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All lawyers should be fluent in this art because all lawyers deal with contracts. For this reason, I compiled a list of books on contract drafting. I took a contracts drafting course in law school many years ago; we didn't have a textbook, so a book like this would have been very useful. Mr. Adams's. Manual of Style for Contract Drafting book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Written by a practicing corporate lawyer and a.

Written by a practicing corporate lawyer and authority on legal drafting, this new Second Edition will completely update its first edition published in The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free of the problems that often afflict contracts. This manual highlights co. This manual highlights common sources of inefficiency, dispute, and misunderstanding and recommends how to avoid them. It offers a level of practical detail not found elsewhere in the literature on drafting.

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Drafting Contracts: Tina L. Contract Drafting: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. Kenneth A. About the Author Kenneth A. Adams is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Read more. Product details Series: Manual of Style for Contract Drafting Paperback: English ISBN Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle?

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I teach advanced contracts and at the start of the course show students 5 to 10 books that might be useful during the course and later in their careers. I then note that this is actually the only book they would ever need.

It is well written, has excellent examples and practical advice, and also has the right perspective throughout regarding what actually matters and what doesn't. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

I am a law professor of drafting contracts and this is the only author I recommend. His writing is clear, concise and a the perfect manual for my practice which requires me to write contracts on a daily basis. The only wish I have is that the book would be simultaneously available for download once purchased in print. It would be great to have it both ways and not have to pay for the same content twice. Paperback Verified Purchase. The author is a brilliant contracts attorney; you can tell by the way he analysis and re-analyzes issues.

I took a contracts drafting course in law school many years ago; we didn't have a textbook, so a book like this would have been very useful. Adams's brilliance leads to some of the issues that I have with the book.

Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

There is a lengthy critique the terms "must" and "shall" and that corporate law departments overuse these terms, but the author does not provide a practical alternative.

I agree with Mr. Adams that contracts should be as simple as possible without losing meaning, but his advocating removing recited consideration from a contract seems erroneous because recited consideration without actual consideration is valid in a minority of jurisdictions. It would seem to me that the best practice would be to provide language that is valid in as many jurisdictions as possible. Although this version os much different than the previous version, the advice provided is extremely helpful when you are stuck with wording in a contract whether you are trying to draft it or interpret it.

I've used this book for years and now use this version and the previous version to compare, for additional context. This reference provides examples of when to use and not to use certain phrases that are commonly misused in drafting. If you are involved with drafting or reviewing contracts, this book is an essential read and as an ongoing reference.

Written by a practicing corporate lawyer and authority on legal drafting, this new Second Edition will completely update its first edition published in The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free of the problems that often afflict contracts.

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Unfortunately, they don't teach you anything about drafting contracts in law school, so newly minted lawyers are consigned to adopt archaic contract drafting styles that have been passed down for generations.

Now, thankfully, someone has taken a hard look at contracts and how they are drafted and has dared to publish a book that sets new standards that are clean, clear, logical and that result in better con As a transactional lawyer, this is the most important book I've read on contract drafting. Now, thankfully, someone has taken a hard look at contracts and how they are drafted and has dared to publish a book that sets new standards that are clean, clear, logical and that result in better contracts.

Highly recommended! The source of the problem is usually that they were written by lawyers, for lawyers.

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