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Principles of Effective Contract Drafting
Why Study Contract Drafting
Purpose of a Contract
Role of the Attorney
Important Principles of Contract Law
Exercise #1 – Bobby Cool Rims and the Vintage 1954 Rolls Royce
The Deal Time Line
The Goal of Drafting – Precise Documents
Four elements of precision:
The Form of Transactional Documents
Characteristics of Plain English Drafting
The Drafting Process
Who Drafts the Contract
Drafting the Contract – Where to
Drafting the Contract Involves…
Talk to your Client
Use of Precedent
Use Precedent? Why or Why Not?
Use Precedent or Draft from Scratch?
Prepare the First Draft
Reviewing First Draft if From the Other Party
Exercise #2: Halle Berry Independent Contractor – Use of Precedent
Vukani wants Halle Berry to provide
marketing services in the United
You represent Halle Berry. In groups
of 3, go through the precedent and
make a list of what you would
change prior to sending to Vukani.
We will then discuss your proposed changes in each paragraph as a group.