Class #02 8/26/20 Chapters 1 and 2 (philosophy of drafting and contract drafting)

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Letter of Intent Template

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Review Assignment #1 Letter of Intent

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Assignment #2

Out-of-class reading and drafting assignment for next week:

  • XYZ, LLC owns the WEAR ME OUT clothing store in Tampa, Florida, and ABC Corporation is buying it from XYZ, LLC for $550,000 payable $100,000 cash at closing and $450,000 by promissory note payable over 10 years with interest at 8% per annum secured by a security agreement on all assets being sold. Pretend you are a law clerk for ABC’s lawyer. [Create additional facts as needed for this exercise.]
    • Draft a contract for purchase of business of up to 2 pages in length.
    • Name the file: “[student last name] Contract for purchase of business [date]”.
    • Self-assess the document:
      • Title
      • Parties
      • Date
      • Page numbers
      • Spelling
  • Read and study Chapters 3 and 4 (legislative drafting and rules of interpretation) in the required text.
  • Read over the next class web page at www.contractdrafting.org .
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