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Matchstick Legal Formed

CreateLegal and Groundwork Legal formally merged to become Matchstick Legal, Inc., a leading law firm for creative business

Bad Contract Writing Can Be Bad for Business

Many creative professionals have contracts that are legally sufficient but are written with language that is at odds with their brand and way of doing business. These bloated contracts cost time, money, and client trust.

In Praise of Simple Contracts

Nice post from Mark Anderson over at IP Draughts (UK): To make the terms [of standard contracts] suitable for a variety of factual situations, and to minim...

Getting the Most Out of Your Lawyer

Context matters. Good advice in one situation can be plainly unhelpful in another. This also applies to getting legal review of your services agreement. Here’s how to get more out your lawyer.

Attorneys’ Fee Provisions in Services Agreements

You’ve no doubt seen an attorney fee clause in contracts that have been presented to you. But sometimes its missing or differently worded. This post aims to clarify these provisions as applied to providers of creative services.

Tax Provisions in Services Agreements

You’ll often see service agreement provisions making a particular party responsible for taxes. This post breaks down what these provisions do and how you should handle them.

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