The Craft of Contract Drafting: How to Write Great Agreements

Streams live on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 01:00pm EDT

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Course Information

Course Description

Contract “draftsmanship” is something of a lost art in a world where legal forms have become ubiquitous in the marketplace. Despite that, it is as important as ever for attorneys, especially in-house counsel, to adeptly navigate various contractual structures and help their clients avoid the many pitfalls associated with using boilerplate forms. This program, presented by Todd Kulkin, will provide practical advice to attorneys as to how to structure their agreements to hit the right deal points, mitigate risk for their clients, and set up their transactions for success

Learning Objectives:

  1. Shift and mitigate risk using varied contractual techniques
  2. Structure and negotiate contracts to serve your client’s business model
  3. Dissect the anatomy of an agreement and how to leverage it for your client’s benefit
  4. Identify practical points of “draftsmanship” which are not taught in law school
  5. Analyze “boilerplate clauses” and be equipped to use them to your client’s advantage 

Credit Information

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Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.