Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses in Commercial Contracts: Forum, Venue, Parties, and More
Setting Your Clients Up for Success Before Disputes Arise
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with practical tips for drafting alternative dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts. The panel will discuss how well-drafted clauses can protect clients and make resolving matters easier and faster, allowing businesses to save time and money, avoid a long, drawn-out litigation process, and help the parties maintain confidentiality.
- Types of alternative dispute resolution
- Summary jury trial (SJT)
- Early neutral evaluation
- Best practices for drafting clear and unambiguous clauses
The panel will address these and other key issues:
- What should counsel consider when drafting dispute resolution clauses in commercial agreements?
- What types of disputes should be covered by these clauses?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of alternative dispute resolution?
- Is it possible to provide different dispute resolution methods for different types of disputes?
- Does a dispute resolution clause survive the termination of the contract?
- What are the special considerations or terms involved when the agreement involves parties from different countries?
Sarah B. Biser
Partner, Co-Chair Construction Law and International Arbitration Groups
Ms. Biser represents owners, contractors, developers, architects and engineers, both in the United States and abroad,... | Read More
Ms. Biser represents owners, contractors, developers, architects and engineers, both in the United States and abroad, in all stages of the construction process. She focuses her practice on large, capital-intensive construction projects, with a particular emphasis on drafting and negotiating contracts for complex and unique construction and infrastructure, as well as litigating disputes both in the courtroom and in domestic and international arbitration. Ms. Biser is a frequent lecturer on construction issues. She has served as an adjunct professor, teaching a course on high-growth corporate transactions, in Cornell Law School’s Technology Law LL.M. program.Close
Craig R. Tractenberg
Mr. Tractenberg is a skilled international litigator who handles complex business disputes involving intellectual... | Read More
Mr. Tractenberg is a skilled international litigator who handles complex business disputes involving intellectual property, licenses, business torts and insolvency issues. He regularly structures new franchise programs, many of which are international. Mr. Tractenberg also defends and enforces franchise agreements. He has also served as special counsel to franchise companies.Close