DANIEL NESBITT | Hasse & Nesbitt
A patent attorney should be consulted If the legal matter is important and failure is not an option. Contracts such as licenses and non-disclosure agreements are legal documents, and generally one form of a contract does not fit every situation or set of facts. License agreements should be written by a patent attorney, who should also look over the details of the matter as well. With significant experience and uncomplicated facts, one might adequately prepare a non-disclosure contract on her/his own.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Fish & Associates, PC | Robert D. Fish
Assuming you are talking about a license agreement, then no, you do not technically need help. But its almost impossible for a non-attorney to do a good job. And trying to save a few hundred bucks at the front end can cost many thousands down the road, and possibly much more.
Answer Applies to: California