Contract Drafting Essentials: Structuring, Analyzing and Interpreting Business Agreements

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide business counsel on identifying and avoiding potentially costly pitfalls in drafting contracts. The panel will offer best practices for structuring, analyzing and interpreting business agreements.


The manner in which key concepts are expressed in business contracts is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract drafting skills are essential for any practitioner involved in transactions or business relationships.

Many contracts—even those developed by experienced counsel and relating to prominent transactions—are typically plagued with ambiguities, inconsistencies, unintended imprecision, and “bloat” from unnecessary legalese. Such mistakes can render contracts confusing, risky and potentially very costly.

Listen as our authoritative panel reviews fundamental, but often overlooked, skills essential to drafting contracts. The panel will explain how to draft contract provisions to reduce cost and risk for businesses.



  1. Structuring
  2. Drafting techniques
  3. Boilerplate issues


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the fundamental components of contracts generally, including “boilerplate” contracts that companies use?
  • What are some common, and potentially costly, drafting errors that attorneys make when drafting contracts?
  • What are the best practices for drafting, analyzing and interpreting contracts?


Ashton, Brooke
Brooke Ashton

Fetzer Simonsen Booth Jenkins

Ms. Ashton’s practice areas include business law, franchise law, contracts, and other related fields of law. She...  |  Read More

Cohen, Mark
Mark Cohen, J.D., LL.M.


Mr. Cohen has 36 years of experience as a lawyer. His practice focuses on drafting and reviewing legal documents,...  |  Read More

Karambelas, Nicholas
Nicholas G. Karambelas

Founding Partner
Sfikas & Karambelas

Mr. Karambelas practices in the areas of business entity organization, international law and business transactions,...  |  Read More

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