Hello This is Saif. You may recall that we are BFFs that love to play music and go to the beach together, and I was hoping that you might reconsider signing my teeny tiny non-binding memo. I have been waiting to send you this letter for a while now - but I thought that we are good friends and I shouldn't be shy to communicate with you!
I might have presented you with the wrong idea about the deal memo, and that's why you weren’t sure about it. I promise you that it acts like a job offer that basically states that I am a freelancer and we're interested in working together on specific dates/rates if you (ever) raise enough funding for those projects. If the funds for the projects are not established - or if you decided to drop the project anytime for any reason - you have zero responsibilities, and no one can ask you anything.
My friends who have O-1 visas and my very experienced team of lawyers said that this is just a simple paper to show that people in the industry are “interested" in working with me. This is from my lawyers "They can still say that renewal depends on the funding. It does not need to appear to be a full-time employer/employee relationship."
If you think that you’d do your awesome camel-milk lovely kind sweet man a little favour, Saif can stay in NYC for three+ years. That way I can remind you of how awesome I am and go to the beach with you more than 35 times this summer! And then hopefully I can return the favour one day.
If your answer is yes, I am happy to tweak the memo until you are comfortable, but at this point, it's a time-sensitive matter. So Let me know!
Regardless, I totally respect if your answer is no. I just wanted to give you a clearer idea of what it is and try for the last time. You are such a fantastic brother, and I hope that the flow takes us to great places! Happy Mother’s Day!