“Working with Contracts should become a bible for. . . associates in large corporate firms because it offers the reader both basic and more advanced drafting techniques and concepts. The conscientious reader will be drawn into the subject matter and may likely be surprised that such potentially complex, and perhaps dull, topics could be so inspiring.”
—New York Law Journal
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PLI’s Working with Contracts provides you with the practical legal, business, and technical knowledge you need to grasp the nuts and bolts of transactions and draft customized agreements that meet clients’ goals.
This highly readable, step-by-step handbook enables you to fully understand how contract provisions work and are used to craft effective contracts; adapt relevant and reliable drafting precedents to save time and trouble; avoid drafting errors, omissions, and ambiguities that jeopardize agreements; include and coordinate requirements that ensure contracts are effective; make contracts more user-friendly by inserting widely accepted formal terms; build into contracts the requisite flexibility without compromising precision; review and interpret contracts for due diligence and other business purposes; and master accounting basics and accurately express quantitative ideas in contracts.
Working with Contracts features important coverage of contract covenants, breach of covenants, due diligence conditions, organization of the agreement, credit-related provisions, acquisition-related provisions, the integration clause, and indemnification.
Periodically updated, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn’t Teach You is a crucial guide for inexperienced transactional lawyers, a useful refresher for experienced transactional lawyers, a handy reference for general practitioners, and an important teaching tool for law firms.
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