Contract Drafting Workshop for Supply Management Professionals

Date: April 06, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Instructor: Martin J. Carrara, Esq

Credits: 7 continuing education hours

Price: $350

Seminar Cost:  ISM-New York Members $350/ Non ISM-New York Members $400*

Course Description:  This seminar applies the principles of contract law to the contract document. This course, taught by an experienced commercial and transactional attorney, will help you gain better knowledge of how we can use the agreement as a tool to monitor and manage supplier performance and manage change control and contract compliance.   In taking this seminar you will learn how to draft contracts, including how to structure contract provisions, draft contract language to ensure enforceability avoid ambiguity, and how to use form agreements and contract drafting systems.  Participants will learn the objectives of a good contract, the various forms of contract, and the “anatomy” of a contract – why contracts are structured the way they are and the function and purpose of the various parts.  Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the terms and conditions in agreements, as we explain the legal reasons for the various terms, why we take certain positions from the purchaser’s perspective, and how to negotiate key issues that suppliers typically raise.

Topics Covered: This class is intended to be more hands on with a workshop format than other contract development seminars, and it will include break-out sessions and class exercises in drafting and reviewing contract language.   Preliminary Drafting Considerations, Using Recitals and Definitions, Structuring Contract Provisions, Conditions, Options and Obligations, Avoiding Ambiguity and Litigation, Drafting Key Contract Terms, Using Form Agreements and Dealing with Boilerplate Terms and using contract drafting and assembly systems will be covered.

Comments from ISM members that have taken this course:
“The instructor was very good. He knew how to present the subject matter in a way that would appeal to a diverse audience, worked to engage the audience, etc.”
“Marty was great.  He was so good that I had flashbacks to law school and started to panic at one point. :)”

Answering question to expectations “yes, it did and I have a better understanding of the legal language used in the contracts”

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