If your business is growing and you’re creating more contracts with new people, it’s time to talk to your attorney and to have them review each and every one of those agreements. After signing off on so many arrangements, you may think that you no longer need the legal support to decide if you should sign, but it’s still a good idea to have your attorney check contracts and to verify that there aren’t issues with the fine print.
Why should you have your attorney review your business and sales contracts? At the core, it’s about protecting yourself and your best interests. A good contract protects you and is clear. It’s understandable and makes everyone’s responsibilities known.
Preventing contract issues is better than fighting over them later
If you have a new contract in front of you, you may think that it’s fine and sign off on it. What if you have a problem with it in a year or two, though? You would have to go through arbitration or perhaps go to trial to resolve any legal conflicts. That’s expensive and time-consuming.
Preventing issues with contracts is much easier than trying to fight over problems later on. Your attorney can negotiate changes in verbiage or help you know when to walk away from a bad contract, so you don’t end up dealing with trouble later on.
It’s smart to get new opinions before you agree to a contract
It is smart to talk to an attorney and to get their opinion before you agree to a contract. You may like the idea of a contract, but once an attorney goes over the fine print with you, you may find that it’s not a good contract for you.
Don’t sign a contract without knowing that it means for your business
Making a mistake when signing or creating a contract is problematic. Fortunately, you can take a few minutes out of your time to go over that contract with an attorney and, hopefully, prevent any problems or conflicts you could otherwise have because of signing. Prevention is cheaper and saves you time in the long-run.