Class #02 Chapters 1 and 2 (philosophy of drafting and contract drafting)

Contract Short Form Template

Letter of Intent Template

Text Expander macro app for Mac and Windows

Strunk & White

Jury Verdict Forms for Contract Cases

Statutory Notary Clauses in Florida

Jim’s Basic Drafting Tips

Where to Get Online Forms at Stetson Law Library

Table of Contents for Lexis Southeast Transaction Guide

Table of Contents for West Florida Jur Forms Legal and Business

Table of Contents for Lexis Rabkin & Johnson Current Legal Forms

Where to Search Online Public Records for Contract Parties

Review Assignment #1 Letter of Intent

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Assignment #2

Contract Drafting

Contract for Sale of Business

Facts: ABC Corporation owns the WEAR ME OUT clothing store in Tampa, Florida, and is selling it to XYZ, LLC for $250,000 payable $50,000 cash at closing and $200,000 by promissory note payable over 5 years secured by security agreement on the assets being sold. You are ABC’s lawyer. Create additional facts as needed for this exercise.

In-Class Drafting and Editing: 

  1. Drafting:
    1. Create a Word file in your class folder
    2. Name it: “[your last name] Contract sale business d1 [date]”
    3. Draft the contract for sale, from the title through the first four paragraphs
    4. Do not place your name in the contract itself, just in the file name
    5. You have 15 minutes

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Out-of-Class Reading and Drafting:

  1. Read and study Chapters 3 and 4  (legislative drafting and rules of interpretation)
  2. Drafting:
    1. Finish drafting the contract d3
    2. Email d3 file to jwmartin@law.stetson.edu by TUESDAY 2/4/2020
  3. Prepare for Class #3 annual Inns of Court by reading over the sample of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by speaker James Forman, Jr. here and notice the clarity of the writing:
    1. https://www.amazon.com/Locking-Up-Our-Own-Punishment/dp/0374537445/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=James+Forman+Jr&qid=1580132925&sr=8-1