Monthly Archives: February 2007

“Sticky Contracts”

I just learned a new term—”sticky contracts.” It refers to the tendency of drafters to stick with a given form contract, even if it contains …

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Rethinking “Material” and “Material Adverse Change”

I should have had enough of material and material adverse change, given that I discuss materiality in chapter 7 of MSCD, in this law review …

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Third Toronto “Intensive Contract Drafting Workshop”

On Monday, April 30th and Tuesday, May 1st, I’ll be in Toronto giving my third “Intensive Contract Drafting Workshop,” as usual under the auspices of …

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“That” and “Which”

I’m grateful to David Gurfein, an associate in the New York office of Cozen O’Connor, for informing me of AIU Insurance Co. v. Robert Plan …

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New Article on Using Wikis in Contract Drafting

Today’s issue of the New York Law Journal contains my first bi-monthly “Contract Drafting” column. It’s in the inaugural issue of a new monthly section, …

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Simplifying Contracts

Reader David Munn recently wrote this item regarding an interview in which Tim Cummins of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management asked the …

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New Jersey Business Law Symposium

On March 9th I’ll be one of the speakers at the 2007 Business Law Symposium organized by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. …

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Superfluous Provisions

A reader recently sent me the following email: I’d appreciate your comments on an issue that’s been plaguing me off and on. I often see …

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Yesterday’s Seminar in New York

My New York “Contract Drafting—Language and Layout” seminar took place yesterday. I haven’t yet reviewed the evaluations, but the participants appeared to have found it …

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“Termination” and “Expiration”

During a recent in-house seminar, a participant took issue with one of my sample provisions, namely This agreement terminates on August 23, 2007. The participant …

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A New “Or” Case!

Last Monday I posted this blog item about how St. John’s Law Review had published a new article by me and Alan Kaye entitled Revisiting …

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Adding Electronic Signatures to Contracts

If you want to know more about what’s involved in adding an electronic signature to a contract, I suggest that you look at this post …

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