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A manual of style for contract drafting

Author: Kenneth A Adams; American Bar Association. Section of Business Law,
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, Business Law Section, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"A uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuates it ... This manual's focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth A Adams; American Bar Association. Section of Business Law,
ISBN: 9781614388036 1614388032
OCLC Number: 821067763
Description: xxxiv, 477 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The characteristics of optimal contract language --
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 --
Selected 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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