Mark Underberg practiced corporate law for 30 years, advising directors and officers in corporate governance and other aspects of corporate law. Until 2012, he was a partner in the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He has a law degree from Cornell Law School.
How do you ensure a contract says what it means? This course provides tools to make certain that a contract reflects the goals of the parties and minimize the risk that a court will interpret a contract in a manner inconsistent with its intended business objectives.
In this course, you will explore how contract disputes arise as well as how and by whom they are resolved — an important starting point. You will become familiar with rules of construction that courts use when interpreting contracts and when courts infer terms — or fill the gaps — in contracts. You'll then redraft ambiguous language to promote clarity. This knowledge will put you in a better position to avoid unintended consequences of contractual provisions and ensure that your contracts reflect the business objectives they're designed to achieve.
The following course is required to be completed before taking this course:
- Creating Effective Contracts
Key Course Takeaways
- Understand how to avoid unintended consequences of contractual provisions
- Recognize general rules of construction that courts apply when interpreting contracts
- Draft contractual language with clarity to avoid future disputes
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Business professionals in any sector
- Leaders and executives who engage with legal professionals
- Compliance officers
- Procurement professionals