Mastering Contract-Drafting Nuances: Conditional Language, Exceptions, Date and Time References, and More

Minimizing Risks, Disputes and Costs When Structuring, Analyzing and Interpreting Business Agreements

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT


This CLE webinar will help corporate counsel identify and address nuanced concepts in business contracts, including conditional language, exceptions, the concept of “deemed” and more. The panel will focus on problems that often arise due to the use of ambiguous language, redundancies and confusing references, and offer best practices for drafting, analyzing and interpreting contracts.

Description

Solid contract-drafting skills are essential tools for practitioners at all levels who negotiate business transactions. Understanding and unraveling nuanced contractual concepts such as conditional language, subordination and exception, and date and time references can help clients minimize risks, disputes and costs.

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 and cause the parties to be unsure of their obligations.

Listen as our authoritative panel reviews critical, but often not considered or misunderstood, concepts that are rampant in business contracts. The panel will explain how to draft, analyze and interpret contract provisions to reduce cost and risk for businesses.

Outline

  1. Conditional language
  2. Subordination and exception
  3. Archaic language and legalese
  4. Date and time references
  5. “And,” “or,” and “and/or”
  6. Formulas

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are some nuanced issues in contract drafting that can be confusing and potentially costly for businesses?
  • What risks do the parties face if contracts contain archaic language, redundancies and confusing terms?
  • What are the best practices for drafting, analyzing and interpreting contracts?

Faculty

Marcus Jones, Corporate Counsel
Alticor, Greater Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Amanda P. Narvaes, Esq.
Drew Cooper & Anding, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ms. Narvaes is a civil litigator in the areas of complex commercial litigation, lender liability, copyright litigation, and consumer protection. She has a solid trial track record in the area of complex commercial litigation, and whenever appropriate, seeks to settle cases promptly using creative alternative dispute resolution methods.


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This webinar is eligible for at least 1.5 general CLE credits.

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Vincent R. Martorana

Assistant General Counsel

KPMG

Charles (C. J.) Schoenwetter

Partner

Bowman and Brooke

Rochelle Spandorf

Partner

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Craig Tractenberg

Partner

Fox Rothschild

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Chief Legal Officer

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