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.
This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.
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.
Really excellent instructor. One of the best that I've seen.
Speaker was really engaging!
There was a lot of information in this program that I will use in my practice.
awesome super smart and cute too not boring more from this speaker please very good content
It was my mistake for not realizing this was aimed at law students/junior lawyers. The speaker was excellent, it was just not useful at my current level of experience.
Very good course!
I have been practicing Contract Drafting and Negotiation for about 17 years, and this was excellent to hear from the "Litigation" point of view. Great presentation.
Very well presented lecture with excellent follow-up references.
Sound advice and practical details
Very thorough and understandable.
Really enjoyed the presenter and content. One of the most content-rich CLEs I've seen this year.
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.
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.
This was a great refresher on contracts. Very helpful and informative. Thank you!
Excellent presentation with a lot of great examples and details. Great refresher for any practitioner.
Great, usable practice tips.
Very, Very outstanding!! Excellent Presenter!! First rate , fine fellow.
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.
Thorough and informative - nicely done
very informative and insightful
good practical presentation.
This was a thorough and well-presented program.
Excellent primer on contract provisions and issues
great felt like I was in school again, easily explained and good example
The course is well-organized and very helpful.
Very good.confidence from experience.