Get it in writing and make sure the agreement actually represents your intent. I wish we lived in a world where a handshake and a promise never led to business disputes. Sadly, contract disputes arise far too often because of a lack of written agreement or a poorly drafted contract. I am a fan of simple, plain english, contractual agreements that define each parties obligations. Although we can’t escape all boilerplate, contracts should not be written in such obscure legalese that people don’t know what is meant. My objective when reviewing a contract is to make sure my client understands what the contract says and that it matches their intent. I think my experience allows me to talk through lots of “what if” scenarios and possible outcomes that might not have been thought of otherwise.