is a non-countersigned contract legally binding?

i am an author who just signed a literary-agent contract. i sent it back to her, and never received a countersigned copy.

is this contract legally binding?

Asked on May 25, 2016 under Business Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you were sent the contract by the agent and signed it without making any changes, it is binding: the agent made you an offer (in the form of the contract) which you accepted (by signing it). Offer and acceptance creates a contract.

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