This Consultant Engagement Letter lays out the legal relationship between a consultant and a client. This letter sets forth the scope of the engagement, the terms of compensation, and many other crucial terms. User’s unique details can be easily inserted into this form.
This Consultant Engagement Letter lays out the legal relationship between a consultant and a client. This letter sets forth the scope of the engagement, the terms of compensation, and many other crucial terms. The user's unique details can be easily inserted into this form, making it fully customizable to fit the needs of the user. Use this form if one wants to engage a consultant or if one is a consultant who wishes to work for an individual or company. Consultant Engagement Letter _______________________ [Instruction: insert date] _______________________ [Instruction: insert client’s name and address] _______________________ _______________________ Dear _______________________: [Instruction: insert name of recipient] This letter confirms the engagement of _______________________ [Instruction: insert name of consultant] (“Consultant”) by _______________________ [Instruction: insert name of Client] (“you,” “your” or “Client”) to provide certain consulting services to you as described below. 1. Services to be provided. Consultant shall provide _______________________ [Instruction: insert description of services] for the Client. Specific services provided by Consultant and the rates for those services are as follows: A. _______________________ [Instruction: insert specific services and rates] B. _______________________ [Instruction: insert specific services and rates] [Comment: include all services. Insert additional lines if necessary] This Agreement shall not be exclusive. Changes to the scope of the Services shall be made only in a writing executed by authorized representatives of both parties. Consultant shall have no obligation to commence work in connection with any change until the fee and/or schedule impact of the change is agreed upon by the parties in writing. 2. Term and Termination. This Agreement commences upon signing by both parties, and will continue for a period of _______________________ [Instruction: insert term of contract]. Either party to this Agreement may terminate this Agreement upon delivery of _____ [thirty (30)] [Comment: This number is not provided for by law, but can be any number the user chooses] days prior written notice to the other party. Client is liable only for the payment of services received up to the effective date of the termination. 3. Payment. Consultant will promptly submit invoices on a _____ [monthly] [Comment: This timeframe is not provided for by law, but can be any number the user chooses] basis accompanied by client approved time sheets indicating billable hours completed on a daily basis. Client shall pay for all taxes, including any interest and penalties from any related deficiency, in connection with this Agreement (except taxes based on or measured by Consultant's net income) including any sales, use, excise, value-added, services, consumption, withholding and other taxes and duties assessed on the provision of services by Consultant to Client or on Consultant's charges to Client under this Agreement, including the reimbursement of expenses. 4. Confidential Information. While on assignments, the Consultant will be exposed to Client's proprietary information. Consultant agrees to protect the confidentiality of the information in the same manner that it protects the confidentiality of its own proprietary and confidential information of like kind, but in no event shall Consultant exercise less than reasonable care in protecting such information. 5. Proprietary Rights. Consultant agrees that any Client property created, developed, adapted, or improved under this Agreement is properly owned by the Client. 6. Duties. Consultant may provide Consultant’s services to other persons and entities other than Client. Client shall retain responsibility for its compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 7. Limitation of Liability. The complete liability of Consultant shall not exceed an amount equal to the total payments actually paid by the Client to Consultant during the term of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, in no event shall Consultant have any liability for any consequential damages. 8. Warranties. Consultant will make every effort to guarantee that Consultant will be qualified by training and experience to perform services in a competent and professional manner. Notwithstanding the above, Consultant agrees to timely correct errors in services that are identified by the Client. 9. Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable for any loss or damage, or for nonperformance due to causes not reasonably within her control. 10. Miscellaneous. A. Notices. Any notice or approval required or permitted to be given hereunder by one party to the other shall be in writing, shall be effective upon actual delivery on the address specified, and shall be hand delivered, sent by overnight delivery service or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by facsimile transmission with a “hard” copy delivered the next business day, addressed to the party at the addresses hereinafter specified: __________________________________ [Instruction: insert party and address] __________________________________ [Instruction: insert party and address] © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3 B. Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of _______________ [Instruction: insert state], without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. C. Waiver of Covenants, Conditions, or Remedies. Waiver by party of performance of any covenant or condition under this Agreement shall not invalidate this Agreement nor shall it be considered a waiver of any other covenant or condition under this Agreement. D. Time. Time is of the essence in the performance of Services under this Agreement. E. Amendment. This Agreement may be amended, at any time, by the written Agreement of the parties. All amendments, changes, revisions and discharges of this Agreement shall be binding upon the parties despite any lack of legal consideration, as long as it shall be in writing and executed by the parties. F. Further Acts. Each party agrees to perform any further acts and to execute, acknowledge and deliver any documents, which may be reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of this Agreement. We look forward to working together in the future on this matter. Please return an executed copy of this letter signifying your agreement with the terms herein. If you have any questions, please contact ____________________ [Instruction: insert name of contact] at ____________________ [Instruction: insert contact information]. Very truly yours, Consultant By ____________________ [Instruction: insert name] Its ____________________ [Instruction: insert name of position] Client By ____________________ [Instruction: insert name] Its ____________________ [Instruction: insert name of position] © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 4
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