A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting by Kenneth A. Adams

By Kenneth A. Adams

A guide of favor for agreement Drafting, 3rd Edition is a uniquely in-depth survey of the construction blocks of agreement language. First released in 2004, it bargains those that draft, overview, negotiate, or interpret contracts a substitute for the disorder of conventional agreement language and the wrong traditional knowledge that perpetuates it. This handbook has develop into a necessary source in the course of the criminal career, within the U.S. and internationally.

This manual's concentration continues to be the way to exhibit agreement phrases in prose that's freed from the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and different difficulties that afflict conventional agreement language. With unheard of research and an unrivaled point of useful aspect, Adams highlights universal assets of bewilderment and recommends clearer and extra concise possible choices. This handbook is prepared to facilitate effortless reference, and it illustrates its research with quite a few examples. seek advice it to avoid wasting time in drafting and negotiation and to minimize the chance of dispute.

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Sholk has been a prolific source of leads. Mark Anderson has provided a valuable English-law perspective. Brian D. Rogers and Bradley B. Clark have provided welcome encouragement. And Glenn D. West has been gracious enough to chime in when I’ve asked for the benefit of his unmatched expertise in some key areas. I owe particular thanks to Gregory M. Harris. He gave a substantial portion of the manuscript of this edition a thoroughgoing review of the sort that an author can only dream of. He corrected me on some important points, persuaded me to refine how I present analyses and make recommendations, and pointed out some annoying tics in my prose.

Instead, it addresses how to say clearly and effectively whatever you want to say. It doesn’t address contracts between businesses and individual consumers. Instead, it’s intended for those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts between parties who are sophisticated or are represented by legal counsel. ” It doesn’t attempt a synthesis of current contract usages. Instead, it recommends the clearest and most concise usages over those that have nothing but tradition going for them. If a recommendation departs markedly from what is traditional, that fact is noted.

Koven, Brian D. Rogers, and Steven H. Sholk also provided many valuable comments on the manuscript. And a squad of volunteers too numerous for me to name here read extracts of the manuscript and flagged an array of issues needing my attention. Thank you, all. I was very fortunate that Rodney Huddleston, coauthor of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, was kind enough to read a version of chapter 11 (Ambiguity of the Part Versus the Whole) and offer detailed comments. The assistance that Professor Jeffrey P.

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