AI Review Isn't Enough

By Rick Colosimo / March 13, 2018 /

I just read Ken Adam’s post on AI review of legal documents. In the case of services that offer contract templates, if I don’t know who prepared a template, I’m not going to trust it. Even if I do know, I’ll be skeptical unless given good reason not to be. I had this exact comment…

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Sign here

By Rick Colosimo / June 9, 2017 /

Ken Adams has a recent blog post with some pictures of contracts with “Read Before Signing” written in by the signature block. The idea is likely that someone trying to enforce the contract later, against a claim by the person who signed saying “I didn’t read it, and I didn’t agree to something in there,”…

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Periods are cheap; use them.

By Rick Colosimo / May 11, 2016 /

One of the easiest ways to improve the readability of your contracts is to use shorter sentences. I don’t even mean that you have to trim each sentence. If all you do is turn compound sentences into two sentences, you will help the reader. In addition, by eliminating coordinating conjunctions, you clarify the meaning of…

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Code Smell in Development Agreements

By Rick Colosimo / January 14, 2016 /

Code Smell in Development Agreements I recently answered a Quora question about the Gigster contract for freelance developers. In that answer (reproduced below), I run through some basic considerations that almost always deserve attention – regardless of whether I’m representing the developer or the client. If you read through the comments, you’ll see a number…

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