Who loves legalese? Nobody, of course. But to nail down the specifics of a project, protect yourself and strengthen your client relationships, an iron-clad design contract is a must. That doesn’t mean it has to be a stuffy, lengthy document overladen with Latin phrases, though. Think of it instead as your secret weapon.
In this course, attorney Wendy Estela will provide an overview of the key provisions you need in your design contract to ensure you maintain control of your client relationships, get paid on time and avoid disputes and misunderstandings. She’ll teach the necessary basics, including clauses that will protect you in worst-case scenarios and bolster your social media presence to further grow your brand. You’ll also learn how to negotiate with your client up front, which will create a solid foundation for a healthy professional relationship from the start of a project.
In this class, attendees will learn:
- The basics of good design contracts
- Key terms and conditions
- How to talk your client through your design contract
- Negotiation do’s and don’ts
- Ways to identify your “walk away” point—and stick to it
After this class, attendees will have:
- A working checklist for their contracts
- The ability to spot red flags early in the negotiation process
This workshop is conducted through Zoom webinar. All you need to join is reliable internet access and computer speakers with good volume.
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Wendy Estela is a partner at Aeton Law Partners, LLP, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Drawing from more than 20 years of legal experience, she represents designers across the country, helping them not only write contracts but also plan for growth and long-term success.