Perfect vs. Done: How Do You Know When A Contract Is Ready?

Author: Christine Uri
Published: 13.04.2022
One of my favorite movie moments of all time is Al Pacino’s speech in Any Given Sunday. “On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch . . . because we know . . . that’s going to make the [bleeping] difference between winning and losing, between living and dying.” As law students and newly minted law firm associates, we are challenged to prove our professional worth by ensuring that every inch, every clause, every word in a contract is perfect. Punctuation errors and glitches in the autonumbering generate untold stress. When you…