Get a Lawyer Before You Need a Lawyer
Ask anyone you know, and they’ll all agree: Lawyers are the worst! Heck, I am a lawyer, and I’m not going to argue that one!
They’re expensive. They take up time. They wear stupid looking suits and speak in terms that nobody understands. They are, in short, not the guys (or ladies) anybody feels like hanging out with on a Tuesday afternoon!
In short, construction contracts are complicated, and the stakes are high! If you don’t know what to watch out for, there are a lot of harmless sounding sentences that could end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There are also a lot of scary sounding sentences that are actually pretty harmless…or at least unenforceable.
It may be tempting to skip that meeting with the stuffy guy in the stuffy suit, but particularly if you’re looking at a “make or break” contract, it’s worthwhile to get a second set of eyes on everything. Nobody wants to spend several hundred dollars and an hour of their life in a lawyer’s office, but a little time and money now can save you a lot of grief down the road!
Tara “Tipper” Coker, Esq.