Promissory notes are one of the most popular types of business contracts our Charleston law firm
is hired to develop. Promissory notes are common for new start-up businesses
, particularly in real estate and retail ventures where there is a need for significant start-up capital. Promissory notes may be used in almost any situation where one party agrees to loan money to another (or to the business entity) - as a formal agreement between the parties. Although they are often short and simple, promissory notes are nonetheless important, and must be drafted carefully. Our Charleston business attorneys regularly draft promissory notes for many of our businesses and individual clients.
Generally, a promissory note will touch on a number of issues, including the amount of money owed, the sources for the money, the repayment schedule, the duration within which the note must be repaid, interest charged, requirements for security collateral (if any), the terms for any repayment acceleration, and the conditions regarding any installment payments allowed. Additionally, a promissory note will set forth the legal consequences for a breach of the promissory note terms or default on the repayment of the loan. Once the promissory note is properly executed, the parties have entered into a legal contract that can be enforced under the law. However, it must be noted that not unlike the majority of legal documents
our law firm develops, the promissory note may be, and often is, amended or modified by agreement of the parties involved.
Promissory notes can be used for a number of transactions especially those involving products or services. It is an acknowledgement that a debt is owed, and that said debt will be repaid within a specific amount of time.
Convertible Promissory Notes