A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

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A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Third Edition is a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuates it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the U.S. and internationally.

This manual's focus remains ...

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Overview

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Third Edition is a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuates it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the U.S. and internationally.

This manual's focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples. Consult it to save time in drafting and negotiation and to reduce the risk of dispute.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614388036
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • Publication date: 12/6/2013
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 475
  • Sales rank: 1,377,284
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth A. Adams is a consultant, writer, and speaker on contract drafting. He currently resides in Garden City, New York.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Two rules 1
Ch. 2 The front of the contract 3
Ch. 3 The language of the body of the contract 19
Ch. 4 The layout of the body of the contract 51
Ch. 5 The back of the contract 63
Ch. 6 Defined terms 73
Ch. 7 Vagueness 85
Ch. 8 Ambiguity 115
Ch. 9 Select words and phrases 155
Ch. 10 Numbers and formulas 171
Ch. 11 Provisions specifying drafting conventions 183
Ch. 12 Typography 189
Ch. 13 Drafting as writing 201
Ch. 14 Amendments 215
Ch. 15 Letter agreements 221
Ch. 16 Drafting corporate resolutions 225
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