Contract Negotiations And Drafting

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS) offers extensive experience in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts. Our firm’s extensive background in contract and commercial litigation helps us avoid disputes before they occur — since we literally have seen hundreds of ways that poor contract drafting and negotiating has resulted in subsequent litigation.

With offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as an impressive network of international affiliates (see Integrated Advisory Group), we are able to meet our clients’ needs in virtually every major market in the world. For a discussion of your business needs, please contact James E. Miller ( or SFMS Managing Partner Nathan Zipperian (, or call 866-540-5505 to arrange a consultation with one of our contract negotiation lawyers. We travel throughout the United States and beyond to prepare and finalize critical agreements for our clients.

Our attorneys draft and review all types of business contracts, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Commercial real estate contracts
  • Contracts for sale or purchase of a business
  • Contracts for sale or purchase of business assets
  • Domestic and international marketing and distribution agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Vendor and supplier contracts

We spend a significant amount of time developing negotiation strategies and goals before commencing negotiations. Our lawyers:

  • Gather the facts and engage in legal analysis
  • Analyze human factors, including the personal needs and negotiation styles of the participants
  • Look for opportunities to create a “win” for the other side, while ensuring that the client obtains its objectives

To tap our talents in contract negotiation and drafting, please contact James E. Miller ( or SFMS Managing Partner Nathan Zipperian (, or call 866-540-5505.