Venturing into Substance

In this post from last November, I suggested that the glory days of this blog are over. That might have been a bit premature.

In that post, I said that my focus will be building contracts that comply with my guidelines. I now realize—duh—that that will involve wrestling with all sorts of substantive issues. For an example of that, consider this post from a week ago. It relates to how to address a particular issue in a confidentiality agreement, and it was prompted by my work for LegalSifter. (More about that here.)

I wouldn’t be surprised to see many such posts in the future, because the world of contract substance is way bigger than the world that MSCD addresses, the world of contract usages.

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.