When starting work with a new client, it can be important to outline the legal details of what you can expect from each other. Attorney Nina Kaufman offers her "3 Ms": the essential elements for client agreements:
1. Mission: Define the scope and details of the work that has been assigned.
2. Money: Make sure to state how much money will be paid, when and how.
3. Moving on: What happens if things don't work out? Your agreement should take this possibility into account.