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.
In today's fast-paced business environment, it is important to know the general legal framework governing contract law and the essential elements necessary to create an enforceable contract.
In this course, you will gain the tools you need to navigate legal contracts. You will spend time exploring various bodies of law, breaking down the elements necessary for an enforceable contract and recognizing opportunities to avoid the inadvertent creation of enforceable contractual obligations. Though this course does not teach you how to become a lawyer, it will enable you to become a better "client" to lawyers in your legal department or outside counsel. By the end of this course, you will become more skilled at recognizing possible legal issues at an early stage in order to avoid future contractual disputes.
Key Course Takeaways
- Distinguish among the various bodies of law that govern contracts
- Identify the essential elements necessary for an enforceable contract, anticipate challenges, and recognize barriers to enforceability
- Identify how to avoid the inadvertent creation of enforceable contractual obligations
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Business professionals in any sector
- Leaders and executives who engage with legal professionals
- Compliance officers
- Procurement professionals