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Meticulous Contracts, Delivered Quickly

When you’re preparing to launch a new drug, medical device, or biotech innovation, drafting and negotiating all the necessary legal contracts can start to seem like an arduous task. With tight deadlines to meet, it’s tempting to take the occasional shortcut. But this can leave you open to undue risk, even jeopardizing your chances for success.

Contracts Associates can help. For over 11 years, our agile team of attorneys has hit the ground running to create cost-effective, industry-specific contracts—on or ahead of deadline, every single time.

Client’s In-House Counsel

When you’re juggling competing deadlines, you know the task of onboarding outside counsel will only cause further delay. If you could clone yourself, you would. Work with us, and you won’t have to.

At Contracts Associates, we hit the ground running. You’ll never need to get us up-to-speed, because we understand bio- and pharma-specific contract terms inside and out.

We’ll always provide work that meets or exceeds your expectations, seamlessly expanding the reach of your team. And since we work on a per-project or as-needed basis, we’re here whenever you need us.                                                                                        

Benefits of Working With Us:

  • Keep your contracts bulletproof. We give exceptional attention to detail. We’ll ensure you always get an equitable deal, without shouldering any responsibilities you’re not prepared for.
  • Build and strengthen your relationships. Relationships matter. With our reputation for fairness, objectivity, and equitable terms, we’ll protect and nurture your relationships with your partners—ensuring everyone is excited to get to work.
  • Avoid the added expense of hiring. It’s tough and costly to find another first-rate attorney for your team. Don’t add to your headcount. We provide a cost-effective, customized legal solution—without sacrificing quality.
  • Expediting your review process. Think of us like another team member—one that’s here to send you home in time for dinner. Avoid endless revisions and big headaches. We’re huge believers in simple solutions, like picking up the phone to smooth out any remaining issues before asking you to sign on the dotted line.
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Business and Clinical Clients

The institutions and vendors you work with have experienced lawyers writing their contracts. Shouldn’t you? Let us draft, negotiate, and finalize contracts that meet your specific needs—and keep your timelines in check.

Without a contract lawyer on your team, it’s all too easy to let something that seems insignificant slip through the cracks. But this can cause major problems down the line, exposing you to liability and locking you into unnecessary obligations.

We won’t let that happen. Our industry-specific attorneys will draft contract terms that all parties will be happy to assume—while keeping the best interests of your company in mind.

Benefits of Working With Us:

  • Make the most of your budget. We offer fully customized, high-quality legal solutions at a cost-effective consulting rate. You can hire us per project, or whenever you need us.
  • Build and nurture your relationships The contracting process can get ugly. But not when you work with us. We’re known for our fairness and objectivity, and we’ll ensure that your partner relationships are as strong as ever when the paperwork is finalized—if not stronger.
  • Accelerate your review process. We work fast—but you’ll find our comments are always carefully considered and thoroughly researched. We believe in doing whatever it takes to make the process seamless, like hopping on a call to get those final sticking points squared away.
  • Ensure your contracts are tight. When we negotiate on behalf of your company’s investors, you can relax knowing your contracts are in safe hands. We’ll keep them consistent with common law doctrine, and provide a roadmap for resolution should any conflicts arise.
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Our Attorney Counterparts (Vendors and Clinical Sites)

Fair. Objective. Reasonable. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve achieved, and we truly value the relationships we’ve built over the years with our attorney counterparts at CROs and academic institutions around the world.

We do whatever we can to smooth out and streamline the contract finalization process for all parties, because we know that no one wants to delay the study start-up process. That’s why we encourage direct lawyer-to-lawyer communication to resolve any issues standing in the way. Our experienced attorneys have almost certainly encountered the same problem in the past, allowing them to make suggestions that work for both parties—and get everything back on track.

We look forward to working with you!

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Meet the Team

Our Services

Our Services

Consider us your partners in the process—whatever stage of the process you’re in. From research and development through to clinical trials, post-market studies, and everything in between, we’re here to ensure your clinical contracts and supply chain agreements are meticulously drafted—free from loopholes and unnecessary obligations, and always with your best interests in mind

 

 

Research and Development

Contract research. Work and services. Research cooperation. Ensure your agreements set your company up for success.

When you’re developing a new drug, medical device, or other biotech innovation, the details matter. We won’t let any of them slip through the cracks. We’ll draft, negotiate, and review agreements that protect your company from unnecessary risk, and closely monitor relevant federal and global regulations—to ensure your process is always in line with requirements.

We can also create a customized library of go-to contract templates to speed up your process in future, while still addressing your specific risk tolerance and terms.

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Trial and Approval

From the first clinical trial to post-market studies and beyond, every moment counts—and every single agreement.

Launching a clinical trial with a subpar agreement, form, or policy can do more than jeopardize your chances of approval—it can leave your company liable. We won’t let that happen.

We’ll make sure your clinical trial agreements are meticulously crafted and free from unnecessary commitments or dangerous loopholes. Our attorneys closely follow all changes from the relevant regulatory bodies, so you’ll never be caught out by new requirements. And to help you meet all future milestones, we can even create a go-to library of customized agreement templates for your future reference, complete with your company’s risk tolerance and non-negotiable.

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Supply and Distribution

Keep your supply and distribution agreements agreeable. Protect your company from undue risk.

The last thing you want is to be held accountable for something you didn’t even realize you’d agreed to. We’re here to help. Our attorneys can draft and negotiate thoughtful, thorough agreements that keep all parties happy while ensuring you never take on obligations required of the vendor.

From desirable payment terms to careful consideration of quality terms, we’ll make sure you never sign or present anything that isn’t equitable and fair. To help streamline your process, we can even provide you with a library of customized agreement templates for future use.

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About Us

About Us

Experience matters. We have it.

Every Contracts Associates attorney has a wealth of in-house bio-pharma experience—combined with the speed and agility that comes from working at a law firm. We know first-hand the challenges you face and the pressures you’re under, because we’ve been there ourselves. That’s what makes us so adept at solving them.

Our lawyers work hard, and they work fast. You’ve got deadlines, and we’re here to help you meet them. Our company was designed with your needs in mind—it’s why our employees work from home and without set hours, cutting down on wasted commuting time and giving us the flexibility to accommodate your timelines. You’ll always receive a response from us within 24 hours of your email or phone call, and we’ll always provide a 72 hour turnaround on work. We can even handle tighter turnarounds—just tell us what you need.

We follow every update to relevant US and international regulations, letting you know if there’s a change that would impact your latest endeavor. That’s just one example of the unmatched attention to detail that our attorneys bring to the table—along with genuine passion for their work.

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Every Contracts Associates attorney is a consistent high performer and thought leader with a commitment to steering our company—and our clients—toward success. Discover why we are so passionate about our work, and click on our bios below to learn more about some of our team.


Colleen Sproul, JD

“The key to our success is the enthusiasm and expertise we bring to each client project. We are invested in our clients and it shows.”
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Elizabeth A. Spinney, JD

Elizabeth A. Spinney, JD

“I enjoy getting to know our clients and their products, and helping them in any way I can. I’m proud to a play a role in the pursuit of pharmaceutical development.”
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Melissa Schmidt, JD

“I love working with so many different companies and being able to utilize my past experiences to guide clients to success.”

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Katie Turner Getty, JD

Katie Turner Getty, JD

“I gain great satisfaction from researching legislative developments and distilling the data into digestible articles so our clients can stay updated on the latest industry issues.”
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Dana Shelton, JD

“Being part of this team of brilliant attorneys and working hard for clients has been the most rewarding phase of my career.”

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

  • Specialized, accomplished attorneys – each with extensive pharmaceutical industry backgrounds
  • We’ll accelerate your processes and negotiate favorable contract provisions that can make all the difference to your company and your potential partners.
  • We know your vendors and your clinical sites
  • We leverage “real world” experience, gained by serving companies ranging from start-up/early stage to Fortune-500 Big Pharma

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Contact

Every clause matters, as does every second. Get in touch with us today, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Phone

617.669.8080

Location

Boston, MA