Contract Negotiation:

Contract Drafting Tips

- An effective contract should always be clear, specific, and focused.

- Sentances should be short to avoid unnecessary complexity and ambiguity.

- Before drafting a contract, it is often helpful to look at sample agreements.

- Make sure all party names are accurate.  Include business titles, if applicable.

- A contract should be consistent in its tone, grammar, word usage, and abbreviations.

- Outlining a contract can aid clarity and allow for quick refrence to certain clauses.

- Anticipate future litigation by including sections regarding venue, choice of law, and attorney fees.

- All parties should sign the contract.

- Pages should be numbered.  The contract should appear sequential and untampered. 

- Proofread very carefully.

Contract Negotiation: Answers and Information