Anatomy of a Services Agreement – Table of Contents

As mentioned in this post, our posts about service agreement contract provisions will now be organized into this Anatomy of a Service Agreement. This table of contents is organized around the sections typically found in creative services agreements. We’ll update this table of contents as posts are added to the Anatomy.

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Anatomy of a Services Agreement

Preamble (parties and date)


Invoicing, Fees, and Payment

  • Invoicing
  • Fees and Payments
  • Costs
  • Retainers

Intellectual Property

Representations and Warranties

  • Representations by Agency
  • Representations by Client

Term and Termination

  • Contract Term
  • Termination
  • Effect of Termination
  • Suspension of Work

Limitation of Liability



Portfolio Use

Restrictive Covenants


  • Attorney Fees
  • Assignment and Transfer
  • Force Majeure
  • Contractors
  • Taxes
  • Governing Law
  • Consent to Jurisdiction
  • Dispute Resolution