Understand How to Negotiate and Prepare Contracts for Your Business July 28, 2022, 3:00pm MST July 28, 2022, 4:30pm MST

Contracts are a daily part of a business owner’s life. Done correctly, a contract can benefit all parties. Done wrong and there will be trouble.


When economic times were good, many owners ignored contractual formalities and some even abandoned written agreements altogether. During the days of abundant profits, “handshake deals” became the norm.

In the current market, however, proliferating disputes and costly litigation have laid bare the perils of doing business without a well-drafted contract. So, how can companies best protect their interests through the contract negotiation and preparation process?

Here's what you will learn about the importance of contracts:

  • Challenges of doing business in today’s market
  • Contract negotiation best practices
  • Capturing agreed upon business terms in the contract
  • Ensuring today’s deal remains tomorrow's deal
  • Key areas of exposure and ways to limit liability
  • Ways to resolve disputes and help avoid them
  • Why “miscellaneous” provisions matter

About the Presenter(s)

Brian Burt

Brian is a business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Allegheny College, where he was class valedictorian and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Brian earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Key Topics

Business people negotiating contract