Templates

If you want to apply the MSCD enumeration scheme to your contracts, Ken Adams recommends that you consider using the Numbering Assistant.

But the Numbering Assistant won’t help you format the unnumbered paragraphs at the front and the back of the contract. And some people won’t want to bother with the Numbering Assistant. So you might find useful the following Word documents:

  • Template 1. Contains the the format for the front of the contract.
  • Template 2. Contains the format for the back of the contract (featuring a concluding clause that refers to a date in the introductory clause).
  • Template 3. Contains the format for the back of the contract (featuring a concluding clause that refers to dated signatures).
  • Template 4. Contains the format for the “articles” version of the MSCD enumeration scheme (without “style separators,” which the Numbering Assistant uses).
  • Template 5. Contains the format for the “sections” version of the MSCD enumeration scheme (without “style separators,” which the Numbering Assistant uses).

And as a bonus, go here for a sample unanimous written consent of a board of directors.

But please bear in mind that Ken Adams uses the Numbering Assistant because, to his embarrassment, he’s a duffer at Word styles. When it comes to Word styles, these templates are all improvised.

You could apply the format of any of the above templates to one of your documents, either by saving the template and adding your text to it or by copying and pasting text from the template to one of your documents (as long as you use the appropriate “paste option”).

If you have any questions regarding features contained in these templates, please consult A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting.