A Consulting Agreement is a document under which a consultant (someone who gives expert or professional advice)
agrees to provide professional or consulting services. Under this agreement, the "consultant" is an independent
contractor with respect to the "company," and not an employee of the "company." This document allows the user to
substitute any term for the term "consultant," and thus, this document can be adapted to many other situations that
might involve an independent contractor.
The Consulting Agreement should be signed by both parties and becomes effective as of the date inserted at the
beginning of the Agreement. For specific information regarding the employee/independent contractor distinction,
review the "Employee or Independent Contractor" topic