Using Lawyers on Business Contracts

Far too often in my practice, I am presented by clients with large contracts involving thousands of dollars for services or fees which were simply signed by the client without consulting a business attorney. The resistance of business owners against consulting a lawyer before signing substantial contract seems to be threefold:

  • The business owner wants to get the deal done quickly so he can begin work and reap the expected monetary benefits of the contract;
  • The owners does not believe the other contracting party will accept changes, and
  • The owner’s concern regarding the cost of the lawyer’s time.

In reviewing any contract, a business […]