Why Do I Have to Sign an Engagement Agreement?
Generally, it is the firm policy not to proceed with representation unless first obtaining an executed version of our standard engagement agreement. It’s important that there exists a clear understanding of the terms of representation between the parties. It outlines each party’s expectations and scope of work. Having an engagement agreement prevents problems in the future, and addresses how they will be handled if they nevertheless occur. Our engagement agreements are generally sent electronically to our clients, which makes it ultra convenient to execute them and begin moving forward with representation.
Barry E. Haimo, Esq.
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