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agreement ▸ Note on which document prevails ▸ How speciﬁc? ▸ Careful with schedules and deadlines; use, “estimated” ▸ Fee and payment CLARITY …. Please! ▸ No advertising ▸ Self-contained termination provisions, if you have a MSA
Educate your representative(s), including your lawyer ▸ Get educated by your representatives ▸ Understand client rep motivation and position ▸ Get the right people on the call ▸ Know your roles / have a basic plan
▸ Be polite, but maintain control; don’t get too combative ▸ It’s ok to not have deﬁnitive responses - straw people ▸ Determine next steps - who’s got next? ▸ End on a high note [more important than you think]
▸ Who’s doing what now? ▸ Time pressures…. But we have to start ▸ Have (or get) a basic written commitment to pay ▸ Possession is 9/10ths of the law - get some dough ▸ Don’t fall for guilt or play the telephone game