Embryo Donation Agreements
The work conducted by Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC also includes the drafting and negotiating of Embryo Donor Contracts. The law firm is frequently retained to draft agreements to transfer the ownership of embryos from one party to another. Often this process is facilitated by an agency that specializes in the donation of embryos or by a fertility clinic who has embryos stored at their facility. Most often this donation process is completely anonymous, and having a strong legal document to protect everyone’s rights in this transfer is very important.
The firm can assist recipients by referring them to various embryo donor agencies so that the recipients can locate embryos available for donation. Once recipients have found available embryos, the law firm can both draft the agreement and negotiate the contract between the parties. (Please note both sides of the agreement, donor and recipient must be represented by their own independent attorney.)