Viewing: Ken Adams

Drafting Clearer Contracts 2017

Yesterday, I finally had the opportunity to attend Ken Adams's Drafting Clearer Contracts seminar, when he brought his world tour to St. Louis. I've known Ken from the blogosphere and Twitter for several years, but we'd not met until this week. I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar and came away inspired and motivated to continue to […] Read More

Can the Crowd Produce a Decent Contract?

Bill Carleton wrote a piece last week about law firm Gunderson Dettmer making form agreements available on Docracy’s website. In case you haven’t heard of Docracy, here’s how the web company describes itself: Docracy is a social repository of legal documents. Our mission is to make useful legal documents freely available to the public. We […] Read More

From the Interwebs: Plain Language, China Law, Tattoos

Here are a few of the pieces from the social web I enjoyed reading recently. I shamelessly stole the idea from Bradley B. Clark, who writes the Texas Law Blog. I don't know who he lifted the idea from.... There's always something interesting going on at Ken Adams's The Koncise Drafter for folks who are […] Read More

Koncision: One Giant Leap

To compare Koncision's launch of its first product to humanity's first steps on the moon would be a bit of hyperbole to be sure, but Koncision does represent a major step toward rationalizing the provision of legal services. Koncision is a web-based application that combines the power of document assembly with high-quality contract templates. It's […] Read More

The Reading List: The Koncise Drafter

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 […] Read More