I know people will rely on each document I draft. I believe all contracts (and all legal documents) should be clear, concise, and to the extent possible written in plain English.
A good contract should:
I also know that good drafting takes time, and clients may not want to incur that expense when a template or form has met their needs for years. However, an ambiguity in a contract, or an omission, may go unnoticed for years and then, when the circumstances are right or the law has changed, suddenly lead to a costly legal dispute that could have easily been avoided by hiring qualified counsel.
I can improve any document – email your document to firstname.lastname@example.org for some comments and a FREE ESTIMATE.
I am an accomplished writer. I understand that words matter. I researched and wrote six articles published in the prestigious American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts series. I also wrote several articles published in The Colorado Lawyer. I am a member of the Board of Editors of The Colorado Lawyer. My non-legal writings have appeared in magazines such as Inside Kung Fu and Camping & RV. I wrote two mysteries published by Mysterious Press (Time/Warner), one of which was a Book Sense® mystery pick and finalist for the Colorado Book Award.
I also served as a Legal Advisor to TermScout, a Denver-based legal-tech company that helps companies understand the legal terms they are asked to agree to so they can make better decisions about what terms to accept. You can learn more about TermScout at https://www.termscout.io/. I also founded The Plain English Institute, a nonprofit that promotes plain English over Legalese. I now serve as the column editor for the Contract Law column in The Colorado Lawyer magazine.
- Commercial litigation and
- UCC disputes
- Collections Lawyers
- Lease disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Non-competition agreement disputes
- Confidentiality disputes
- Employment contract litigation
- Intellectual property disputes
- Real estate litigation
I have clients in Denver, Boulder, and across Colorado. Denver Contract Lawyers. Colorado Contract Lawyers. I am an experienced Boulder collections lawyer.