My approach to deals is to act to facilitate them. I try to devise creative solutions to potentially deal killing problems. Pehaps I am on the right track, considering this advice from Guy Kawasaki in his book, The Art Of The Start cited in this post from Dennis Kennedy:
"[F]ind a lawyer who genuinely wants to do deals, not prevent them, and set the right legal framework. Many lawyers view their role as the 'adult supervision' that will prevent stupid deals from taking place. However, their bias is often that a deal is bad until proven good. Avoid this kind of lawyer. Instead, find one who views his role as a problem solver and service function for you, the customer."