This Independent Contractor Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") is made and effective this __________, 199_ , by and between ______________________(hereinafter referred to as the "Consultant") and ____________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Company").

Now, therefore, Consultant and Company agree as follows:

1. Engagement. Company hereby engages Consultant, and Consultant accepts engagement, to provide to Company the following services:

Describe Job and Duties

2. Term. Consultant shall provide services to Company pursuant to this Agreement for a term commencing on __________, 199_ and ending on __________, 199_.

3. Place of Work. Consultant shall render services primarily at Consultant's offices, but will, upon request, provide the services at Company offices or such other places as reasonably requested by Company as appropriate for the performance of particular services.

4. Time. Consultant's daily schedule and hours worked under this Agreement on a given day shall generally be subject to Consultant's discretion, provided that Consultant and Company anticipate that Consultant shall work on average [Expected Time Working] hours per week in the performance of services pursuant to this Agreement. Company relies upon Consultant to devote sufficient time as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the spirit and purpose of this Agreement.

5. Payment. Company shall pay Consultant _______________ for services performed pursuant to this Agreement. Payment shall be made _________________________. Consultant shall bear all of Consultant's expenses incurred in the performance of this Agreement.

6. Covenant Not to Compete. A. During the term of this Agreement and for a period of [Time Period] thereafter, Consultant shall not within [Restriction Area], directly or indirectly, either for his own account, or as a partner, shareholder, officer, director, employee, agent or otherwise; own, manage, operate, control, be employed by, participate in, consult with, perform services for, or otherwise be connected with any business the same as or similar to the business conducted by Company. In the event any of the provisions of this Section 6 are determined to be invalid by reason of their scope or duration, this Section 6 shall be deemed modified to the extent required to cure the invalidity. In the event of a breach, or a threatened breach, of this Section 6, Company shall be entitled to obtain an injunction restraining the commitments or continuance of the breach, as well as any other legal or equitable remedies permitted by law including but not limited to:.

i. Breach or default of any obligation of Consultant pursuant to Section 6, Covenant Not to Compete, or Section 7, Confidentiality, of this Agreement.

ii. Breach or default by Consultant of any other material obligation in this Agreement, which breach or default is not cured within five (5) days of written notice from Company.

B. Consultant may terminate this Agreement as follows:

i. Breach or default of any material obligation of Company, which breach or default is not cured within five (5) days of written notice from Consultant.

ii. If Company files protection under the federal bankruptcy laws, or any bankruptcy petition or petition for receiver is commenced by a third party against Company, any of the foregoing of which remains undismissed for a period of sixty (60) days.

9. Independent Contractor. Consultant is and throughout this Agreement shall be an independent contractor and not an employee, partner or agent of Company. Consultant shall not be entitled to nor receive any benefit normally provided to Company's employees such as, but not limited to, vacation payment, retirement, health care or sick pay. Company shall not be responsible for withholding income or other taxes from the payments made to Consultant. Consultant shall be solely responsible for filing all returns and paying any income, social security or other tax levied upon or determined with respect to the payments made to Consultant pursuant to this Agreement.

10. Tools and Supplies. Unless otherwise agreed to by Company in advance, Consultant shall be solely responsible for procuring, paying for and maintaining any computer equipment, software, paper, tools or supplies necessary or appropriate for the performance of Consultant's services hereunder.

11. Controlling Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of __________.

12. Headings. The headings in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not be used to define, limit or describe the scope of this Agreement or any of the obligations herein.

13. Final Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the final understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior negotiations, understandings and agreements between the parties, whether written or oral. This Agreement may be amended, supplemented or changed only by an agreement in writing signed by both of the parties.

14. Notices. Any notice required to be given or otherwise given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be hand delivered, mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested or sent by recognized overnight courier service as follows:

If to Consultant:

_____Consultant's Name/Address___

If to Company:

_____Company's Name/Address___


15. Severability. If any term of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then this Agreement, including all of the remaining terms, will remain in full force and effect as if such invalid or unenforceable term had never been included.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by the parties as of the date first above written.





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