Drafting Business Contracts: Advice From Litigators to Prevent Ambiguity
Force Majeure, Forum, Choice of Law, Arbitration, Waiver of Jury Trials, Fee Shifting, Indemnity, and Limitation of Liability
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance and best practices to transactional attorneys from a litigation perspective that assists contract attorneys in spotting the common traps, critical clauses, and largest landmines that lead to defense or offense issues when presented in court. The expert panel will introduce tips for addressing these problem areas and creating the best defense or offense for a client's contracts.
- Typical provisions with litigation issues
- Force majeure
- Choice of forum and choice of law provisions
- Waiver of jury trials
- Fee shifting
- Indemnity and limitation of liability
- Practical tips and best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- When should a contract be simplified?
- How can counsel coordinate with a client to clarify an agreement?
- What types of provisions trip up litigators most often in court?
Cash K. Parker
Hall & Evans
Mr. Parker's diverse practice encompasses transportation, hospitality/facilities management, insurance/commercial... | Read More
Mr. Parker's diverse practice encompasses transportation, hospitality/facilities management, insurance/commercial disputes, and real estate litigation. In his transportation practice, he represents national railroad and trucking companies in Federal Employers’ Act Liability (FELA) cases, grade crossing accidents (initial response, investigation, and litigation), toxic exposure claims, traffic accident investigation, and defense. Mr. Parker also represents national hospitality/facilities management companies and counsels them on risk management topics. His experience further extends to bad faith litigation on behalf of major insurers, commercial disputes, real estate litigation, and appeals of all types of matters.Close
Nicole A. Westbrook
Jones & Keller
Ms. Westbrook has 12+ years of litigating business matters and achieving outcomes that improve her clients’... | Read More
Ms. Westbrook has 12+ years of litigating business matters and achieving outcomes that improve her clients’ lives. From defamation to breach of fiduciary duties to fraud, complex contract disputes, commercial real estate litigation, and all else between, she tries and argues matters from both sides of the aisle, plaintiff and defendant, in federal and state courts and arbitration venues throughout the United States.Close