Client Agreement (Standard)


This template helps you document a single project/deal with your client. For a multi-project version, check out the MSA/SOW version.

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Template overview

This agreement is intended for service providers to use when a client is engaging their services for one project.

It starts with the core elements of the contract such as service and payment terms, and includes various legal items such as ownership of work product, non-disclosure obligations, and termination rights.

If you plan to work on multiple projects for your client, you may want to consider our MSA/SOW version of this template, which includes Statements of Work where you describe project-specific service and payment terms.

What’s in this template

  • Party Names
  • Effective Date & Term (length)
  • Payment Options:
    • Down Payments
    • Hourly Payments
    • Fixed-Fee Payments
    • Expense Reimbursements
  • Scope of Services
  • Permission to use Subcontractors
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Portfolio Use Rights
  • Client Obligations
  • Mutual Confidentiality Obligations
  • Non-Solicitation (only binding on the Client)
  • Early Termination Rights
  • Force Majeure
  • Disclaimers & Limitations of Liability
  • Entire Agreement
  • Amendment & Waiver
  • Severability
  • Assignment
  • Notices
  • Governing Law
  • Attorneys’ Fees
  • And more

Who can use this template

  • Startups
  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses

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