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This is for an agreement between a company and a consultant located in Maryland. This
agreement sets forth the terms of the consultant's engagement and includes the main
provisions, such as the services to be performed, the compensation arrangement,
ownership of work product, and confidentiality of information. A consultant is a professional
who analyzes a business then creates solutions to the problems, and helps the business
develop an efficient plan for meeting its goals. This form contains standard terms and
provisions as well as opportunities for customization to fit the specific needs of the parties.
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CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT
THIS CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT (hereinafter â€œAgreementâ€) is made as of ____
[Month] ____ [Date], 20____, by and between ________________________ [Instruction:
Insert the name of client], having an address of _________________________ [Instruction:
Insert address of the independent client] (hereinafter â€œClientâ€), and
________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of consultant] having an address
of _________________________ [Instruction: Insert address of the independent consultant]
(hereinafter â€œConsultantâ€). Client and Consultant may individually be referred to as â€œPartyâ€, or,
collectively as â€œPartiesâ€.
WHEREAS, Consultant agrees to provide the services, as more fully defined below, to
WHEREAS, Client agrees to pay to Consultant the consultant services fee, as more fully
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual obligations contained
herein, and intending to be legally bound, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Consultant shall perform the duties and tasks outlined in the table attached to this Agreement
as Exhibit A (the â€œServicesâ€). The Services may include a development schedule and
Client shall pay the consulting services fee as outlined in the table attached to this Agreement
as Exhibit B, and shall pay such consulting services fee according to the services fee
payment schedule (if applicable) as outlined in the table attached to this Agreement as
Either Party may without cause terminate this Agreement by delivering to the other Party
written notice via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or personal delivery (but not by electronic mail
transmission) expressing a desire to terminate this Agreement (a â€œTermination Noticeâ€).
Termination shall be effective immediately upon receipt of a Termination Notice.
4. Representations and Warranties.
The Parties to this Agreement make the following representations and warranties:
a. Both Parties represent and warrant to the other Party that they have the full power to enter
into this Agreement without restriction.
b. This Agreement shall not establish an employer/employee relationship between the
Parties. Consultant shall be an independent contractor and shall not enjoy the benefits
normally afforded to employees provided either by Clientâ€™s policy or by law.
c. Consultant shall not include in the material (as defined in Paragraph 6, below) any
copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other property that to the
Consultantâ€™s knowledge would or might infringe on the rights of third parties.
d. Consultant shall not be an agent or representative of Client, except as specifically defined
in this Agreement. Consultant shall have no authority to, and shall not attempt to, bind
Client to contracts with third parties.
5. Confidential Information.
Neither Party shall, at any time, either directly or indirectly, use for its own benefit, nor shall
it divulge, disclose, or communicate any information received from the other Party that has
been identified as confidential. Both Parties agree to execute standard nondisclosure
agreements in connection with this Agreement.
a. Consultant acknowledges that he has no right to or interest in the work or product
resulting from the Services performed hereunder, or any of the documents, reports, or
other materials created by Consultant in connection with such Services, nor any right to
or interest in any copyright therein. Consultant acknowledges that the Services and the
products thereof (hereinafter referred to as the â€œMaterialsâ€) have been specially
commissioned or ordered by the Company as â€œworks made-for-hireâ€ as that term is used
in the Copyright Law of the United States, and that Client is therefor