Meet My New Business, Adams Contracts Consulting LLC

adamscontracts-01I’ve created a new business, Adams Contracts Consulting LLC. We help companies make their template contracts clearer, more concise, and more effective. We also help companies automate their templates, using ContractExpress.

Why a new business? After all, I’ve long had “Consulting” as an item on the menu bar of this site.

I’m putting those activities in a new business simply because my consulting work is occupying more of my time, and there’s the potential for me to do a lot more of it. Also, I expect to enlist help, and it makes more sense to use a corporate entity if I’ll be working with others.

I expect that our clients will be from the United States and Canada, certainly, but also from elsewhere. Just as I’m giving seminars around the world, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t provide consulting services to companies from around the world.

Automation will be an important part of our services. We’ll continue to do bespoke work for major companies, but I also intend that if a company wants a customized, state-of-the-art version of basic commercial templates, we’ll be able to provide that quickly and for a modest price. The foundation of that sort of work will be a suite of highly customized automated templates for standard commercial contracts.

The website for Adams Contracts Consulting is here. Thanks go to my longtime web designer, Selene Bowlby of iDesign Studios. If you have suggestions for how I could improve it, please let me know. Rest assured that I learned from my Koncision misadventure—my blog and everything relating to my speaking and writing will remain here.

I hope you like the logo. I developed it with the help of a focus group consisting of … me. My notion was that the left, serif arm of the A suggests old-fashioned human erudition and imagination, whereas the sans-serif, pixelated right arm suggests technology. (I don’t expect anyone else to get that!) Regular readers will know that I’ve said time and again that what ails traditional contract drafting isn’t amenable to a technology-only solution. But technology, in the form of ContractExpress, is essential for scaling and adjusting quality contract language.

I used to be “chief content advisor” for Business Integrity, developer of ContractExpress, but we agreed that with my expanded consulting, that role no longer made much sense. But I’ll be working as closely with Business Integrity as before.

I hope I have occasion to engage with some of you while wearing my Adams Contracts Consulting hat.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.