Dear BLM Client,
You authorize BLM to charge your credit card for $149.99 each month until you send us an email requesting that we cancel the recurring monthly charge which will be canceled at the end of the then-current billing month.
By paying the monthly BLM Client Fee and abiding by the terms of this Contract, the following services (“Services”) are available to you. You (”You” or “the Business”) are our client. We are not offering or providing legal representation to the Business or its individual owners or employees. Any reference herein to Contract refers to this Contract between Business Legal Management, LLC (“BLM”), a Texas Limited Liability Company, and the Business, as specified in the Client Application Form. BLM has the right in its sole discretion to accept or reject any application. The “Effective Date” of this Contract is typically the date on the Client Application or the date when the Client Application is submitted via the internet, whichever is later.
You may send business-related questions to BLM’s consultants via email at any time. If in BLM’s sole discretion, a question or issue merits a phone conversation, BLM will reach out to you to set up a phone call to discuss a strategy for dealing with the question or issue.
ACCESS TO A MONTHLY WEBINAR
BLM will schedule monthly webinars conducted by BLM’s network of Professionals. These webinars will address business and legal strategy issues that frequently confront business owners and executives, and will provide information about best practices, etc. BLM will send you an email invitation to participate in these and will also provide You access to archives of prior webinars as they accumulate.
ACCESS TO BLM’S NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS
When a business or legal issue arises that requires the assistance of outside professionals, BLM can refer you to Professionals within its Network, that you may choose to retain if you decide they are suitable to your needs. Should you choose to use a Professional within BLM’s Network, BLM (or with regard to legal matters, Business Law Group, LLP) can help you manage your strategy and your relationship with the Network Professional at no additional cost. BLM Network Professionals are independent of BLM and you will need to engage them directly in order to receive their services.
DISCOUNTED TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES AT BUSINESS LAW GROUP, LLP
As a BLM Client, you are entitled to a 40% discount off the regularly published fees of Business Law Group, LLP. (“BLG”). BLG provides basic transactional services (e.g. drafting of basic contracts, non-disclosure agreements, contract negotiations, document review, etc.). Should you decide to use their services, you will need to sign an engagement letter with them.
ANNUAL REVIEW OF EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK
We will arrange to have Your Employee Handbook reviewed annually by Business Law Group, LLP (“BLG”), or another BLM Network Professional. The review of your handbook is included as a benefit of your monthly subscription. Any revisions and/or updates to your handbook will only be performed if you engage directly with BLG or another BLM Network Professional and pay for such services from them.
Entire Agreement: This Contract and the Client Application constitute the entire agreement between BLM and the Business. These terms and conditions may be modified by BLM from time to time. In such event, you will be notified of any amended versions, which will take effect immediately upon notice.
Term: This Contract begins on the date, as determined in the first paragraph above and continues until terminated in writing by BLM or the Business or until the day the Business is no longer paid current.
Arbitration: The parties agree that any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement, including the validity of this arbitration clause, or any breach of this Agreement shall be submitted to and decided by binding arbitration in Frisco, TX. Arbitration shall be administered under the rules of the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its rules for employment disputes and any requirements imposed by Texas law. Each party shall pay its own costs of arbitration. Any arbitral award determination shall be final and binding upon the Parties and may be entered as a judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Governing Law: Jurisdiction and Venue. This Agreement, for all purposes, shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Texas without regard to any conflicts of laws principles that would require the laws of any other jurisdiction to apply. Any action or proceeding by either of the Parties to enforce this Agreement shall be brought only in any state or federal court located in the state of Texas, county of Collin. The Parties hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waive the defense of inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any such action or proceeding in such venue.
BLM makes no express or implied representations or warranties with respect to the services to be provided by BLM, BLG, or any BLM Network Professionals hereunder. BLM does not and cannot guarantee any particular outcome as a result of such services. BLM shall not be liable for any:
special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, including loss of profits, arising from or related to the operation or use of the products including, without limitation, damages arising from loss of revenue or profits, failure to realize savings or other benefits, even if BLM has been advised of the possibility of such damages;
damages (regardless of their nature) for any delay or failure by BLM to perform its obligations under the Contract due to any cause beyond its reasonable control; or
claims made a subject of legal proceeding against BLM more than one year after the alleged violation. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Contract, BLM's total liabilities hereunder shall not be greater than the amounts actually received by BLM pursuant to the terms of the Contract within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the initiation of legal action.