Stark is the editor-in-chief and an author of the treatise, Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate, which analyzes the “standardized” one-size fits all provisions that appear at the end of a contract. The book covers 20 provisions including choice of law, assignment and delegation, notice, arbitration, merger, and severability. Traditionally, lawyers use the term “boilerplate” to refer to the drafting and negotiating commercial contracts pdf, “one size fits all” provisions that generally appear at the end of a contract, including choice of law, notice, arbitration, force majeure and assignments. Lawyers often take these provisions for granted, forgetting that significant business and legal issues lurk within them.
Costly problems arise when drafters are unaware of the latest cases or fail to reconsider when an off-the-rack provision actually meets the needs of the transaction. Each chapter tackles a different contractual provision, over 20 in all, and analyzes why it is important, what the key legal and business issues are, what is negotiable and what is not, and how best to draft the provision to suit a particular transaction. This remarkable book will give you a competitive edge—and a new understanding and appreciation of language you’ve seen countless times. This book deserves to become a standard reference text in law firm libraries and a regular source for any lawyer implementing or litigating a commercial transaction. Stark should be congratulated for putting together a fine book, and for presenting the topic in a concise and readable format. 2017 Stark Legal Education, Inc. Practical training for practicing lawyers.
How to Write a Legal Contract. It is important to include the appropriate information in a contract to protect all parties and ensure fairness. Determine whether you need a contract. If you are exchanging something of significant value with someone, such as your labor or services, intellectual property, or material goods, you should have a contract in place. For many people, common situations that involve contracts include purchasing a home, selling or buying a car, or beginning employment. Other common situations could include hiring a construction crew to remodel your house, offering your services for a certain period of time, or publishing a creative work, such as a book. Be aware of the basic requirements of all contracts.