What can be the best verb to be used for the process the eventually yields contracts?

Should I use:

  • Parties should agree on a contract
  • Parties should find on a contract
  • Parties should sign a contract
  • Parties should establish a contract
  • Parties should build a contract
  • Parties should xxxx a contract
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    In legalese, the term is execute (and "full execution" happens on counter-signing):
    – Dan Bron
    Jul 11, 2016 at 13:26
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    Parties should negotiate a contract, assuming you want the entire process. Jul 11, 2016 at 13:26
  • Thanks, @PeterShor. Why didn't you add it as an answer?
    – mmonem
    Jul 11, 2016 at 14:04

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If you aren't speaking legalese, and want to refer to the entire process of deciding on a contract,

Parties should negotiate a contract.

If you just want to refer to the final stage,

Parties should sign a contract.

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