In business, you often work with contracts. Getting the contract right is just part of the process; on top of getting it signed, you may need to make sure you can provide proof that the signature belongs to the other party. This is typically done with a notary public, so you can have the peace of mind that your contract is legally secure and bound.

There are many types of contracts you may have to sign as a business owner. Sales contracts, for instance, are common when you set up long-term sales with major distributors. Real estate contracts could be required many times depending on how many facilities you plan to operate and if you plan to sell or buy new facilities at any point.

If you need to update your business real estate, then you’ll need to have construction contracts put into place to protect yourself and keep the construction team on a deadline. Similar to employment contracts, these documents let everyone know how working together will happen and what to do if there is a problem.

There are many other business contracts, too, but the point is that you want to make sure you have all the legal protections possible when you enter into a contract with another party. If you skip notarization or don’t have a witness, the other party could claim that he or she never signed the document, putting you in a difficult position later. Our website has more information on contracts and how you can protect yourself and your business from disputes if your contact has a notary’s stamp.