Christina Scalera - Effective Client Contracts

Episode 013 · May 16th, 2018 · 59 mins 43 secs

About this Episode

Christina Scalera, attorney and founder of The Contract Shop, joins Davey for a discussion on effective client contracts. We cover questions like who needs a contract, common contract mistakes, what needs to be in a contract, and how to work the contract into the client experience.

The highlights:

3:06 - From law school to yoga teacher to attorney for creatives

13:16 - Who needs a contract? And why is it such an afterthought for people?

21:52 - Why a contract benefits both parties.

24:58 - How can we make client contracts work for us in the client experience?

28:48 - Dealing with people asking to add or take things out of a contract.

35:48 - Why Davey & Krista never change their contract for anyone.

38:46 - The most common mistakes Christina sees people make with contracts.

44:12 - Who should sign the contract? Is it okay for the mother of the bride to sign the contract?

47:59 - Why you shouldn't be scared of getting specific in your contract?

Christina Scalera is the attorney and founder behind The Contract Shop, a contract template store for creative entrepreneurs, wedding professionals, and coaches.

Three years ago, Christina found herself dreaming of pursuing a more creative path, and she started to look for alternatives to her in-house legal job. She explored everything from teaching yoga to becoming a freelance graphic designer to opening an Etsy shop.

In the process, she ended up coming full circle by creating a business that brought the benefit of her legal training to help her fellow creatives.

When she’s not staring at a computer or awkwardly standing on cafe chairs for the perfect overhead latte photo, you can find her in the woods doing things that are sometimes dangerous but always fun, like riding horses, skiing and reluctantly camping.