Category: Business Law

How Not To Draft Contracts

Recently, a client wanted me to look over a “right to cancel” clause for the installation of energy saving feature for his home. My client is a smart person and typically doesn’t have any problems in reading/understanding contracts or “legalese”.

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It Sounds Good, But is it Enforceable?

The other day I was helping someone move. We arrived with the moving truck, and met the Landlord at the residence. The Landlord then proceeded to go over the terms of the lease along with the idiosyncrasies of the house.

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3 Advantages that Family Businesses Start with over Traditional Businesses

Family businesses can provide many benefits to the family as well as society. Many people preach that mixing family and business is a sure recipe for disaster and estrangement, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three

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3 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Contract

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEGOTIATE YOUR CONTRACT # 1- THE SHOE PROBABLY DOESN’T FIT. The first reason to negotiate your contract, rather than to sign whatever document is put in front of you is that most business owners are using

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4 Elements of a Contract

Here in St George, UT contracts are often made with a wink and a smile over lunch at Judds Store, more formal than that would be a firm handshake at the Pizza Factory,  even better would be something in writing

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How my friend got hosed by the Parol Evidence Rule in Contract Law

Please see this video to discover how to protect yourself when making a contract.

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Top 3 Terms to Look at Before Signing a Lease

For those of you who are over 18 and have never rented or had to sign a lease, you are extremely lucky or are still living with your parents.  If you are still living with your parents, they may be

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The Paradoxes of Wealth Accumulation

The Paradoxes of Wealth Accumulation “When you need it you don’t have it, and when you have it you don’t need it”.  Of course this could apply to many other situations, but I have found that those who have become

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