As a preview of the three-hour workshop before the LES 2015 Annual Meeting in October in New York, learn a series of "pro-tips" to help you speed up your drafting and (equally important) the other side’s legal review. In addition, play a special "word association" game as a reminder of the issues that might need to be addressed in your contract.



This panel discussion will cover the following topic areas:

  • Checklists of questions to help you brainstorm points to cover in contracts with handy mnemonic acronyms.
  • "Canary-in-the-coal-mine" clauses to help you identify "difficult" counterparties.
  • Pairs of clauses that should be joined at the hip — for example, a drafter asking for an indemnity obligation should always at least consider including an insurance requirement to fund the indemnity.
  • “Time bomb" clauses that, if proposed, might someday blow up in the proponent's face.
  • The differences between "don't kick a sleeping dog" clauses and "offer the guard dog some hamburger" clauses.
  • Relationship-nurturing clauses that can be used to help avoid disputes in the first instance, not just resolve them.
  • And more!
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
July 08, 2015 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Registration Fee:
July 2015: Getting a Workable Contract to Signature Sooner
Speaker Information
D. C. Toedt III   [ view bio ]
Susan Stoddard, Ph.D.   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada)
CLE (California): 1.50
LES Member Price:$0.00