Remember Machiavelli's famous statement about governing a Republic? He said: “It is necessary to whoever arranges to found a Republic and establish laws in it, to presuppose that all men are bad and that they will use their malignity of mind every time they have the opportunity.”
I submit a similar view is warranted in negotiating any legal agreement; even a warm fuzzy integrated agreement among "friends". Reagan's famous admonition that we should "Trust but verify" is another sound piece of advise.
James L. Salmon, Esq.
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