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July 25, 2016

Why are contracts so long?

When clients call me to ask me to draft contracts, they often say, “it needs to be as short as possible, like one page, maybe two.” I tell them that if we squeeze everything on one page, the text will be so small no one will be able (or want)...

May 5, 2016

The top 4 reasons to read the fine print in your contract

There is fine print language at the end of almost every contract that may appear to be less important than the rest of the contract (it's not). Many people call this boilerplate language because they assume it is full of standard, unimportant, put-me-to-sleep, lawyerly clauses. How many times have you...

February 15, 2016

Understanding the Fine Print: Dispute Resolution clauses

Dispute resolution is commonly looped in with other “Fine Print” clauses, is usually placed at the end of a written agreement, and is often categorized together in a “Miscellaneous” section. Notwithstanding, however, dispute resolution clauses can be deployed in various forms to achieve strategic impact. Contracting parties can use a...

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