Andrew Mitton 31 December 2008 I’m a lawyer and here’s the scoop. We never create a contract out of whole cloth. We just cut and paste old contracts, find forms from treatises, or pull out a contract from a previous transaction that closely resembles the current transaction. It’s rarely tailored. It’s like a suit bought from JC Penny’s. It does the trick, but is not made for the man. Your contract is much better than any contract a lawyer could draft.