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Custom Partnership Agreements for businesses.

Establish the right terms and conditions for your partnerships.

$720 (+ tax)

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Build stronger partnerships, faster.

A Partnership Agreement is between multiple parties. The key clauses include who the partners are, their contributions, sharing of profits, conflict resolution, and dissolution of the partnership.

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Why book a Partnership Agreement?

Avoid future conflicts.

Drafting and signing a Partnership Agreement before starting the partnership is critical. If there is conflict at any point, the Partnership Agreement will provide a mutually agreed upon structure to resolve it.

Establish contribution value.

Each partner generally contributes something unique to the partnership, whether it’s cash, capital, discounts, or time. Partnership Agreements establish the value of these contributions and relate them to the ownership of profits and more.

Outline key processes.

Partnership Agreements can be used to describe the key management procedures of the partnership. This can include things like who has the authority to hire and fire employees, what happens to the business when a partner leaves, and where cash will be kept.

What's covered in an Partnership Agreement?

First you'll have a kick-off call with your Good Lawyer to discuss the current status of corporation. After the call, your lawyer will collect the documents they need to complete the Agreement. They will share a copy of the final document.

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1. Project kick-off call to gather information, advise you and answer questions.

2. One customized Partnership Agreement.

3. One round of minor revisions if necessary.

How do Partnership Agreements work?

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1. Book a kick-off call

Pick a time to kick-off the project and discuss your Partnership Agreement with a Good Lawyer.

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2. Design your Agreement.

Your lawyer will collect all the necessary information to draft your Partnership Agreement.

3. Revise the Agreement.

You might have to negotiate with your partners on the agreement. The first instance of the agreement is often not the final document, especially if other founders are exercising their right to seek independent legal advice.

4. Finalize Your Agreement

Once all the negotiations are settled, you’ll get one round of revisions before your lawyer finalizes and sends you a digital copy of your new Partnership Agreement ready to sign.

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Get your paperwork done the easy way so you can get back to running your business.

Frequently asked questions

How long do Partnership Agreements take to draft?

Typically, from the time of your kick-off call you can expect to have your final Partnership Agreement within 2 weeks. It could take a bit longer if your needs are atypical, negotiations are complex, a trust is involved, or if any partners are exercising their right to seek independent legal advice.

Do I need anything else?

Maybe. Starting a business properly can require a lot of legal work up front. Talk to your lawyer if you aren’t sure what you need and they will identify if you are missing anything important for the stage your business is currently at. 

Can I use a Partnership Agreement I found online or a template?

It’s extremely difficult to find a reliable template for a Partnership Agreement online because the relationships involved are often complex and always unique. With that being said, they can act as a conversation starter around the key points of the future agreement.

Do I need a lawyer in my province?

Generally, no, you don’t need a local lawyer to draft a Partnership Agreement. However, certain types of partnerships are regulated under provincial laws and a lawyer with local expertise might be required. 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.

Will I be able to communicate with my lawyer after the kickoff call?

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.

Are there any resources to help me improve my business?

Yes! We have an extensive library of small business resources ranging from templates, small business tips and tricks, business law, contract law and intellectual property. Check out our blog!

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