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Avoiding Contract Disputes With Well-Drafted Terms: Drafting and Negotiating Tips for Ensuring Favorable Outcomes

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, April 26, 2024

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will discuss how to negotiate and draft contract terms that protect the interests of all parties and safeguard against potential disputes. The presenters will provide drafting tips for clarity and favorable outcomes and offer strategies for navigating disputes when they arise.


Contracts serve as the foundation upon which transactions are built, and a well-drafted contract can not only facilitate a smooth flow of operations but also act as a safeguard against potential disputes. Being proactive at the negotiation and drafting phase of a contractual relationship can help maximize a client's advantage should litigation or a dispute become unavoidable.

Relying on boilerplate or recurrent contractual language ignores the unique nature of each contract and the relationship between the parties. Instead, each clause needs to be assessed with the client's interests in mind as well as an eye toward disputes.

Listen as our authoritative presenters provide practical tips and strategies for simplifying contracts that meet a client's needs, minimize risks, and place the client in a solid position in the event a dispute or litigation is unavoidable.



  1. Overview: the importance of well-drafted contract provisions
  2. Avoiding ambiguous terms to reduce the risk of future disputes and potential litigation
  3. Strategies for maximizing a client's advantage should litigation become unavoidable
  4. Using simplified language and clear definitions to limit different interpretations
  5. Overlapping and interlocking agreements: interaction between agreements must be clear
  6. Amending contracts: ensuring consistency with old and new terms
  7. Key considerations, tips, and strategies for navigating contract disputes when they arise


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are contract drafting strategies for maximizing a client's advantage should litigation become unavoidable?
  • How should overlapping and interlocking agreements be addressed in a contract?
  • What are strategies that place a client in a favorable position in the event a dispute arises?
  • What are key considerations for amending contracts to resolve disputes and avoid litigation?


Hall, Dan
Dan Hall

Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan

Mr. Hall is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a wide range of trials and appeals in state and...  |  Read More

Kaplan, Philip
Philip J. Kaplan

Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan

Mr. Kaplan represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of disputes, with an emphasis on commercial...  |  Read More

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You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.

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