Every Contract is a Litigation Waiting to Happen

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.


Program Co-Moderators:
Bart Breinin
Paul Ellis Law Group LLC
Jack Lerner
Vice President, Corporate Counsel
Prudential Financial Inc.

  • Agreements form the basis of nearly everything lawyers do. From vendor arrangements to asset purchases to non-compete agreements, contracts are essential to almost every practice area. Commercial lawyers who draft contracts tend to be primarily aware only of the business interests contemplated by the contract. But another essential part of contract drafting, sometimes overlooked, is the need to minimize the likelihood of future disputes. Commercial lawyers, in drafting agreements, need to fully understand all facets of the deal and conceptualize those areas where problems/disputes could arise down the road, and preemptively address these potential situations through her/his drafting skills. In this CLE, the faculty will discuss key contract “anti-litigation” drafting principles. The first half of the program will focus on various considerations to take into account when drafting mergers and acquisitions transactions. During the second half, the panel will provide tips on drafting standard contract clauses to mitigate future litigation.

    Live Program & Webcast: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members | $219 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (earliest admission 2016-2018 in any state or country), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.


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  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.5 Skills
    New Jersey:


  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    In-House Counsel | Jack Lerner & Daniel K. Wiig, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org