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Transactional Lawyering Skills: Client Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation

  • Richard K.  Neumann
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The highly respected author of Transactional Lawyering Skills has written and co-written some of the top-selling books in the field. Designed to supplement Contract Drafting and Transactional Skills courses, his concise, straightforward explanation of professionalism covers working with transaction clients; problem-solving and problem-prevention; and transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. Professional responsibility issues are fully integrated throughout the material. Going beyond simple theory, the text provides a succinct explanation of the lawyer-client relationship as well as the mechanics of transactional lawyering. Transactional Lawyering Skills can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course.


  • concise, straightforward explanations of professionalism
    • working with transaction clients
    • problem-solving and problem-prevention
    • transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation
  • highly respected author has written/co-written top-selling books in the field
  • integrated coverage of professional responsibility issues
  • clear and succinct discussion of lawyer-client relationship
    • covers the mechanics of transactional lawyering
    • goes beyond simple theory
  • can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course

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Richard K. Neumann
Professor of Law
Hofstra University

At Hofstra, Alexander Bickel Distinguished Professor of Law Richard K. Neumann has taught Contracts; Transactional Lawyering; International Business Transactions; Legal Writing; Civil Procedure; Legal Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation; Pretrial Litigation; Federal Courts; Trial Techniques; and clinical courses. Professor Neumann is the author or coauthor of four textbooks: &emTransaction Lawyering Skillsem; emEssential Lawyering Skillsem (with Prof. Krieger); emLegal Writingem (with Prof, J. Lyn Entrikin of the Univ. of Arkansas and Sheila Simon, Lt. Governor of Illinois); and emLegal Reasoning and Legal Writingem (with Prof. Kristen Tiscione of Georgetown Univ.) &His articles have appeared in the emGeorgetown Journal of Legal Ethicsem, the emHastings Constitutional Law Quarterlyem, the emJournal of Legal Educationem, the emClinical Law Reviewem, the emFordham Law Reviewem, and the emYale Journal of Law and Humanitiesem, among others. He is an editorial advisor to Aspen Publishers, one of the largest publishers of law school textbooks. He has served on several committees of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar as well as a number of ABA site inspection teams. He has been chair of American Law Schools’ Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research; a member of the board of directors of the Legal Writing Institute, and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. He is a frequent speaker at legal education conferences.

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