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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Drafting Successes and Failures from Recent High Profile Transactions 2019

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Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Bellefonte
Centre County Bar Association
Eugene Lederer Bar Center, 192 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA, 16823
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Butler
Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street, Butler PA, 16001
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Chambersburg
Franklin County Bar Association
100 Lincoln Way East Ste E, Chambersburg PA, 17201-2291
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Greensburg
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7
102 Equity Drive, Greensburg PA, 15601
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Indiana
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28
2895 West Pike, Indiana PA, 15701-9769
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown - Living/Learning Cntr
450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown PA, 15904
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Mansfield
Mansfield University
20 Straughn Drive, Mansfield PA, 16933
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Plymouth Meeting
LaSalle University Montgomery County Center
220 West Germantown Pike, Ste. 100, Back of the Victory Bldg., Plymouth Meeting PA, 19462
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
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4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Warren
Warren Library Association
205 Market St., Warren PA, 16365
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
West Chester
Chester County Bar Association
15 W Gay Street, 2nd Floor, West Chester PA, 19380
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Wilkes-Barre
Kings College
Lane's Lane (off N. Main St.), Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr., Wilkes-Barre PA, 18711
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
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4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Webcast
Online
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00

About

This seminar examines three contracts filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in recent high profile IPO transactions.  We will explicate provisions from a services agreement that is exceptionally well drafted, an employment agreement that is typically drafted, and a commercial lease that is downright ugly.  We’ll discuss the specific techniques that produce excellent drafting and pinpoint the mistakes that talented lawyers continually make.  We’ll introduce practical techniques to help experienced drafters hone their contract drafting skills,  improve their work, and avoid ghastly errors.  

From these three contracts, we’ll expose examples of:  

Useless definitions that contribute nothing;
Zombie nouns;
Words and sentences that are ambiguous;
Haphazard language and lack of strategy for creating legal consequences;
Chaotic organization;  
Drafting done well; and
Much more!  

We’ll consider important drafting guidance from recent Delaware cases.  We’ll drill down on 10 sources of sentence bloat to help you edit like a pro.  Last, but not least, we’ll discuss Rules of Professional Ethics that pertain specifically to transactional practice.  

Schedule:

9:00 – 10:30 The Ugly – A Commercial Lease
10:30 – 10:45         Morning Break
10:45 – 12:15          The Ugly, continued; the Bad – An Employment Agreement
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch (included)
1:15 – 2:45 The Bad, continued 
2:45 – 3:00 Afternoon Break
3:00 – 3:30         The Good – A Services Agreement
3:30 – 4:30         Ethics for Transactional Lawyers

Tuition includes downloadable course materials.  Course materials are not available for separate purchase.

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Lenné E. Espenschied Esq.
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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