Poor syntax, word choice and agreement structure are common sources of contractual litigation. This engaging course will focus on practical tips to sharpen your drafting skills across a wide variety of agreements. From sentence structure to major omissions and dangerous words, join our distinguished faculty as they cover a wide array of drafting techniques for improving the clarity of your agreements. Register today!
Get practical strategies for improving phrasing and sentence structure in contractual provisions.
Explore the effects of tone, verbosity and legalese in agreements.
Learn best practices for defining and using key terms and identifying inconsistencies throughout contracts.
Explore common perils in signature blocks and more.
Client Needs, Wants & the Four Corners of the Agreement
Sentence Level Tips & Syntactic Case Studies
Major & Minor Omissions to Deftly Avoid
The Dangers of Verbosity & Legalese
Defining & Using Key Terms
Finding the Right Provision; Identifying Inconsistencies
JONATHAN A. CARNES is a managing partner at Carnes Warwick PLLC, in Raleigh whose practice focuses on business law, intellectual property, and litigation for local, national, and international clients. As an entrepreneur, he has successfully formed and operated three law practices, first in Boston, Massachusetts, and now in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Carnes strives to provide a balance between affordable access to the law and providing personalized, innovative, and effective business and legal representation to each and every client. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Carnes is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and North Carolina.
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