Monthly Archives: September 2006

New Article on Copyright and Contract Drafting

The New York Law Journal recently published my article “Copyright and the Contract Drafter.” (Click here for the text of the article.) If the subject …

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The Sept.–Oct. 2006 Issue of “Business Law Today”

A couple of items caught my eye in the most recent issue of “Business Law Today.” One is an article by Susan J. Irion entitled …

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Officer Titles

MSCD contains a section on overuse of initial capitals (13.28–34). Here’s what I say in MSCD 13.30 regarding titles: Drafters invariably use initial capitals when …

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Speaking Truth to Law Firms!

Earlier this year, I published an article suggesting why law firms might want to think about bringing in an outside speaker—presumably moi!—to speak about contract …

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Getting Rid of the “Successors and Assigns” Provision

[Update June 17, 2013: Go here for the June 15, 2013 post about my article It's Time to Get Rid of the "Successors and Assigns" Provision.] [Update April 12, …

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On Beginning a New Semester

Last Thursday I taught my first class of the new semester. It prompted the following unconnected thoughts. *** I was reminded how pleased I am …

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“Form and Substance”

Form and substance? I don’t think so. In contracts, the phrase is used exclusively in references to documents to be delivered, as in an opinion …

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Document Assembly—Changing Talk into Action

Dennis Kennedy recently mentioned on his web site a new article on document assembly. It’s by Darryl R. Mountain, it’s called Disrupting Conventional Law Firm …

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AdamsDrafting Seminars in Geneva, Switzerland

I’m pleased to announce that between November 20 and December 4, 2006, I’ll be holding in Geneva, Switzerland, a series of seminars on contract drafting. …

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