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 / rws@robertsloatlaw.com