Quotable Quotes, September 2015

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

I think this quote really captures my legal philosophy, although I would argue an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Litigation is usually a very expensive and slow process. While I recognize that there are times when litigation is necessary, more often than not it leaves even the victor feeling dissatisfied due to cost, delay, or failing to win on all points.

Proper advance preparation can significantly reduce the likelihood of ending up in litigation. In all of the areas on which Lucent Law’s practice focuses – business, real estate, and estate planning – the use of the right documents, properly prepared, can eliminate many potential points of contention right from the outset. In my experience, litigation that could have been avoided with a well-drafted agreement generally costs at least 15-20 times as much as the attorney’s fees would have been to draft the agreement, and sometimes much more. An equivalent return on investment is hard to come by.

~Spencer