Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn't Teach You (PLI's Corporate and Securities Law Library) 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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This highly readable, step-by-step handbookenables you to fully understand how contract provisions work and are used to craft effective contracts; adapt relevant and reliable drafting precedents to save time and trouble; avoid drafting errors, omissions, and ambiguities that jeopardize agreements; include and coordinate requirements that ensure contracts are effective; make contracts more user-friendly by inserting widely accepted formal terms; build into contracts the requisite flexibility without compromising precision; review and interpret contracts for due diligence and other business purposes; and master accounting basics and accurately express quantitative ideas in contracts.
Working with Contracts features important coverage of contract covenants, breach of covenants, due diligence conditions, organization of the agreement, credit-related provisions, acquisition-related provisions, the integration clause, and indemnification.
Periodically updated, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn’t Teach You is a crucial guide for inexperienced transactional lawyers, a useful refresher for experienced transactional lawyers, a handy reference for general practitioners, and an important teaching tool for law firms.
Founded in 1933, Practising Law Institute is the nation's foremost provider of continuing legal education. PLI is a leading publisher of authoritative legal references and other information resources and offers more than 300 live and electronic programs nationally.
About the Author
Charles M. Fox is an attorney, legal skills trainer, and is the founder of Fox Professional Development LLC in White Plains, NY.
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"[Working with Contracts is] highly recommended and ... is a pretty good bargain.' Dennis Kennedy, Information Technology Transactional Lawyer and member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section's Council
"[Working with Contracts is an] excellent book." Susan J. Irion, Director of Professional Development, DLA Piper, Chicago
About the Author
- ASIN : B002ASFPLO
- Publisher : ; 2nd edition (May 1, 2009)
- Publication date : May 1, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 1037 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 330 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #266,287 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Why Listen to Me: I've practiced as a Corporate Associate at a Vault top 10 law firm in NY and the best firm in New Jersey. I've practiced in Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity groups. I've also reviewed, analyzed and summarized countless contracts. I have drafted some ancillary agreements but wanted to bolster my drafting know-how and this book was perfect to help me do that.
The Examples: Some other reviewers have complained that the examples are skewed towards debt financing and real estate agreements, but I didn't find that to be the case. I thought they were varied enough to be able to apply whatever principle that was being exemplified to real life situations, but then again, I've done this before to some degree so it was easier for me to envision how certain principles applied to what I had seen at work and what I may see later.
The Recommendation: If I was a partner in charge of training associates, I would make this mandatory reading. Although, I have the benefit of 3.5 years of experience and many concepts were already familiar to me, had I read this book prior to practicing, it would have prevented many mistakes and allowed me a greater chance to excel from the get-go. Charles M. Fox (the author) is a great writer and he does an amazing job of explaining complex concepts and making it accessible to everyone. The book is not long but covers a great amount of material. It is also indexed well so you can jump to any section you wish. I have already marked, underlined and annotated this book on pretty much every page. I am certain I will return to it many times as I continue to practice corporate law.
Disclaimer: I did not receive this product in exchange for a positive review and I do not know the author personally. I am simply sharing my thoughts on what I think is an excellent primer for those practicing in this arena.
The author is knowledgeable and his tips are practical.
I have rated this 4/5 stars as there was a portion on securities/loan drafting, which, while useful for someone in that industry, was not useful for me. It unfortunately took up a large portion of the book.
Otherwise, this was an excellent book and would whole-heatedly recommend.
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