As my eyes glazed over while reading another section of a contract that began with “notwithstanding the foregoing” I realized it was time for a change. It was time to change the way I drafted contracts. It was time to eliminate unnecessary legal jargon and draft a contract that my client can read, understand, and (perhaps) even enjoy. I browsed through my archive of contracts and quickly spotted a dozen or so terms that needed to go (thereto, herein, set forth, and heretofore, just to name a few).

The idea here is not to “dumb down” the information contained in legal documents. Rather, the goal is to convey complex information in the clearest way so that your audience can understand it….

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Welcome to the Seattle Small Business Lawyer’s blog! This blog is an inVigor Law Group project designed to facilitate discussion of news, strategy, and legal issues for small business and entrepreneurs. I’ll be the editor, but all inVigor Law Group attorneys contribute to the content of this blog.

Small businesses are an integral part of our communities. I’ve created this blog to be a forum to discuss current legal topics and news related to small business and entrepreneurs. I’m a lawyer, I’m a small business owner, but most importantly, I’m a passionate entrepreneur who is looking to invigorate the small business community. I’ll offer a lawyer’s perspective on legal and business considerations and strategies for small businesses.

Some of the topics I’ll be exploring include…

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Stay tuned for our series on drafting clear, concise contracts. This series will focus on eliminating antiquated, valueless language from your business’ contracts. We’ll detail some of the more common contract provisions for small businesses, and we’ll inform you of the clearest way to protect you and your business with concise (up-to-date) language.

 

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