Redraft This Sentence, MSCD Style

This morning I encountered the following sentence on EDGAR:

Therefore, the obligations of the Sellers under this Agreement, including, without limitation, the Sellers’ obligation to sell the Shares to the Purchaser, shall be enforceable by a decree of specific performance issued by any court of competent jurisdiction, and appropriate injunctive relief may be applied for and granted in connection therewith.

It’s nothing special—I just happened to be searching for contracts using the phrase “special performance.” I haven’t looked closely at it; all I know is that it needs help.

I invite anyone with time on their hands to take a crack at redrafting it following MSCD guidelines. As usual, the first question I’d ask myself is, What category of contract language should it be?

I’ll offer my attempt early next week.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.