The Most Important Rule in Client Contracts

This rule can be the difference between project success and project failure; joy and misery; profit and loss.

The Most Important Rule in Client Contracts

And the rule is...

You can't fix a bad client with a good contract.

That's it.

The value of a contract is that it sets clear expectations for both sides.

A good contract can also help protect you if something unexpectedly bad happens.  But if your goal is to tame a known-bad client with some magical contract clause...

It. Does. Not. Exist.  

A bad client will be a bad client no matter how good your attorney is.

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