ADVISORY e-ALERT     September 25, 2009
 
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GETTING A BETTER DEAL MIGHT REQUIRE A MULTI-PART APPROACH
As Harry Nilsson wrote, and Three Dog Night sang, "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do."
 
Loneliness (that is, characterized by aloneness) is also the reason why it's common for contracts to be contained within one fully integrated document:  The "whole agreement" can be found in one place, leaving less ambiguity (one hopes!) about what the parties intend their deal to be.  That way, it's easier to enforce the deal, or so the story goes.
 
But just because that's the general rule does not make it the best way to approach contracting in every instance.
 
In some cases, it makes much more sense to accept more risk in terms of how a court might construe the "deal" in return for binding the other party to a set of terms that would never be possible, from a negotiating standpoint, if the entire arrangement were reflected in one document.  And, in some cases, a multi-document agreement achieves what one document can never do:  It becomes both stronger and more flexible.
 
In those instances, no matter how much more likely it would be that a single document, as compared with a multi-part document, would be enforced, it would not, by definition, contain the complete deal that you seek.
 
But just as it might not make sense to always use one fully integrated agreement, don't make the mistake of assuming that it's always the case that a multi-pronged attack is always preferable.  To quote that sage Harry Nilsson once again, "Two can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number one."
 
The goal is to obtain the best overall contract terms possible.  Achieving that goal requires that we carefully craft the correct strategy in connection with the structure of the relationship with the other party, in connection with the structure of the negotiation, as well as in connection with the structure of the agreement.
 
Let us know if you'd like to discuss how we can help you.  Contact Mark F. Weiss for more information.
 
[If you'd like to hear Three Dog Night deliver their version of this advice la Harry Nilsson and learn more about this contract negotiation technique, click here.]
 

 
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
 
Increase Negotiating Power, published on auntminnie.com, September 11, 2009.
 
Imaging Advantage: Much ado about the same old thing?, published on auntminnie.com on August 18, 2009.
 
Negotiating Your Group's Stipend, published on auntminnie.com on July 31, 2009.
 
Mark was also quoted as an expert in Red Flags Issue is Raised by Caroline Helwick appearing in the August 2009 edition of Anesthesiology News.  Click here to read (free registration required).
 
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