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My name is David Vandagriff. I am an attorney who works with contracts – negotiating them, writing them, analyzing them and helping clients understand them.

I have experience, including litigation experience, with a wide variety of contracts. You can learn more about my background in the About section.

Currently, in addition to general business contracts and software licenses, I have an interest in the types of contracts authors have signed and may be asked to sign, including contracts with publishers and agents. I blog about book contracts and other topics of interest to authors on The Passive Voice.

If you would like a sense of how I analyze contracts click here to read my contracts blog posts. These posts aren’t as detailed or in-depth as the analysis I do for my clients, but many authors have found value in them.

Some of my services for authors are offered on a flat-fee basis. See Services for more information.

I would like this web site and my blog to provide useful information for authors, whether they are clients or not. If you feel anything written here is incomplete or confusing in any way, please contact me so I can fix the problem.

It’s important for you to understand that I can only provide legal advice for those people who are my clients. Someone becomes a client by entering into a retainer agreement with me. Any information provided here or on my blog should not be relied on as legal advice.