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
TERRENCE L. OLSEN practices immigration and nationality law, and international law with Olsen Law Firm. Mr. Olsen has served, and continues to serve the international community, and his clients’ interests in the United States, and internationally. He is the chair of the International Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association and is former chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association - having served as chair of the TBA’s Immigration Section for approximately five terms since 2009. He is also vice chair of the Tax Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Olsen has served as adjunct faculty in the Executive MBA Program and Aspire Program at Bryan College. He has given immigration law seminars at the following universities: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Southern Adventist University, Bryan College, Dalton State College, Oakwood University, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Sewanee: The University of the South, National Taiwan University, and National Chung Hsing University. Mr. Olsen is exceptionally active at an international level, having been a host to trade delegations in the Chattanooga area from countries, including China, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan. He has organized several international education initiatives and acted as a liaison with numerous educational institutions, both in Taiwan and locally in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Olsen has been widely published in a variety of legal and business journals and platforms.
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