Who taught you to draft a contract, what provisions to include, what the provisions mean, how to analyze risk, and how to negotiate a better deal for your client? When you review a contract, are you confident that you know what to look for? Have you missed anything?
The truth is that, when it comes to reviewing and drafting contracts, most of us are "winging it," so, predictably, many contracts are plagued with embarrassing rookie blunders. The Rookie Blunders program is packed with brand new content you should know about:
• Analyzing a complex provision;
• Assessing the balance of risk in a contract;
• Applying effective techniques to shift risk;
• Tracking money through a contract from origin to payment;
• Describing mathematical calculations;
• Bridging gaps in contracts through course of performance, industry customs,
the UCC, implied covenants, and the Common Law;
• Creating specific legal consequences;
• Spotting and fixing questionable associations;
• Avoiding phrasing traps, and much more.
Using examples drawn from high-profile transactions, you’ll learn to identify 12 specific rookie blunders, and how to prevent them. You’ll be able to apply these practical techniques to all kinds of contracts, including mergers and acquisitions, sales of goods and services, licenses, real estate, settlement agreements, employment and consulting agreements, partnership agreements, and more. Whatever your current level of experience in drafting contracts, you'll learn to enhance your drafting skills, to avoid embarrassing blunders, to improve the overall quality of your work, and to draft more confidently.
Last, but not least, this seminar includes a discussion of recent legal ethics opinions based on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct that relate to transactional practice.
Tuition includes a digital copy of the speaker's materials. Course materials are not available for separate purchase.