A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590313801
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher:
ISBN: 1634259645
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Law

"This manual's focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. [The author] highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate...reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples."--

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1614388032
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Third Edition is a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuates it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the U.S. and internationally. This manual's focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples. Consult it to save time in drafting and negotiation and to reduce the risk of dispute.

Drafting Contracts

Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454829058
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Law

An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

Contract Drafting

Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604427957
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice presents an overview of the stages in the contract process and offers a comprehensive introduction to the substantive areas addressed in transactional documents. In fourteen lessons, readers will learn how to work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests.

Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate

Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: ALM Publishing
ISBN: 1588521052
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

This resource educates lawyers and business professionals on how to draft "boilerplate" provisions, a legal term that refers to the standardized, one-size-fits-all provisions that generally appear at the end of a contract. Each chapter tackles one of 20 provisions and analyzes why it is important, the key legal and business issues raised, and how to draft the provision to suit a particular transaction. This analysis not only helps readers better understand how to draft these provisions in their contracts, but also helps them better understand the other party's proposed provision.

Basic Contract Drafting Assignments

Author: Sue Payne
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454831761
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

Basic Contract Drafting Assignments: A Narrative Approach is a unique supplement of contract drafting exercises designed to be used with any contracts or drafting course book. Instructors who want to incorporate drafting exercises into the classroom experience will find an invaluable asset in his supplement, which provides students with the tools necessary to develop skills that can be applied to various types of advanced transactional work. Divided into four interest-catching sequences, this concise paperback takes a narrative approach, and gives students the opportunity to learn by doing: The first assignment in each sequence introduces the clients, their businesses, and their needs. In the second and third assignments those clients evolve and grow, and their business needs change. Each sequence features assignments of varying lengths and types, including gathering information, interviewing the client, outlining the issues that need to be considered from both sides of the table, and drafting the necessary memos, letters, and final contract. The assignments focus on methodologies in four areas: How to conceptualize in writing the parties rights, duties, risks, and protections. How to organize a contract on both the macro and the micro levels. How to draft for clarity and enforceability. How to express boilerplate terms. Additional resources for students and instructors include: Entertaining and informative appendices, among them What Deal Lawyers Say to Each Other: A Dictionary of Contract Negotiation and Drafting Slang Ten Tips for Interviewing a Client about a Transaction Decoding the Comments on Student Contracts: Some Samples with Illustrations Basic Contract Drafting Assignments will augment and enhance any book you are currently using by providing a wealth exercises that will help students learn real-world drafting techniques and skills.

Contracts

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323016
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Understand virtually any contract and sign on the dotted line with confidence. This is the first book to explain contract terms in language for the layperson. This indispensable A to Z guide covers: definitions of over 300 common terms found in contracts how to decipher the language of contracts which clauses are important and which aren't illegal and dangerous contract clauses to watch out for, and how to negotiate or change contracts. Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference will help you save money by explaining which clauses are important so that you can avoid a pricey professional review by a lawyer. Written in plain English, this book is especially useful for law students and business owners (including one-person operations and independent contractors), but still contains enough detail to have a place on nearly any lawyer's bookshelf.

The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses

Author: Nancy S. Kim
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783479436
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Law

This accessible textbook helps students learn essential transactional skills by explaining the meaning and purpose of common contract clauses and exploring some potential pitfalls associated with their use. Nancy Kim utilizes select case summaries and contract clause examples to illustrate doctrinal concepts and how they may affect a transaction. The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses will prove to be an invaluable resource in the classroom, as it will support law students in becoming preventive lawyers by teaching them how to preempt problems, reduce risks and add value to transactions.

Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts

Author: Mark Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781784512668
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Commercial law

Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Fourth Edition is the 'one-stop-shop' for practical contractual matters, making it essential reading for anyone involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.This book includes:- A guide to the common legal issues in negotiating and drafting contracts- An explanation of the structure and content of a commercial contract- Good and bad practice in drafting (and in using clear, modern English)- The meaning and use of commonly-used words, phrases and legal jargon- The formalities for creating and signing contracts- Guidance on the interpretation of contracts- Steps to take, and what to check for in a contract to eliminate errors (including lists of what to check for in different situations)- Practical measures to protect documents from unwanted alteration, to remove metadata and sensitive information and to secure documents- Drafting and legal issues when contracting with consumersThe Fourth Edition has been fully updated to take account of important court decisions regarding the interpretation of contracts and changes in consumer legislation.Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Fourth Edition is for everyone who wishes to understand, or has to negotiate or draft, a commercial contract. This includes commercial lawyers, contract managers, in-house lawyers, lawyers in private practice, LPC course tutors and law and business students.

Working with Contracts

Author: Charles M. Fox
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
ISBN: 1402410603
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Working with Contracts provides you with the practical legal, business, and technical knowledge you need to grasp the nuts and bolts of transactions and draft customized agreements that meet clients' goals.

The Elements of Contract Drafting with Questions and Clauses for Consideration

Author: George W. Kuney
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314266046
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This book is a practical, brief, to-the-point text covering the fundamental working parts of a contract and how one should be prepared. It provides an overview of the issues and processes involved in drafting contracts and transactional documents. It enables students to analyze the basic structure of contracts and other deal documents and develop the macro and micro techniques used to efficiently create those documents with precision and clarity. It provides the principles necessary for an understanding of the common structures of transactional documents and their provisions that can then be applied to specific transactions. Beyond structural drafting, this book also covers some of the substantive laws that may affect contracts. This book provides a standard structure that is ideal for a two- to three-credit-hour course taught by full-time or adjunct faculty.