Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A new book on tips for contract drafting

Ross Guberman, author of the wildly successful Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates, has a new book just out called Deal Struck: The World's Best Drafting Tips.  You can order the book here on Amazon and according to Ross's website he's running a promo deal on the book that will help several worthy charities.  Here's the publisher's summary: 

A colorful, user-friendly, and authoritative guide to the best contract-drafting tips for commercial agreements. The tips cover everything from language of rights and obligations to key boilerplate provisions and such stumbling blocks as indemnity and formulas. A novel red-yellow-green "use this term, not that term" system allows for easy reference for busy lawyers. The authors scoured thousands of pages of drafting books and treatises along with hundreds of articles. They also consulted with dozens of corporate practitioners. The guidelines that made it into this hand-held guide all had to satisfy two tests: Would the guideline help make a contract enforceable? And is the guideline realistic given the priorities of real-world commercial practice?

By the way, if you're looking for tips on legal writing generally, click here to check out Ross's extensive bibliography. He's got numerous articles on many aspects of legal writing and drafting.


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