vicious legal-ese

From the Vermont corporations statute:

(26)  “Meeting” means any structured communications conducted by participants in person or through the use of electronic or telecommunications medium permitting simultaneous or sequentially structured communications for the purpose of reaching a collective agreement.

It scares me that not only is this now comprehensible to me, but that I can understand the basic thought process that led to it being written that way. Doesn’t mean I like it, though, except on the odd chance that some day I’ll be able to torture my enemies with it.