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June 29, 2004

Contracts: Are Fewer Physical Pages Better?

From a paper I co-authored for an American Corporate Counsel Association panel discussion:

16. The fewer physical pages a contract has, the more aesthetically acceptable it will be to your management and to the other side. This is true even if you crowd in a lot of text with a small font. (Micro-soft’s contracts are usually done in 9-point Times Roman, a fairly small font.)

Any thoughts? If you had to review a contract, would you rather read 5 or 6 pages of fairly dense type? Or a dozen pages of a more-open layout?

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