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Drafting More Effective Contracts 2020

Product ID: CA2988D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Craft carefully

If not crafted with care, contracts can cause confusion, loss, and litigation. Relevant to both Wisconsin and out-of-state attorneys, Drafting More Effective Contracts will teach best practices for creating a number of different contract types.

Avoid contract friction

Experienced practitioners will share insight on the issues that can arise during the negotiation and construction process, so you can avoid potential obstacles and create strong, enforceable contracts.

You’ll gain style and structure tips, and walk away prepared to draft:

  • Warranties
  • Disclaimers
  • Payment terms and conditions
  • Indemnity
  • Cyber security provisions
  • Real estate purchase agreements
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OnDemand Seminar
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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

6 CLE

Quantity:
Maximum quantity must be less than or equal to 1.

Craft carefully

If not crafted with care, contracts can cause confusion, loss, and litigation. Relevant to both Wisconsin and out-of-state attorneys, Drafting More Effective Contracts will teach best practices for creating a number of different contract types.

Avoid contract friction

Experienced practitioners will share insight on the issues that can arise during the negotiation and construction process, so you can avoid potential obstacles and create strong, enforceable contracts.

You’ll gain style and structure tips, and walk away prepared to draft:

  • Warranties
  • Disclaimers
  • Payment terms and conditions
  • Indemnity
  • Cyber security provisions
  • Real estate purchase agreements
Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

Jane C. Schlicht
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Milwaukee

Presenters:

James E. Bartzen
Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison

Mark A. Frankel
Frankel ADR LLC
Madison

David M. Gorwitz

Neider & Boucher, S.C.
Madison

Connie M. Mayer
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Chicago

Blerta Mileti
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Chicago

John R. Rather
Neider & Boucher, S.C.
Madison

Michael D. Weis
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Chicago

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Contract Drafting Toolbox: A Collection of Drafting Style Tips and (Sometimes Surprising) Best Practices

David M. Gorwitz, John R. Rather

9:20 a.m. : Smart Contracting: Managing Sales-Side Contracting Risk

  • A “battle of the forms” type analysis from the “sales side”
  • A discussion of specific terms and conditions such as disclaimers, warranties, and payment

Michael D. Weis

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Drafting Indemnity Clauses: Allocation of Future Risk in Commercial Contracts

James E. Bartzen

11:15 a.m. : Recent Developments in Drafting: Material Adverse Effect Terminations and Cybersecurity Considerations

Connie M. Mayer

11:40 p.m. : Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  • Provisions that should be included in a real estate purchase agreement to enable a purchaser to adequately perform diligence on a piece of real property, such as:
    o Seller’s obligation to provide a title commitment
    o Seller’s obligation to obtain tenant estoppels for an income producing property
  • Provisions that address seller deliverables for closing

Blerta Mileti

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Non-Competition Clauses – Employers, Employees, and Other Contractors

Jane C. Schlicht

1:55 p.m. : Drafting ADR Clauses

Mark A. Frankel

2:45 p.m. : Question and Answer

3:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Discover how to create clear, effective, enforceable contracts
  • Know when and how to use key provisions
  • Understand the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and noncompete clauses
  • Learn what should be included in real estate purchase agreements
  • Be ready to spot and manage sales-side contracting risks
  • In-house counsel
  • Business law attorneys
  • Small-business advisors
  • Intellectual property lawyers
  • Real estate attorneys
  • Dispute resolution lawyers
  • Employment law attorneys
  • General practitioners
  • Lawyers seeking to expand their knowledge of contract drafting concepts

Book Sale – Save 20%

Contract Law in Wisconsin
Save 20% on Contract Law in Wisconsin.* Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version. Draft airtight contracts confidently and more efficiently. Packed with tips, examples, and practical advice, this book covers key aspects of contracts—from formation to rescission and reformation. Use discount code CA2988 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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