Writing your own legally binding document
For smaller businesses and freelancers, saving the expense of a lawyer may be an important consideration.
While it’s always advisable to hire an expert to review your final documentation and provide legal advice regarding the validity of your documentation, it’s possible to write a legal document on your own.
Many essential business documents, like purchase orders, confidentiality agreements, or intellectual property agreements are common enough that they can even be transformed into templates in order to save time during the document creation process.
What are examples of legal documents?
The types of documents that a business needs to operate will vary across organizations. Some common legal documents include:
- Corporate bylaws
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Purchase agreements
- Employment contracts
- Loan agreements
- Employment and independent contractor agreements
- Consulting agreements
- Partnership agreements
- A bill of sale
Your business may also include legal documents that are unique to your industry. For example, a landlord might also need a rental agreement or a commercial lease, as well as legal documents like eviction notices or sublease agreements for managing tenants.
Legal documents for your business
In order for your business to operate effectively, you’ll need some form of legal footing in order to protect your assets.
With PandaDoc, you can create legal documents and letter templates in minutes. Store them in your PandaDoc library as easily-accessible templates and create all the necessary paperwork in minutes when it’s time to hire a new employee or close a new deal.