If you are contemplating forming a General Partnership for the purpose of conducting business in Maryland we highly recommend that your draft a partnership agreement, despite the fact that such a document is not necessarily legally required in Maryland. This document will help you to delineate, in black-and-white, the financial structure (who gets what) of the partnership, the organizational structure (meetings, partners responsibilities, etc.). The purpose of drafting such a document is to avoid legal dispute either between partners or with the government down the road due to vagaries which were never clarified at the time of formation. Feel free to use the template pictured below, drafted by our in-house lawyer, to draft a partnership agreement of your own. The template is available in both MS Word and PDF formats.