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Business Contract Review & Drafting

By OPLawSocialMedia on Business & Business Attorney

Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Law underscores the critical role of meticulous contract review and drafting, advising both individuals and businesses to seek professional legal insight to ensure their interests are adequately protected and their agreements are favorably structured.

Full transcript:

Hi, Attorney Roy Oppenheim. How are you? For Oppenheim Law. I want to talk a little bit about contract drafting and contract review. I mean, when people sign contracts, a lot of times they do them on DocuSign. I don’t even know if they’re really reading them or not. It’s, you know, a real problem when stuff is digital. I think the likelihood that someone’s going to really read the contract carefully, much less if it’s in paper. Regardless, if you’re being asked to sign some kind of contract, and it’s important to you, you need to read it, and you ought to have an attorney explain it to you so they understand. And if possible, revise it, so that it’s favorably to you, or at least not unfavorable.

And a lot of times people say, oh, you can’t change a contract. Most contracts you can change and markup. So, when people say that, I never want to hear it. So, if you’re being asked to sign a contract, and it’s not something like for Netflix or something, obviously, you’re not going to be able to change. But anything short of that, an employment agreement or an independent contract agreement, you ought to have someone look at it. At the flip side, if you’re a business, you know, and you’re presenting contracts to people, you know, you shouldn’t be trying to put them together through cutting and pasting different versions that you’re finding on the internet, and then trying to have AI write it. We’re not there where you can get rid of attorneys yet. In 10 years, yeah, you’ll be able to do it, but right now, you’ll still need an attorney to review what you’re putting together. You know, if you want us to draft something and then have someone look at it, great, fine. But if you’re a business, you ought to consider having someone look at those agreements. And if you’re going to have someone look at those agreements regularly, you should consider the Oppenheim Law Applied Fee Concierge Program, because it will be a lot cheaper, and you won’t have to figure out who’s gonna review your work each time.