What Is a Choice of Law Provision and Why Does it Matter?

Clients will often call with a contract that either they’ve drafted or they’ve been asked to sign and ask about the choice of law provision. What a choice of law provision is, is a provision that decides which state or jurisdiction’s laws can be used in interpreting the contract later. There can also be a partner provision for choice of jurisdiction that limits where and in which courts an action under the contract can be brought. It’s very important that you take your contract, whether it’s one you drafted, or one that you’re signing that’s been drafted by someone else, to an experienced attorney for review before signing the agreement.
Lawyers at the law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., are experienced business attorneys working throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact the office if you have legal questions about your business and set up a free initial consultation.