In an article published by Ingram’s Magazine, David Schatz and Erik Solverud discuss why contractors should embrace the written contract to avoid future litigation. They write:
“While many fear that a contractual agreement can interfere in a business traditionally done on a handshake, a thoughtful contract that addresses the specifics of the project will create an early dialogue that can strengthen the client relationship by eliminating the unexpected.”
The article includes suggestions for content to include in a contract, such as warranties, disclaimers and clarifications of scope of work.
David Schatz leads the firm’s Construction Group and assists contractors, owners and design professionals with all phases of the construction process. David drafts and negotiates contracts, advises clients on day-to-day business ventures, tries lawsuits and is involved in arbitrations.
Erik Solverud leads the St. Louis office’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Based on Erik’s ability to provide practical advice and achieve creative resolutions, a number of companies in the St. Louis area look to Erik as outside general counsel.
Read the full article here.