United States: Farewell From Drafting Points
Last Updated: August 13 2015

Alas, my time at Reed Smith has come to an end and with it comes the end of Drafting Points. Writing posts for the blog has been an enjoyable and cathartic process for me. Some key take-aways from the posts:

  • Seek to adopt a set of drafting rules and principles to be applied consistently across contracts (regardless of the subject matter of those contracts).
  • Continually refine and question the efficacy of those rules and principles.
  • For each business point that needs to be conveyed in a contract, identify which category of contract drafting language is applicable and employ your drafting rules and principles accordingly.
  • Be prepared to bend and even break your drafting rules and principles if the practicalities of the situation warrant doing so. But do so with eyes wide open.
  • Keep on questioning conventional wisdom regarding contract drafting. Always seek to improve.

Thanks to Reed Smith and to all the subscribers and visitors to Drafting Points. Hopefully, the site has given you some food for thought, whether or not you agree with the positions that I take on contract drafting.

And I'm not hanging up my contract-drafting spurs. You'll see me out there in the contract-drafting arena, preaching the good word of quality contract drafting.

All the best, and thank you.


To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.

Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.

Some comments from our readers…
“The articles are extremely timely and highly applicable”
“I often find critical information not available elsewhere”
“As in-house counsel, Mondaq’s service is of great value”

Press Releases from this Firm
Recent Content from this Firm
By Jillian Petrera, Jason Gordon
By Steven Boranian
By Mark Francis, David Krone, Gerard Stegmaier
By Debra McCurdy
By Stephen J. McConnell
By David Gutowski, Matthew Setzer
By Debra McCurdy
By Kelley Chittenden, Jason Gordon
By Michelle Yeary
By Robert Jaworski
Font Size: