Drafting contracts is one of the pleasures of practicing law. But if your contract ends up in court, your handiwork will surely be tested by your opponent’s skilled lawyers attacking every paragraph, sentence and word. This article provides fifty simple tips for writing the contract that is so clear that no one will want to litigate it.
These tips apply to writing all kinds of agreements: real estate sales contracts, employment contracts, equipment leases, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreements. They even apply to stipulations and settlements in litigation. Wherever clarity and simplicity are important, these tips will guide you there.