Business contracts are dysfunctional in what they say and how they say it. That’s largely because they’re created by copy-and-pasting from precedent contracts of questionable quality and relevance.
Adams Contracts wants to change that by being the first to use a long-underachieving kind of technology—document-assembly software—to make quality contract language broadly available.
Organizations will not only be able to create contracts of far higher quality and better reflect their needs, they will also be able to do so far faster and far more cost-effectively than would otherwise be the case.
Through insight and resolve, Ken Adams, the head of Adams Contracts, has made himself the leading authority on the building blocks of contract language.
He will apply those qualities to making better contracts available to anyone for whom that matters.
One way the market has responded to dysfunction is by promoting the idea of standard forms—in other words, getting many companies to use the same contract, one with a static set of provisions.
That approach has merit, but our approach is different. We want companies to be able to tailor contracts to address their needs rather than asking them to squeeze into a one-size-fits-all approach. We think our approach is better suited to fixing copy-and-paste dysfunction, and we think it becomes the only viable approach as you move away from high-volume, low-value transactions.
That’s why our tagline is The Unstandard.
We want to promote change—change in what contracts say and how they say it, and change in the contract process. We believe that promoting change requires more than engagement, with all ideas being equally welcome. Instead, it’s best that good ideas thoughtfully challenge less-good ideas, and with sufficient conviction to allow good ideas to be heard above the din. We intend to make that our approach.