Kanye West’s Contract in Plain English

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In this episode of the Contract Teardown Show we revisit Kanye West’s leaked recording contract with drafting expert Ross Guberman.

Ross and Mike dig into Kanye’s request for plain language drafting and whether it’s even realistic. They talk about differentiating between archaic language that’s necessary and archaic language you should cut, as well as tools you can use to identify that language and examples of a couple of companies tackling the issue. Ross describes a counselor that can thread this very tough plain language needle. So, let’s tear it down.


Kanye’s Full Contracts: https://www.lawinsider.com/resources/featured/kanyes-contracts-full-pdf


Ross Guberman
Ross Guberman
President @ Legal Writing Pro LLC
Mike Whelan
Mike Whelan
CEO @Lawyer Forward

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