Governing Law and Chosen Courts

Common Paper Professional Services Agreement terms: Governing Law and Chosen Courts

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Written by Mark Frantz
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Governing Law and Chosen Courts are variables that appear in the Professional Services Agreement Cover Page, in the Key Terms section. This section is for your agreements' key legal terms.

How to fill these out

Governing Law

What laws should this agreement be interpreted under?

Default: Delaware

Chosen Courts

If there is a legal dispute about this contract and one party files a lawsuit against the other, where should the lawsuit be filed?

Default: Delaware

Tip: Most contracts have the same location for both Governing Law and Chosen Courts, but it’s not required. Other common choices are New York and California.

Note: Non-US Governing Law and Chosen Courts are not currently supported. This article gives context on why and working with a local attorney to vet the agreements.

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