Barnett's A Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts, 2d

West Academic Publishing
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Short & Happy Guides
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eBook - Lifetime digital access to the eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes.


Contracts play a large part in advising companies as they transact business in today’s unique environment. This book modernizes the teaching of contract law by providing a current perspective on negotiating contracts, thoughtfully explaining complex legal concepts and providing useful practitioner tips and insights based on decades of hands-on experience.

Written by an experienced General Counsel and lecturer at Columbia Law School, A Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts empowers readers to learn the main terms found in nearly all business contracts. The newly released updated version explores in greater depth contract clauses that have become particularly relevant in recent times, such as force majeure clauses and data security and privacy terms, as well as many other key provisions that have become a focal point during these unique and unprecedented times.

A Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts is a must read for anyone who wants to truly understand how practitioners negotiate business contracts and avoid common pitfalls. It will be an essential playbook that will be kept on your desk and referenced frequently when learning how to draft effective business contracts.