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Can an IM Conversation Change a Written Contract?

By: Jeremy Aber - Founder at AberLawFirm

The answer is, yes. A very recent case ruled that the parties’ conversation on only IM changed the contract, even though there was nothing actually signed to reflect the change (as one of the venture capital advisors to the OpenView portfolio, I am always looking for cases like this for companies seeking growth capital or a venture capital investment). Does this sound like a crazy result? Actually not, so let’s run through the actual IM conversation, the legal logic, and what you can learn from this case.