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“DON’T SIGN THAT YET!” SERIES: Tools and Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Traps in Commercial Contracts

February 12, 2013 • New York, NY

Contract negotiation skills and contract dispute experience are two great things that work even better together.  Some common contract provisions frequently generate litigation, either because they are unclear as drafted, or because they operate in an unexpected and undesirable way.  At Crowell & Moring, our corporate lawyers and our commercial litigators take a collaborative approach, using integrated corporate and litigation strategies to draft and structure contracts to reduce the likelihood of disputes.

Crowell & Moring invites you to attend a workshop hosted by the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Groups, to share the fruits of this unique, collaborative approach.  So plan to come with your sleeves rolled up to our decidedly un-fancy, but highly practical, workshop for those whose job it is to worry about getting contracts just right.

Workshop 1 – February 12, 2013

Topics Include:
  • When good might be better than best – “best efforts” vs. “good faith” vs. “commercially reasonable” standards.
  • What does “material” really mean anyway?
  • Consents -- how much discretion does one really have?
  • Recitals – what are they worth?
  • The Work for Hire Doctrine: how to draft an agreement that will make sure you get what you paid for, and avoid giving away valuable IP.

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