Resources for drafting and negotiating better contracts.

Guides & Checklists

Is Your Arbitration Clause Complete?

How do you know you drafted an effective arbitration clause? Download this ebook for a helpful checklist.

Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses

Arbitration is a great option for those who want to resolve issues out of court. But how do you ensure your arbitration clause is enforceable?

Contracts from the Beginning

Set a strong foundation for your next contract with this thorough ebook on Term Sheets.

Commercial Lease Terms to Protect Your Small Business Client

Drafting equitable commercial leases requires careful attention to both landlord and tenant. This ebook has a handy checklist that can help.

Contract Teardown

Draft Garden Leave Agreements that Fit Your Goals

In jurisdictions where non-competes are disallowed or infeasible, how do you keep former employees from undermining the company’s goals? According to attorney Sean Greaney, you might try a so-called “garden leave agreement.”

How to Explain Modern Copyright Rules to Clients

Clients often want to own all the assets but none of the risk. This is especially true with creative work where copyright can have enormous value but distribution can create all kinds of trouble. How do you nudge your clients toward good ownership rules?

How Informal Can A Consultant Agreement Be?

In today’s episode, we look at a consultant agreement, which appears to be a simple 3-page document until we start digging into the nuances and missing pieces. Arthur Baker, a commercial real estate and business law attorney in Florida, joins us to share his experiences as in-house counsel for a global real estate company before starting his own firm. He delves into the critical questions both parties must ask, the significance of ownership and the clarity when drafting deliverables. As we read this document, we’ll see how the parties’ relationship status influences the contract’s language. So, let’s tear it down.

Protecting Companies & Employees with Confidential Separation Agreements

When an employee leaves a company, they usually take with them proprietary secrets and other insider knowledge. In order to protect the business, many employers have their soon-to-be former worker sign a confidential separation agreement. These allow both parties to move forward with a shared understanding of what constitutes privileged information. They also clarify other important parting business, such as what the company considers to be non-competition and what constitutes a fair severance package.

Drafting

Y-Combinator SAFE Agreement Briefing

Matias expounds on his teardown of the Y Combinator SAFE Agreements, discussing why this document is important and some of the common practices to watch out for.

Cannabis Simple Agreement for Future Equity

The primary goal of the cannabis Safe is to address the regulatory complexities that come with raising money in the industry. For example, depending on whether a company is raising a priced round (i.e., selling equity at a fixed valuation) or a convertible security round (i.e., a Safe or convertible note), each triggers different regulatory reporting and/or approval processes.

Negotiation Skills – Art of Manipulation

The role of lawyers in a transaction ranges not only from document drafting and reviewing but also to negotiating. In fact, from my perspective, drafting and reviewing documents are the basic skills that each and every lawyer must be well-equipped with while negotiation technique is what defines an outstanding lawyer.

How to Write an International Commercial Arbitration Agreement

Successfully crafting an international commercial arbitration agreement requires the writer to incorporate certain fundamental elements into the text.

Featured

Law Insider Completes First Legal Tech Investment and Distribution Partnership with Inkly

Law Insider Completes First Legal Tech Investment and Distribution Partnership with Inkly

Law Insider Announces Partnership with Eigen Technologies

Law Insider, the leading contract and clause database, today announces an exclusive partnership with Eigen Technologies, the global Document AI technology provider.

Cannabis Simple Agreement for Future Equity

The primary goal of the cannabis Safe is to address the regulatory complexities that come with raising money in the industry. For example, depending on whether a company is raising a priced round (i.e., selling equity at a fixed valuation) or a convertible security round (i.e., a Safe or convertible note), each triggers different regulatory reporting and/or approval processes.

Law Insider Announces Content Partnership with Laura Frederick

Law Insider is announcing today its partnership with attorney and contracts expert Laura Frederick.

Webinars

Force Majeure Webinar with Farshad Ghodoosi

Force majeure clauses are a hot topic in the post-Covid world. But how can you make more data-informed drafting and counsel decisions for your clients? Professor Farshad Ghodoosi shared his substantive research of thousands of force majeure clauses and cases during an exclusive Law Insider webinar. His insights clarify how courts treat force majeure language and help you craft better clauses.

How to Negotiate Compliance Contract Provisions

Ethics and compliance concerns pervade today’s business world. Companies worry about everything from conflicts of interest to ethics to anti-bribery. Because of their importance, it is critical that we properly address compliance in our contracts. Everyone who works with contracts needs to know what compliance provisions should say and how to negotiate them.

How to Negotiate Payment Contract Provisions

Precise and clear price and payment contract provisions are critical to the success of every commercial deals. While most attorneys and professionals have no problems drafting simple price and payment provisions, they may find themselves challenged when the terms and issues become more complex.

How to Negotiate Cybersecurity Contract Provisions

In this on-demand webinar, our host Laura Frederick speaks with Raella Dyke, Deal Support Lead, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk & Compliance at HP, and Carlyn Epstein, Corporate Counsel at The Clorox Company.