Intermediate Skills for Drafting Commercial Contracts: Turning a good Agreement into an Exceptional One

Originally held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Program Chair:

Jason Aylesworth
Sendroff & Baruch, LLP

  • This program is particularly helpful for lawyers who have participated in the Basics of Drafting Commercial Contracts, as well as lawyers who are looking to sharpen their negotiating and drafting skills.  This course will cover pre-drafting principals of negotiation to maximize the terms and conditions of a deal on behalf of your client, and how to use carefully crafted provisions to add more value to the agreement.  Attendees will have a deeper understanding of the benefits and risks involved with choosing clarity over ambiguity in commercial documents.

    OnDemand: $179 for Members | $279 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (earliest admission 2017-2019 in any state or country), Judges (and their staff), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introduction/General Overview
    6:05 pm – 6:10 pm Quick and Brief Recap of the Framework of a Contract (and its exceptions)
    6:10 pm – 6:15 pm Hypothetical:  The Deal Between the Parties
    6:15 pm – 6:30 pm Negotiating to Your Advantage
    6:30 pm – 6:40 pm The Art of the Covenant
    6:40 pm – 6:50 pm Solidifying the Reps and Warranties
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm The Benefits of Conditions
    7:00 pm – 7:10 pm Break
    7:10 pm – 7:15 pm Quick Recap
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Translating Terms into Provisions

    • Monetary calculations and distributions
    • Formulas
    • Definitions
    • Term and Termination
    • Remedies
    • Assignments
    • Endgame Provisions
    8:00 pm – 8:10 pm Break
    8:10 pm – 8:15 pm Quick Recap
    8:15 pm – 8:50 pm Fine-tuning Your Contract

    • Formatting
    • Removing and Replacing Legalese
    • Checking for Consistency
    • Avoiding Ambiguity
    8:50 pm – 9:00 pm Conclusion/Recap/Q&A

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
     3.0 Skills
    New Jersey:
     3.3 General
    2.5 General
     2.5 General

    Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships Manager | (212) 382-6608 |