Drafting Contracts in Legal English

Author: Cynthia M. Adams
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454828402
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

Written in a deliberate and concise manner, devoid of United States colloquialisms, Drafting Contracts in Legal English: Cross-border Agreements Governed by U.S. Law is designed for classroom use as well as self-study. Teaching a strategic approach and sequential steps to drafting contracts, the text includes examples and exercises based on cross-border agreements such as distribution agreements, licensing, franchises and equipment leases. Special drafting issues in cross-border agreements are also considered: choice of language clauses, choice of forum clauses, indemnification provisions, force majeure clauses, counterpart clauses, international alternative dispute resolution clauses, and the choice to opt in or out of the CISG. By providing appropriate explanations of United States law, the text increases student comprehension as suggested drafting approaches are placed in legal context. This unique guide discusses the purpose of and provides drafting tips for contract parts, contract organization and formatting, basic contract provisions, letters of intent, and the craft of reviewing and revising contracts. End-of-chapter exercises test overall comprehension and apply drafting concepts presented in the chapter. To increase the non-native speakers lexical range, vocabulary is derived from a statistical analysis of thousands of authentic contracts. To help with contract sentence structures that are challenging for non-native speakers, syntax structures are based on comparison to databases with authentic contracts. A glossary of contract terms is based on frequency counts from thousands of authentic contracts and usage in text, contextualized and cross-referenced with most common collocations.

Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Author: Susan R. Martyn
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454874867
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Law

Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, Fourth Edition offers students accessible, teachable problems and notes that clarify and encourage analysis of the law governing lawyers. The book’s innovative pedagogy (combination of relevant and interesting problems faced by fictitious law firm “Martyn and Fox,” cases, ethics opinions, thematic notes, and short stories) supports its focus of teaching the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers as well as conveying the complexities of ethical dilemmas in legal practice. The book’s manageable length makes it short enough to provide focus, but long enough to convey the rich texture of the material.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Therese H. Maynard
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887249
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Law

A concise, accessible, practical, and student-friendly presentation of the mergers and acquisitions materials that law students need to know in order to hit the ground running in a transactional setting. Based on the fundamental precept that students taking the course are curious about the subject, but generally have limited familiarity with the business world of mergers and acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition introduces topics traditionally covered in the study of M&A law in terms that are accessible to the uninitiated law student, demystifying what is often an intimidating and overwhelmingly jargon-laden body of law.

Drafting International Contracts

Author: Marcel Fontaine
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047430230
Release Date: 2006-04-03
Genre: Law

Drafting International Contracts is an essential resource for anyone working in international business. It features the latest trends, fostering an understanding of how international contracts are drafted in practice.

Contracts and Commercial Transactions

Author: David Zarfes
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454824060
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Law

Responding to the call to place more emphasis on practical skills, Contracts and Commercial Transactions is a groundbreaking text that immerses the reader in real agreements made between sophisticated parties--so the reader can develop the ability to read, understand, and draft contracts effectively. Drawing upon their collective experiences in the classroom and the boardroom as well as in law-firm and in-house practice, authors David Zarfes and Michael L. Bloom, in Contracts and Commercial Transactions, explore actual agreements between sophisticated parties. Along the way, they teach the reader to read and understand contracts, with an emphasis on how a decision maker--be it a judge, arbitrator, corporate executive, or senior partner--might later understand those same contracts. Contracts and Commercial Transactions features: Actual agreements, formatted as whole documents, that support the exercise of contract reading and analysis Insight and advice from expert practitioners, from law firms such as Sidley Austin and Simpson Thacher and companies such as Microsoft and JPMorgan Chase , that emphasize the realities of legal practice from the perspective of "real-world" lawyers Explanations and analysis from esteemed academics, at law schools such as Chicago and NYU, that explain the nuances of legal matters that pertain to contractual documents Focus points that preface each contract highlight key aspects of the document Methodical and repeated exposure to provisions that teach the reader to recognize and understand contractual concepts A consistent emphasis on the "building block" provisions typically found in contracts Drafting tips integrated throughout the book

Perspectives on Contract Law

Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 0735582971
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Interesting and informative, Perspectives on Contract Law is an anthology of legal scholarship that presents both seminal and cutting-edge writing by luminaries in the field. Selected and edited by Randy Barnett with the first-year law student in mind, introductory text and Study Guides frame each article and helpfully suggest salient themes. Discover the features that have made "Perspectives on Contract Law " popular: more complete excerpts than are possible in a contracts casebook a logical and modular organization that makes the book ideally suitable to any contracts course or casebook a diversity of articles that reflect a variety of contract theorists and perspectives original introductory text in each chapter that prepares students to get the most out of the articles that follow one-paragraph Study Guides before each article stimulate discussion and engage students in the material The exciting new Fourth Edition features: contributions from a new generation of contracts scholars, such as Aditi Bagchi, Curtis Bridgeman, Marco Jimenz, Dori Kimel, Gregory Klass, Ethan Leib, and Seana Shiffrin, along with additional content by Ian Ayres and Charles Fried a new chapter on choosing default rules new coverage of contract as promise Enriching contracts courses through three editions, the timely selections in the Fourth Edition are sure to complement your casebook for Contracts.

Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing Looseleaf

Author: Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454889101
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre:

Buy anew versionof this Connected Casebook and receiveaccessto theonline e-book, practice questionsfrom your favorite study aids, and anoutline toolon CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes - portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. This looseleaf version of the Connected Casebook does not come with a binder. Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing teaches students how to organize and incorporate a legal argument into strong and cogent writing for a variety of applications in legal practice. Because effective legal writing is predicated on sound legal reasoning, the authors treat both as integral parts of one process. Key Features: Comprehensive coverage of how to write an office memo, motion memo, and appellate brief--with additional chapters on oral argument, client letters, and professional email Exceptionally student-friendly treatment of how to organize a proof for a conclusion of law A thoughtful look at all aspects of legal reasoning, from rule-based analysis to the strategy of persuasion An accessible approach that focuses on the process of writing timely examples and exercises from legal practice A full complement of sample documents in the Appendices Additional materials and resources on the Companion Website. A timely revision that reflects current practice, the Eighth Edition presents: Expanded coverage of oral research reports and email correspondence New sample appellate briefs from a recent transgender rights case A fresh look at statutory construction and case analysis CasebookConnectfeatures: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions fromExamples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flashflashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

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.

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.

Business Organizations

Author: Donald Scotten
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626614040
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre:

""Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective" teaches business organizations from a transactional practice perspective rather than a litigation-based one. By using this book, students will gain a solid foundation in the law of business organizations. Additionally, students will enhance their understanding of the business contexts in which the law operates, and they will gain an appreciation of the practice issues confronted by transactional lawyers when advising business organizations. The book incorporates both narrative text to explain core concepts of law and practice and actual statutory provisions, thus eliminating the need for a statutory supplement. Specific topics include forming, operating and terminating partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Additionally, the book presents basic accounting and tax issues any transactional lawyer should know. Serving as both instructional textbook and preparation for the bar exam, "Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective" can be used not only in law school courses, but in any graduate or undergraduate legal course on business organizations and associations, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Donald Scotten is an adjunct assistant professor of law at the University of Southern California s Gould School of Law. He teaches courses on business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and the United States legal system. Before joining USC, Professor Scotten held the position of first vice-president and senior counsel for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., and was a senior associate at Howrey LLP. He earned his J.D., Order of the Coif, at the College of William and Mary Law School and is currently pursuing an executive LL.M in taxation. ""

Contracts

Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454885641
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre: Law

Contracts: Cases and Doctrine, Sixth Edition, features a mix of lightly-edited classic and contemporary cases that stresses current contract doctrine along with the essential lawyering skill of case analysis—how to sift through the facts of the case to discern the prevailing rules and theory. Randy Barnett and Nate Oman’s innovative text introduces each case and provides the historical background of the iconic cases that make the study of contract law engaging. Study Guide questions help students identify salient issues as they read each case. Judicial biographies of each judge provides additional context. Key Features of the New Edition: The 6th Edition has been edited to make it even more modular and therefore easier for professors to select which doctrines to cover. The introductory materials have been shortened to permit a speedier entry to whichever basic doctrine the professor chooses to begin with. A new section on public policy defenses has been added. Recent developments involving arbitration agreements in the wake of the Supreme Court’s AT&T Mobility case are also covered. In addition, roughly a dozen new cases have been substituted, chosen for their interesting facts or their proven pedagogical usefulness. As always, every effort is made to provide students with background materials on the litigation, such as new judicial biographies and excerpts from recently published scholarship dealing with the cases covered. New cases include: Jordan v. Knafel Arnold Porter v. Fuqua Industries Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc. Also, in keeping with the book’s focus on the “classic” cases we have included some iconic cases missing from earlier editions, including: Masterson v. Sine Security Stove & Manfacturing Co. v. American Railway Express Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store Lawrence v. Fox Harris v. Watson

Business Organizations A Transactional Perspective

Author: Donald Scotten
Publisher:
ISBN: 1516513630
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective teaches business organizations from a transactional practice perspective rather than a litigation-based one. By using this book, students will gain a solid foundation in the law of business organizations. Additionally, students will enhance their understanding of the business contexts in which the law operates, and they will gain an appreciation of the practice issues confronted by transactional lawyers when advising business organizations. The book incorporates both narrative text to explain core concepts of law and practice and actual statutory provisions, thus eliminating the need for a statutory supplement. Specific topics include forming, operating and terminating partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Additionally, the book presents basic accounting and tax issues any transactional lawyer should know. Serving as both instructional textbook and preparation for the bar exam, Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective can be used not only in law school courses, but in any graduate or undergraduate legal course on business organizations and associations, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Donald Scotten earned his law degree at the College of William and Mary and his LL.M. in taxation at New York University. A former senior counsel for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., and senior associate at Howrey LLP, he is now the vice dean for administration and a professor of the practice of law at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law. Professor Scotten teaches courses on business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and the United States legal system. His professional writing has appeared in Business Law Today, a journal of the American Bar Association.