Boilerplate Clauses in Commercial Contracts: Avoiding Unintended Consequences, Implementing Practical Solutions
Choice of Forum, Choice of Law, Force Majeure, Dispute Resolution, Assignment, and Other Key Clauses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide business counsel in identifying and avoiding the pitfalls of boilerplate contract clauses in commercial agreements. The panel will explain how to adapt standard contract provisions--such as choice of forum, choice of law, contract assignment, and dispute resolution--to the unique circumstances of a business transaction.
- Common boilerplate clauses
- Choice of forum
- Choice of law
- Multiple agreements
- Limitation of damages/liquidated damages
- No third-party beneficiaries
- Jury waiver
- Force majeure
- Pitfalls of cutting and pasting provisions
- Practical application of boilerplate clauses
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What strategies should attorneys consider when drafting boilerplate clauses?
- Which boilerplate clauses present the most significant challenges for businesses and their counsel?
- What pitfalls should attorneys watch out for when using boilerplate language?
- How can boilerplate provisions result in unintended consequences?
Mikel R. Bistrow
Partner Of Counsel
Dinsmore & Shohl
Ms. Bistrow is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Transactional Department with a vast practice that includes... | Read More
Ms. Bistrow is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Transactional Department with a vast practice that includes commercial finance and lending, real and personal property secured transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, creditor’s collection and related remedies, bankruptcy, insolvency, work-outs and restructurings. She is a seasoned lecturer and published author and is a member and former co-chairperson of the Commercial Transactions Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.Close
Steven O. Weise
Mr. Weise practices in all areas of commercial law and has extensive experience in financing, especially in those... | Read More
Mr. Weise practices in all areas of commercial law and has extensive experience in financing, especially in those secured by personal property, including structured financing. He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Article 9 of the UCC. He is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the UCC and a member of the American Law Institute’s UCC Article 9 Drafting Committee. Mr. Weise is also the past chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Legal Opinions Committee.Close