Here are a few of the lessons we have learned in three decades of serving clients:
#1 What matters is the relationship, not the contract.
#2 If the deal doesn't work for one side, then it doesn't work for either side.
#3 An agreement everyone understands is better than one meant to trap the other party.
#4 Lack of clarity in a contract, which later becomes significant, undermines even strong relationships.
#5 Disputes are driven by four things: facts, law, practicalities, and (most of all) interpersonal relationships.
#6 The best way to trigger or stir up a legal dispute is to get the other side mad at you.
#7 When buying real estate, always review the underlying title documents.
#8 Never assume anything.
Robert Wm. Sloat,
attorney at law,
301 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 320, Pasadena, California 91101 / 626-296-3600 / firstname.lastname@example.org