Recently a handful of people have in passing expressed to me the same sentiment: they don’t always agree with me. Given how often I hear this, I’ve long thought that my epitaph should be, “People didn’t always agree with him.” It seems pointless simply to tell me that you don’t always agree with me. What am I supposed to […]
Behold my five-thousandth tweet: The first rule of Traditional Contract Drafting Club is: Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the parties hereto ackn — Ken Adams (@KonciseD) June 2, 2016 If I say so myself, I think it’s pretty funny.
I’m pleased that I’ll be one of the speakers at the 2016 Clio Cloud Conference, which is being held in Chicago on 19 and 20 September. Clio is a leading cloud-based law-practice-management software. I don’t need that kind of software, so I have no first-hand experience with Clio. But I’m familiar with Clio’s general reputation, and I […]
I’ve long been aware of the challenges of translating contracts. Heck, back in 2004 I wrote one of my first articles, this one, on that subject. And in 2014 I did this webcast with eCPD Webinars. Last year Ruth Gámez and Fernando Cuñado came to my attention. They have an active online presence, with their website and their […]
In my post on no-reliance language (here), I link to this blog post by Glenn West. In it, Glenn doesn’t mess about. He mentions me right off the bat. And he drops the G-bomb. That’s right—guru. It’s a label that has stuck with me, probably thanks to this 2007 article in the Canadian periodical The […]
While trawling through caselaw, I encountered Gingras v. Avery, 90 Conn. App. 585, 591, 878 A.2d 404, 408 (2005). It involved a fight over the following: The closing shall take place on or before sixty (60) days after subdivision approval; but in no event later than March 15, 2003. The developers of the property in question […]
The week of 29 February I’ll be in the Bay Area for meetings and an in-house seminar. If you’d like to take advantage of my being in the area, contact me.
Today I saw the following tweet: If you want to be a deals lawyer, read at least one new contract every day of your 2d and 3d years of law school. 1,000 before passing bar. — Kyle Mitchell (@kemitchell) December 12, 2015 @kemitchell is one of the good guys, so I don’t think he’ll mind if […]
Yes, I can see that you’re vehemently opposed to a recommendation I’ve made on a topic of interest to you. And yes, I know that you’ve been doing deals for twenty years. The problem is, for twenty years you’ve been relying on conventional wisdom. For twenty years, you’ve been paying the price for the lack […]