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Best Practices in Negotiating and Drafting Contracts

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Produced on December 15, 2018

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Course Information

Time 76 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Litigation

Course Description

What makes an effective, enforceable contract? Mr. Steven Bennett, a commercial litigator with 30 years of experience in contract-related disputes, suggests that clarity and simplicity are at the core of contract drafting and negotiation. This lecture explores essentials of contract drafting and negotiation in various contexts, focusing on how the intent of the parties is key to constructing a foolproof contract.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the essential goals in drafting a contract
  2. Recognize what is, and is not, a complete and enforceable contract
  3. Review the purposes of common contract terms

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.

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Steven C. Bennett

Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC

Steven C. Bennett's practice at Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC (New York City) focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm.


Charles W.

Very thorough and understandable.

Trevor M.

Excellent speaker.

Shaun S.

Well presented

rosemarie p.

Excellent presentation

Chelsey K.

Really enjoyed the presenter and content. One of the most content-rich CLEs I've seen this year.

Ruth R.

This was really an excellent review . I have handled some cases involving commercial leases, home construction and home improvements. It is a skill and an asset to understand the structure and construction of contracts. This presentation was very clear.

James D.

I heard the clapping at the end. First time I heard clapping on one of these courses. I would have clapped too if I had been there.

Pamela F.

This was a great refresher on contracts. Very helpful and informative. Thank you!

Fatima A.

Excellent presentation with a lot of great examples and details. Great refresher for any practitioner.

Sean Paul O.

Great, usable practice tips.

Keith B.

Very, Very outstanding!! Excellent Presenter!! First rate , fine fellow.

Hwesu M.


Richard W.

Superb Program

Chris W.

This was a very engaging presentation that provides an exceptional overview if you are either new to contracting or rusty. One of the best Lawline courses and I've done a ton of them of late.

Robert K.

Very good

Christine H.

Thorough and informative - nicely done

Yevgeny R.

very informative and insightful

Ralph P.

good practical presentation.

Paul A.

This was a thorough and well-presented program.

Victoria E.

Excellent primer on contract provisions and issues

Angela R.

great felt like I was in school again, easily explained and good example

Randall V.

Excellent program.


The course is well-organized and very helpful.

Daniel C.

Very good.confidence from experience.

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