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Why should I even bother going to an attorney when I am comfortable reviewing and signing business contracts on my own?

What distinguishes you from my long-time attorney, who has handled my real estate closings, wrote my will, and represented my business in a lawsuit?

What distinguishes your firm from other business transaction attorneys?

Can you provide a simple example of what your firm does with respect to a business contract?





Q: Why should I even bother going to an attorney when I am comfortable reviewing and signing business contracts on my own?

See the article entitled "An Ounce of Precision" on our webpage Articles/Resources.


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Q: What distinguishes you from my long-time attorney, who has handled my real estate closings, wrote my will, and represented my business in a lawsuit?

We provide at least three distinguishing features.

 

First, the law has evolved and become incredibly complex, very similar to the field of medicine. If you have a skin condition, you visit the dermatologist and if your foot hurts you would visit a podiatrist. Similarly, your business needs an attorney who is experienced in business contracts and transactions.

 

Second, although business contracts and transactions have certain general issues that even generalist attorneys can identify, this firm is experienced in business contracts and transactions and, therefore, can provide particular legal strategies and solutions to protect and grow your business.

 

Third, because the firm does not file or defend lawsuits in court, it does not have the financial incentive to counsel your business in a manner that might potentially lead to a lawsuit because this firm will not gain anything from having the matter go to court.


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Q: What distinguishes your firm from other business transaction attorneys?

Unlike other business transaction attorneys, the firm's founder has several years of actual business experience from his career before law school.  See our webpage About Us for details. As a result of such business experience, the firm focuses on balancing the legal issues with the business issues--instead of focusing exclusively on the legal concerns. This firm explains these issues using simple, practical examples to help you understand the underlying risks.

 


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Q: Can you provide a simple example of what your firm does with respect to a business contract?

When a business outgrows its pre-packaged, off-the-shelf software, typically it needs to license customized software from a technology vendor.  Typically, the technology vendor will require the business to enter into a written licensing agreement, which might begin with the following clause:

 

"Vendor hereby grants to Customer the right to access the Software."  In response, an experienced business attorney should strike the word "access" and replace it with the word "use."

 

Thus, your business--the Customer--should have the right to use, not merely access, the Software.  The distinction is subtle, but if there is a dispute between your business and the vendor, you can bet that the vendor will use every possible excuse to claim that you are in breach of the software license agreement; therefore, clarity can potentially save your business thousands of dollars in attorney fees that would be necessary to resolve the matter in court.


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