Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice
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In fourteen lessons, Contract Drafting by Lenne Eidson Espenschied serves as a complete how-to guide for lawyers new to transactional practice or for more experienced lawyers looking to reinforce their skills. This clearly written guide explains how the drafting process works; how transactional lawyers work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests. It is a supremely practical guide that is straightforward and to the point, organized for ease of use and full of important tips and techniques. In addition to the fundamentals, Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice also covers advanced drafting techniques for avoiding ambiguity by making better word choices, crafting strong sentences, and eliminating contextual ambiguity. With this book as a resource at their fingertips, a contract drafter will be well equipped to create powerful, to-the-point prose in transactional practice. Lenne Eidson Espenschied practiced transactional law for almost 25 years and the book is rooted in her experience. This book is a realistic resource that can even be used to teach drafting skills to law students. Each of the 14 chapters contains about a week's worth of material, with allowances for classroom discussion of graded assignments and special research projects.