In my 17 years of practice as an accountant I have met around 30 or so attorneys. All the interactions were in reference to business issues for my clients. Out of the 30 I have dealt with, I would hire two of them.
Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code copyrighted by the American Law Institute is considered the primary source for the definition of a contract. All of the 50 states have incorporated all or most of the definition of this code as statue. A contract is defined as a legal obligation between two or more parties. A contract has to have four elements for it to be binding on the parties. These are 1) an offer, 2) acceptance, 3) consideration and 4) performance.