* Pedantic marginal note: non-lawyers tend to refer to un written contracts as „oral agreements“. This is technically correct, but „verbal“ does not mean „unm written“. Written and oral agreements are oral. A non-verbal agreement would be concluded by a smoke signal or an expressive combination of exposure and grumbling. Unlike written contracts, un written contracts are called „oral agreements“. A contract can be as simple as an offer, an acceptance, and a handshake. While both parties were reasonable and agreed on an equal footing – and it is considered in most cases to be legally binding – written contracts are increasingly defensible. But even a simple contractual mistake or mistake can cost you money or worse. Protect your business by focusing even today with a local contract lawyer. Offer and acceptance may be made in writing, orally or by conduct. . .