Drafting & Reviewing Business Contracts

$195.00

CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Understanding the essentials of contract drafting is a necessity for all attorneys. Clients can avoid costly litigation by following specific contract drafting tips. Lawyers and clients depend upon contracts, to establish and enforce rights, and to aid in obtaining their commercial and other goals. A well-drafted contract avoids misunderstanding, helps guide the parties in the course of their relationship, and can help avoid (or at least mitigate) litigation costs. This program addresses the essentials of good contract drafting, starting with the goals of contract drafting, and including specific drafting tips.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The contract drafting process
•   Elements of a contract
•   Standard contract terms and their purposes
•   Methods for improved drafting

Date / Time: January 22, 2019

•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central
•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: January 22, 2019

Steven C. Bennett, Esq. holds a practice at Park Jensen Bennett LLP (New York City) which focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters.

Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm.

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Section I. Goals of Contract Drafting

Section II. Is There a Contract?
a) Elements
b) Preliminary Agreements
c) Contracts of Adhesion

Section III. Standard Contract Terms
a) Essential Terms
b) Boilerplate

Section IV. Drafting Tips
a) The Big Picture
b) Style and Substance