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.
Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning New York City attorney, edutainer and author. Under her Ask The Business Lawyer brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. She also writes the Making It Legal blog.