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Collecting Without Having a Signature on a Contract: Is That Possible?

Navigate different forms of contract and evaluate alternative types of signatures.

Any lawyer will tell you that a multi-page, fully executed contract, chock full of legalese and 15-comma sentences is the best way to limit risk in any business transaction. In the real world, however, there are times when a signed contract is simply not available. There are times when you wish you had one but you don't, and then there are times when it's not practical to expect customers to put pen to paper. This topic shows you how to navigate those real-world issues. In this material, you will learn to understand different forms of contract and evaluate alternative types of 'signatures.' You'll discover how to enforce virtual agreements as well as those agreements with no signature at all. Finally, you'll also learn how to figuratively go back in time and resolve enforceability issues caused by the absence of a written, let alone signed, agreement. As such, this information is critical for the owners of any business, large and small, that sends invoices, performs services or sells product prior to receiving full payment, and needs something to rely on other than prayer.

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction

  • The Value of Contract
  • The Nature of Risk
  • Brief Real-Life Scenarios
  • The Purpose of This Course
  • Takeaways

The Nature of a Contract

  • Elements
    • Reciprocal Obligations
    • Material Terms
    • Clarity
  • Types of Contracts and Signatures
    • Implied and Express
    • Fully Executed
    • Wholly or Partially Documented
    • Virtual Signatures
    • Oral Contracts

Enforceability and Collection of Unsigned Contracts

  • Statute of Frauds
  • Partial and Substantial Performance
  • Virtual Signatures
  • Email and Other Correspondence as Consent
  • Enforceability of Specific Terms in an Unsigned Contract
  • He Said/She Said
  • The Retroactive Fix

Conclusion and Wrap-up

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  • TN CLE 1.45
     
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  • VT CLE 1.25
     
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  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Eliot M. Wagonheim, Esq.

Eliot M. Wagonheim, Esq.

Wagonheim Law

  • Founder of Wagonheim Law
  • Practice focused upon the representations of small to mid-sized businesses in both transactional work and litigation
  • Author of The Art of Getting Paid and Get Your Money and Fire, Aim…Ready: Contracts – The Start at the End Approach to Avoiding Disaster, Enhancing Relationships, and Getting What You Want
  • Commissioned by the State of Maryland to draft instructional materials for the public in the use of the District Court system statewide
  • Maryland Super Lawyer and has achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Admitted to Practice Law in Maryland and Pennsylvania and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law; graduate, Duke University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 404062
Published 2018
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