The best contracts are ones no one looks at after they’ve been signed. Unfortunately, sometimes the parties, the contract language or unanticipated circumstances make payment terms or other performance unclear. Other times, the money is gone, the people are not honorable or the economy tanks.

Understanding what was signed, how to interpret it and how to best enforce contract terms is hard work. Analogizing complicated agreements to everyday tasks is one way to make a jury understand what is required and what happened.