Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference

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NOLO, Jan 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 487 pages
Understand virtually any contract and sign on the dotted line with confidence.

Contracts are a part of everyday life now -- you can't download a piece of software or accept an employment offer without having to click "I agree" or sign at least one piece of paper. But very few of us are able to decipher the legalese in these documents, leading most people to hesitate before committing to a contract's terms.

Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference is the first book to explain contract terms in language for the layperson. This indispensable A to Z guide covers:

  • definitions of common terms found in contracts
  • how to decipher the language of contracts
  • which clauses are important and which aren't
  • how to change contracts

    Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference will help you save money by coaching you on which clauses are important so that you can avoid a pricey professional review by a lawyer. Written in plain English, this book is especially useful for law students and business owners, but still contains enough detail to have a place on nearly any lawyer's bookshelf.
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    User Review  - gpsman - LibraryThing

    In "Contracts - The Essential Business Desk Reference", Nolo Press has published a high quality dictionary/encyclopędia of legal contract terms. A book like this will not make one a lawyer, but ... Read full review

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    User Review  - jeffreydbrown - LibraryThing

    The book is a valuable primer on the subject, but I would not rely solely on it for any but the simplest business situations and agreements. Otherwise, it is a guide to communicating intelligently with your attorney - to speak her specialized language, as it were - regarding contracts. Read full review

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    About the author (2011)

    Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

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