A manual of style for contract drafting

Adams, Kenneth A., 1961- author
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  • Creator Kenneth A. Adams
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Fourth edition. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Business Law Section, [2017]
  • Physical Details
    • xliii, 547 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9781634259644, 1634259645
  • OCLC on1006738433

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (page 515) and index.

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 uncertain meaning 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 -- Internal rules of interpretation -- Typography -- Drafting as writing -- Amendments -- Letter agreements