Original Program: February 14, 2020
Who taught you to draft a contract, to create defined terms, how to establish specific legal consequences, which words to prefer, and which words to avoid?
The truth is that, when it comes to drafting contracts, most of us are "winging it," so, predictably, most contracts are plagued with mistakes.
The good news is that we always learn more from mistakes, and we can learn plenty by examining drafting mistakes other experienced lawyers have made!
Using drafting mistakes from a recent high-profile merger agreement, we'll analyze and critique 23 typical stylistic and substantive drafting errors experienced lawyers usually make in contracts for all kinds of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, contracts for the sale of goods and services, licenses, real estate contracts, settlement agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and partnership agreements.
Whatever your current level of experience in drafting contracts, you'll learn highly practical techniques to enhance your drafting skills, avoid critical errors, and improve the quality of your work.
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