Greetings. I have an agreement I got from a company performing the same business I am in. I need their exact agreement redrafted such that mine is not a direct copy of theirs. All the same concepts an language applies.
Skills: intellectual property law, internet law
“This is one of those times when your feedback may dictate whether you use a provider again.
While I am happy with the final results, it took a lot to get there. Thelma is very timely and her communication is good. The issue I have with her in this situation is that she made a lot of assumptions while drafting an agreement for me, assumptions that could have been VERY costly if ever contested.
In my feeling, when she's working on LEGAL DOCUMENTS that are binding, she should be much, much more careful about the items she assumes or chooses to omit from an agreement. Her first draft had my business model all wrong and left out important, key points that had been made clear via a comparable agreement.
So, while I am happy with her work in the end, if we worked together again, I know I would need a fine-tooth comb to be sure she covered me as requested. Maybe that's just how legal docs go.”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“The first draft was EXACTLY as the client requested, which was to simply re-word the comparable agreement from his competitor that he supplied. I did exactly that and he did not understand the legal jargon. It would have been much faster if I had just written the agreement myself (which I ended up doing in the end) and we just revise from there. When a client''s complete business model is not provided, the legal professional will make certain assumptions while drafting the document but it''s only a DRAFT. The client reviews it and the document then gets edited once certain clarifications are made. That''s how it''s done unless all information is provided up front, not simply "re-word" this agreement from my competitor. All in all, I aim to please so regardless of how many revisions may be needed - even if it''s due from lack of information provided by the client, I will make all necessary edits. This client needs to be more detailed about HIS company''s model in order to get a finished and polished product on the first draft. It wasn''t until after a lengthy phone discussion after my second draft did he reveal HIS total business model. And low and behold, he was happy with the 3rd draft. Amazing how the legal work becomes polished once the provider is given all the information. I would have no problem working with this client again - so long as he is CLEAR about what he needs.”