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10 Embarrassing Mistakes Good Lawyers Made in Drafting MSAs

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Drafting MSA's Webinar Bundle
Skills |  Miscellaneous |  Business & Commercial Law
Lenne' Espenschied
1 Hour



Are you making common errors in drafting MSAs? Using real examples from recent MSAs filed on the SEC's EDGAR database, we'll critique flagrant mistakes that diminish the enforceability of the MSA and potentially damage the credibility of the drafter.

In researching sample documents for her companion program "5 Things You Should Know about Drafting MSAs," our speaker noticed many awful errors:  

  • provisions creating illusory contracts;
  • important provisions being omitted;
  • ambiguous and ineffective definitions;
  • inconsistent provisions; 
  • and much more.  

In this fast-paced one hour program, learn about 10 potentially costly errors in "standard" services agreement forms, and how to avoid them to draft more competently and confidently.


Lenne' Espenschied, Next Level Contracts  

About the speaker:

Lenne' has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses.  She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association:  Contract Drafting:  Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed.  2019), and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011).  After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her corporate practice with a large, national law firm; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.  As a law school professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting; she is a contributing faculty member at West Legal Ed.  She speaks nationally at continuing legal education seminars and provides private training at law firms and corporate legal departments.  Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be more successful in transactional practice.