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Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Third Edition

  • Tina L. Stark
  • Monica L. Llorente
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Like previous editions of this landmark title, the Third Edition of Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do, emphasizes the importance of accurately memorializing the business deal while also advancing your client's interests. New co-author Monica Llorente builds on the foundation and insights of Tina Stark's landmark text with detailed introductions to the six building blocks for drafting contracts that pave the way for understanding any type of business contract. Reader-friendly text illustrated by examples and sample provisions demonstrates the mechanics, strategy, and precision of real-world contract drafting. In line with Tina Stark's legacy of building a bridge between law school and practice, co-author Monica Llorente solicited significant input from law professors, practitioners, and law students in the course of her work on the Third Edition. 

  • Covid's effect on contract drafting, including force majeure provisions 
  • Expanded and updated coverage of use of qualifiers, standards, and risk allocation
  • Expanded and updated coverage of endgame mechanisms, such as limitations on liability, specific indemnity tools, and provisions
  • All-new coverage of Professional Responsibility  
  • Part summary chapters that provide a capsule overview of all topics in those chapters
  • Online materials and updates on using AI and technology in drafting, available on CC Resources page and Aspen website
Professors and students will benefit from
  • Using drafting concepts as the building-blocks for understanding and writing business contracts
  • Clear descriptions of the purpose and format of every part of a contract
  • Guidance for developing drafting skills
  • Hands-on exercises for practice and self-assessment
  • Best-practice recommendations for drafting clearly and unambiguously
  • Integrated coverage of strategy, risk management, ethical considerations
  • Online materials and updates for using AI and Technology in contract drafting 
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