The government-issued shutdown has everyone, especially small businesses, managing unprecedented levels of stress. Instead of “hunkering down” and waiting for the pandemic to pass, this pause can be an opportunity to proactively improve your business practices. Over the next several weeks, Yankwitt LLP will be providing a series of articles, “Proactive Through the Pause: A Litigator’s Guide to Mitigate Risk for Small Businesses.

Today, we present the first of these, focused on litigation avoidance considerations when evaluating contracts and preparing new form agreements. Careful drafting now can reap tremendous rewards later including improved employee and cus