What really goes into a contract to make it happen?
In basic terms, a contract is an agreement between the parties promising to do or not do a specific thing. Contracts can be verbal or written, or a combination of the two. Contracts can be seemingly offhand or seemingly negotiated until there’s nothing else to talk about. All businesses find themselves entering into some kind of contract. You want to make sure it’s binding, enforceable, it states what you are supposed to do, and it states what the other side is supposed to do. And in order to ensure a contract will cover those things, you need to understand the essentials of what makes a contract.
Sean R. Smith
Continuum Legal Group LLP
- Attorney with Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta
- Represents companies and individuals in a multitude of different areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution
- Tried multiple actions in state and federal courts in Georgia and surrounding states, including a representation of Time Inc., which was noted as one of the 15 significant defense verdicts in the country in 1996
- Represented numerous clients in appeals in both state and federal court
- Advises clients on an ongoing basis regarding various methods of avoiding litigation and making litigation more effective and efficient when it is necessary
- Briefed and argued appeals in numerous appellate courts, including the 11th Circuit, 6th Circuit, the Supreme Courts of Georgia and Montana, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia
- J.D. degree, University of Chicago; A.B. degree, on the law review and was a Hinton Moot Court Finalist, Harvard College
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