I went to Arkansas a few weeks ago to visit my oldest friend in the world. She took me to this tiny little burger joint in Oark, Arkansas. Population 43.

The patron line wrapped through the entire restaurant, and I must admit… I ate what was undoubtedly the best cheeseburger I’ve ever had in my life. The place is also a general store that’s the oldest continuously open store in the state. It’s been open since 1908 and has become a constant in Northwest Arkansas that draws people from far and wide who are looking for a burger and piece of buttermilk pie on their drive through the Ozarks.

It certainly doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it was a pretty great experience to have with my kids. Sometimes we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Things that have worked since 1908 tend to last.

The same is true in the law. While laws change, breaking them down into plain language is a staple – one that I’ve been helping with for 20 years. Advising businesses how to quickly and easily protect their assets is my version of the buttermilk pie. Contract law doesn’t look like much from the outside, but if you walk into my office I hope you’ll find a welcoming and collaborative atmosphere that makes your life that much better.

And occasionally, I might bring my clients a burger and a piece of pie.