Contract Drafting and Review

Both oral and written contracts are legally enforceable. However, even if you trust the other party, terms can be forgotten or misunderstood. In addition, the specific language of a contract and the terms within it can be very important in enforcing the contract in the event of a breach. As such, it is smart for any contract to be in writing and reviewed by an attorney prior to signing. California Civil Code section 1549 provides that “[a] contract is an agreement to do or not to do a certain thing.” Courts have defined the term as follows: “A contract is a voluntary and lawful agreement, by competent parties, for a good consideration, to do or not to do a specified