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Contract Drafting Essentials: Structuring, Analyzing, and Interpreting Business Agreements

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

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Conducted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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This CLE course 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.


How 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 costs and risks 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?


Bloom, Alisha
Alisha Bloom

Founder and Principal Attorney
Versant Legal

Ms. Bloom is an experienced general counsel and senior executive. She is a thoughtful, incisive, and resourceful...  |  Read More

Owens, Pia
Pia Owens

Senior Legal Counsel

Ms. Owens is Senior Legal Counsel at MathWorks, a technology company that creates software tools for engineering and...  |  Read More

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