign a patent to a company. The assignment must be supported by separate consideration which may be a nominal amount or a larger value. Download this free patent assignment agreement below and have it customized by an attorney for your needs today.

Trademark Cease and Desist Letter

This trademark cease and desist letter can be used as first communication against potential trademark infringers. Stop trademark infringement with this document. Download this letter for free.

Trademark Infringement

TM infringement

Trademarks - How to Obtain a Trademark

A federal trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product within the United States.

Trademarks - What is a Trademark?

A trademark is a form of intellectual property. Whether you want to Trademark a logo, trademark a name, trademark a slogan. Learn more about trademarks today on UpCounsel.