Ken Adams offers webcasts through West LegalEdcenter.

Drafting Clearer Contracts

Later in 2013 Ken will be recording a series of “Drafting Clearer Contracts” webcasts that explore topics discussed in his book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. Stay tuned!

The Structure of M&A Contracts

A clear understanding of how the parts of a mergers-and-acquisitions contract fit together is essential for anyone involved in M&A transactions. This webcast presents an overview based on the essential guide to this subject—Ken Adams’s groundbreaking book The Structure of M&A Contracts. (For more about this book, go here.) The speakers are Ken Adams and Steven Davidoff, the New York Times’s “Deal Professor.”

This webcast explores the connections between representations, obligations, conditions, indemnification provisions, and termination provisions. Topics covered include how to introduce representations, how to word the bringdown condition, the implications of “sandbagging,” and many others.

This webcast would be valuable to junior lawyers seeking a rigorous introduction to the subject and senior lawyers who wish to keep abreast of cutting-edge thinking. Registrants will receive, at no extra charge, a copy of The Structure of M&A Contracts.

Click here to go to the West LegalEdcenter page for this webcast.

Drafting and Reviewing Confidentiality Agreements

Confidentiality agreements play an essential but frustrating role in the transactional world. Essential because protecting one’s trade secrets and other confidential information plays an increasingly important role in business. Frustrating because lawyers and contract-management personnel spend an inordinate amount of time drafting and reviewing confidentiality agreements and wrestling with the subtle and awkward issues they often raise.

This program presents a practical, structured, and up-to-date overview of key topics relating to different kinds of confidentiality agreements. The speakers are Ken Adams, our president; Chris Lemens, general counsel of General Information Services, Inc.; and Glenn West, a partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Click here to go to the West LegalEdcenter page for this webcast. For some background, see this blog post.