Monthly Archives: November 2006

Thoughts on an ABA Model Agreement

I recently noticed that MSCD is mentioned in a report on an ABA model agreement. More specifically, 61 Business Lawyer 1197, published in May 2006, …

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New Writing Gig

I’m pleased to report that starting early next year, I’ll be writing a bi-monthly column for the New York Law Journal, the daily legal newspaper. …

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“Plain Language” or “Standard English”?

I’ve recently been pondering a distinction I make, one that I alluded to in my recent Geneva seminars: I don’t refer to “plain language” (or …

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Civil-Law Drafting Compared to Common-Law Drafting

As I’m currently in Geneva, Switzerland, giving a series of seminars, I wanted to take the opportunity to post an item with a local flavor. …

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U.S. Public Seminars! Finally!

I’m delighted to announce that starting early next year, I’ll be giving public seminars in the U.S. with West Legalworks. I’ll be giving my core …

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New Article on Pre-closing Knowledge of Inaccurate Representations

The November 6, 2006, issue of the National Law Journal contains my article on pre-closing knowledge of inaccurate representations. Go here for a copy. I …

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Payne Consulting Group Incorporates MSCD Enumeration Schemes in the Numbering Assistant Software

In a press release issued today, Payne Consulting Group announced that it has supplemented its Numbering Assistant® software to incorporate the enumeration schemes recommended in …

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The Tyranny of Times New Roman

In a recent post on one space versus two, I cited The Complete Manual of Typography, by James Felici. Since then, I’ve continued reading this …

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Terminology Relating to Obligations

I’ve been working on my preferred wording for recurring components of M&A contracts, such as the conditions to closing. This task has forced me to …

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Words That Don’t Belong in a Contract

Earlier this week, during a marathon session of grading law-school assignments, my thoughts turned to words that, as a general matter, have no place in …

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