January 2011

Ever wonder why governing law provisions in contract boilerplate include a variation of the parenthetical “without giving effect to such state’s conflicts of law principles”? The answer is renvoi, which could result in the application of the laws of a state other than that chosen by the parties if the chosen state’s conflicts of law principles are followed.

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The Reading List—a regular feature of theContractsGuy—highlights blogs that are interesting enough that I check in regularly.

Ken Adams, the author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, began publishing The Koncise Drafter in December 2010. The blog is the successor to Adams’s widely-followed AdamsDrafting blog (“same pointy-headed contract stuff, different URL”). Adams moved his on-line forum to The Koncise Drafter when he launched Koncision Contract Automation (the website at least, if not yet the service), which will offer a subscription document-assembly service combining contract templates developed by Koncision with document assembly technology offered by ContractExpress. [click to continue…]

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Welcome to the inaugural post of theContractsGuy blog. Here is a little background about the person behind the blog and a broad-strokes description of what I have planned for future posts. One regular feature of the blog will be “the Reading List,” a spot highlighting a legal blog of interest. Be sure to subscribe to theContractsGuy RSS feed or check back Friday to see the first installment of the Reading List.

About theContractsGuy (the Guy)

This blog is a project of Brian Rogers, a corporate attorney licensed in Missouri and Illinois and practicing in St. Louis as a partner at Evans & Dixon, L.L.C. [click to continue…]

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