Work with a lawyer to draft a custom Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that protects your confidential info.
$240 (+ tax)
Non-Disclosure Agreements prevent private information from being made public. Sometimes called secrecy or confidentiality agreements, they are key for hiring, the purchase or sale of a business, and the development of new products.
Leaks are expensive.
Operating without NDAs can make it hard to get the compensation you'll need if your company secrets are ever made public.
Establish the ground rules.
Let your employees, consultants, and service providers know what information is confidential and the consequences for a leak.
Reduce your liability.
Some deals require full disclosure between parties, and can leave you vulnerable if there is no NDA to protect you.
Work in secret.
Protect your intellectual property from competitors so that you can maintain your head start and turn it into a long term lead.
Have a kick-off call with a Good Lawyer and help them understand your unique needs. After the call, your lawyer will draft and deliver your NDA, ready to use.
1. Protect your intellectual property
Create a contract that enables you to show your work to stakeholders without worrying about information leaks.
2. Protect your confidential information
Make sure your internal business processes, customer information, profit margins, and more are kept secret.
3. Prepare for the worst
If your confidential information is made public, an NDA will help defend your business in court and ensure adequate compensation.
Pick a time to discuss your NDA needs with your lawyer.
Get advice and figure out exactly what your NDA will look like.
Get a digital copy, drafted by your lawyer, ready to sign and use.
Take control of your business relationships with a rock-solid, fully customized Agreement.
Yes, absolutely. You can use the Goodlawyer platform to send messages and files. If substantially more communication is needed, your lawyer may request another call.
Non-Disclosure Agreements are key for clearly defining specific terms, what information must be kept confidential, and the consequences of violating the confidentiality. Without a legally sound NDA, it’s just your word against theirs in the case of a confidentiality breach.
You should be using an NDA any time you divulge confidential information. That means hiring employees or contractors, buying or selling a business, developing a new product or entering into a new strategic business relationship. Confidential information is any information that is not made public about the company’s business and includes:
If you’re unsure whether or not you need an NDA, an Advice Session with a good lawyer will get you an answer in no time!
Most NDA’s are one-directional, but Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreements exist. They protect the confidential information of both parties, and are intrinsically more complex. If your lawyer determines that you need a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement, there could be some additional costs, but your lawyer will always clarify before proceeding.
This service will only cover the creation of one Non-Disclosure Agreement. If additional Non-Disclosure Agreement are needed, you can talk to your Good Lawyer. Sometimes it is more efficient to produce multiple agreements and a discount is possible, but that is situational and Goodlawyer can’t guarantee any kind of bulk discount.
Non-Disclosure Agreement are generally delivered as a PDF so that they can be easily shared, printed, and signed. They can also be delivered as a Word document. If that’s something you’re interested in, make sure you mention it to your lawyer.
Non-Disclosure Agreements are almost always specific to the nature of each relationship and the information being disclosed. An NDA written for employees probably won’t work for a business partner, or a supplier. There is also the possibility of having an illegal or non-valid NDA by including any unreasonable provisions, rendering the whole agreement invalid. Getting an NDA custom drafted for your situation is the best way to know your confidential info is protected
Generally, no, you don’t need a local lawyer to draft a Non-Disclosure Agreement. If you are looking for an employment related Non-Disclosure Agreement, it might be best to talk to a lawyer in your province. If you book an out-of-province lawyer that determines you need someone with local expertise, Goodlawyer can set you up with a local lawyer ready to help.
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