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Contract Essentials: Tips and Techniques for Better Contracts

$99.99
  • Author/Instructor:  LennĂ© Espenschied

Contract Essentials:  Tips and Techniques for Better Contracts “Good writing” doesn’t necessarily translate to “good contract drafting.” This “how to” drafting program is relevant for all lawyers who draft contracts in any area of transactional practice, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, business law, and intellectual property, to name just a few. The program begins with a discussion of the preliminaries of contract drafting, including which contract format to use, which perspective to write from, and key strategies for handling the nine basic parts of a contract. It explains how to draft effective payment terms and warranties. The program will present proven and practical drafting techniques that beginning lawyers and lawyers new to transactional practice can implement immediately to draft contracts more confidently. Attendees will learn:• Three different contract formats, and when to use each• When to use first, second, or third person in contracts• Successful strategies for the nine basic parts of a contract• Terminology to avoid, limit, and prefer• 5 things you should know about drafting payment terms• 5 things you should know about drafting warranties• How to standardize the language for specific legal consequencesWhy Attend?Featuring Lenné Espenschied, national drafting expert and author of Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice• Understand the strategies for negotiating contract payment terms and warranty provisions• Learn which words to avoid, limit, and prefer in drafting contracts• Learn how to eliminate ambiguity by standardizing the language• Learn the three basic contract formats, and when each works best• Boost your confidence in drafting contracts• Improve the quality of your work   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

  • On-Demand
    Format
  • 120
    Min.
  • 12/30/23
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LIVE REPLAY - Contract Drafting Basics: Tips and Techniques for Better Contracts

$150.00
  • Author/Instructor:  lenne Espenschied

Contract Drafting Basics:  Tips and Techniques for Better Contracts    Good writing does not necessarily equate to good contract drafting; the objectives are different, so your strategy should be too. In this fast-paced three-hour program, learn important contract drafting essentials you will apply throughout your entire practice. From choosing the right contract format to drafting payment terms and boilerplate, to understanding how and why it's important to standardize the language used for specific consequences, contracts expert Lenné Espenschied shares tips and techniques to help you avoid critical errors, improve the quality of your work, and draft with more confidence. Session highlights: three types of contract formats seven essential parts of a contract red, yellow, and green: words to avoid, words to limit, and words to prefer five things you should know about drafting payment terms strategies for drafting boilerplate how to standardize the language   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

  • Webcast
    Format
  • 180
    Min.
  • 12/30/22
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LIVE REPLAY - How to Draft a Rock Solid Indemnification Agreement

$50.00
  • Author/Instructor:  lenne Espenschied

How to Draft a Rock Solid Indemnification Agreement   Indemnification is one of the key mechanisms for shifting risk under a contract.  In this program, we will describe six different types of indemnification and show you how to break the basic indemnification provision into seven negotiable components.  We'll demonstrate alternatives for each of these negotiable components to show you how to manipulate the language to obtain the best results for your client.  We’ll also discuss the use and suitability of first-party indemnification provisions.  Learn to negotiate like a pro in complicated transactions, even in low leverage situations.      Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

  • Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Min.
  • 12/29/22
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LIVE REPLAY: Survey Says: The Top 5 Drafting Errors that Caused Contract Litigation in 2021

$99.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Lenne' Espenschied

Survey Says: The Top 5 Drafting Errors that Caused Contract Litigation in 2021   Join Lenne for a review of 100 cases from 2021 federal and state court opinions where the court said “yep, this is ambiguous” to determine 1) what kinds of contracts; 2) what types of provisions; and 3) what types of drafting errors are most likely to cause litigation.     Speaker: LENNE ESPENSCHIED Lawyer, Author, National Speaker and Professor Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers. She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses. She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association: Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011). After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her legal practice at the firm now known as Eversheds Sutherland; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office. As a law professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting. Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice.     Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

  • Webcast
    Format
  • 119
    Min.
  • 12/27/22
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