Bibliographic Details

A manual of style for contract drafting / Kenneth A. Adams.

Author / Creator Adams, Kenneth A., 1961- author.
Edition Third edition.
Imprint Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, Business Law Section, [2013]
Description xxxiv, 477 pages ; 26 cm
Language English
Subject Contracts -- United States -- Language.
Contracts -- United States.
Legal composition.
Contracts -- Interpretation and construction.
Legal composition.
United States.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors American Bar Association. Section of Business Law.
ISBN 9781614388036 (spiral bound)
1614388032 (spiral bound)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 457) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • The characteristics of optimal contract language
  • The front of the contract
  • Categories of contract language
  • Layout
  • The back of the contract
  • Defined terms
  • Sources of uncertainty in contract language
  • "Reasonable efforts" and its variants
  • "Material" and "material adverse change"
  • References to time
  • Ambiguity of the part versus the whole
  • Syntactic ambiguity
  • Selected usages
  • Numbers and formulas
  • Provisions specifying drafting conventions
  • Typography
  • Drafting as writing
  • Amendments
  • Letter agreements
  • Drafting corporate resolutions.