When is a Contract Not a Contract?

When is a contract not a contract? When it's not in writing? A client called me this week with some good news. His graphic design business was picking up, he had weathered a tough economy, and orders for his services were coming in on a more regular basis. As we chatted, however, he said something that gave me pause: 'All of a sudden I have no time to deal with contracts; I just have to get my proposals out the door. We're already working for the client before we have time to deal with a contract!'
Marijo McCarthy
West Newton, Massachusetts
Business Law

Widett and McCarthy helps Massachusetts small business owners build successful companies, one contract at a time.