Contract Breakdown | Applicable Law & Jurisdiction

Video 6

Applicable Law & Jurisdiction

Where is your agreement applicable? And what law does it follow?

The applicable law and jurisdiction sections are generally near the end of a contract. They can be combined into one section or they can be two separate sections.

The applicable law tells you which state’s laws govern your contract. The jurisdiction tells you where you can sue or be sued if there is a dispute under the contract. For both these sections, unless there is some strategic reason, you probably want to keep them both close to home.

For applicable law, that means the state where you reside or where you headquartered your business. For jurisdiction, that means the county and state that is close to home.

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