By Kenneth A. Adams
A handbook of favor for agreement Drafting, 3rd Edition is a uniquely in-depth survey of the construction blocks of agreement language. First released in 2004, it deals those that draft, overview, negotiate, or interpret contracts a substitute for the disorder of conventional agreement language and the fallacious traditional knowledge that perpetuates it. This guide has turn into a necessary source through the felony occupation, within the U.S. and internationally.
This manual's concentration is still tips on how to convey agreement phrases in prose that's freed from the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and different difficulties that afflict conventional agreement language. With unprecedented research and an unequalled point of useful aspect, Adams highlights universal resources of misunderstanding and recommends clearer and extra concise choices. This handbook is geared up to facilitate effortless reference, and it illustrates its research with various examples. seek advice it to save lots of time in drafting and negotiation and to lessen the danger of dispute.
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Slightly expanded. • Chapter 9 (“Material” and “Material Adverse Change”). Slightly expanded. • Chapter 10 (References to Time). Significantly expanded by integrating new material throughout. • Chapter 11 (Ambiguity of the Part Versus the Whole). Significantly expanded by adding a section on the ambiguity that arises when one of a series linked by or is modified by a conditional clause, and by adding a case study. Revised the sections on the effect of adjectives and cumulation of attributes. • Chapter 12 (Syntactic Ambiguity).
Significantly expanded by integrating new material throughout. • Chapter 11 (Ambiguity of the Part Versus the Whole). Significantly expanded by adding a section on the ambiguity that arises when one of a series linked by or is modified by a conditional clause, and by adding a case study. Revised the sections on the effect of adjectives and cumulation of attributes. • Chapter 12 (Syntactic Ambiguity). Significantly expanded by adding a section on closing modifiers with offsetting commas and a section on the serial comma.
Using a manual of style is the best way to promote precision. 63). Using a manual of style is the best way to promote consistency. But a manual of style is more than useful—it’s necessary. That’s because traditional contract language needs a thorough overhaul. In the eight years since the first edition of this manual, we’ve certainly seen progress—for one thing, interest in clear drafting has been sufficient to warrant a second edition and this third edition. Nevertheless, what the second edition had to say about the state of contract drafting remains true: All might seem well—the wheels of industry keep turning, and deals keep getting done.
A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting by Kenneth A. Adams