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A manual of style for contract drafting

Author: Kenneth A Adams
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Explains how to write contract provisions in a style that avoids common contract language confusion. Emphasis is on typical areas of obuscation, ineffective use of language and dispute. Also recommends clearer and better alternatives for contracts. Because of the wire binding, this is a practical, easy-to-use resource that was written for fast reference checks, and many examples provide deeper understanding of how  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth A Adams
ISBN: 9781604420289 1604420286
OCLC Number: 221149513
Description: xxxiii, 451 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The front of the contract --
Categories of contract language --
Layout --
The back of the contract --
Defined terms --
Sources of uncertainty in contract language --
"Reasonable efforts" and its variants --
"Material" and "material adverse change" --
References to time --
Ambiguity of the part versus the whole --
Syntactic ambiguity --
Select usages --
Numbers and formulas --
Provisions specifying drafting conventions --
Typography --
Drafting as writing --
Amendments --
Letter agreements --
Drafting corporate resolutions.
Responsibility: Kenneth A. Adams.
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Explains how to write contract provisions in a style that avoids common contract language confusion. Emphasis is on typical areas of obuscation, ineffective use of language and dispute. Also recommends clearer and better alternatives for contracts. Because of the wire binding, this is a practical, easy-to-use resource that was written for fast reference checks, and many examples provide deeper understanding of how to draft better contracts. The appendix includes "before" and "after" examples of a contract, showing exactly what shortcomings exist, as well as specifics on how to fix or improve them.

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