Contracts: Boring For You, Exciting For Us!
Unless someone is holding a gun to your head, you are not being forced to sign a contract. Many contracts include a statement that the signor understands the terms and agrees to them. People generally assume that contracts are written fairly. Wrong. You should assume that the contract is one-sided because they are. Negotiate!
Carson & Kyung focuses on ensuring that our clients understand the effect their contracts will have on their business and personal relationships. Have you ever taken the time to read the contracts you’ve signed? Agreements – commercial lease, loan, purchase, etc – generally include confusing language, but we understand them and negotiate out of terms regularly. We can attempt to opt out of certain provisions, or at the very least, help you understand them.
Specificity is important. Consistency is key. Clarity is necessary. Simplicity is essential. The English language is perfect for poets and writers. Get flowery, but not with your contracts! The terms should be written in a way that will be interpreted by each reader in exactly the same way.
Have you ever signed a contract that released the other party of all liability? Of course you have. Liability and limitations on liability should, at the very least, be mutual.
We’re excited about contracts, so let us do the boring part for you. Let us help you negotiate and draft your contract. Contact our law office to schedule an initial consultation.
*The information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice or opinion. The information is for guidance purposes only. Individual situations vary and you should contact us for a consultation.
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