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Transactional Drafting   

Learn techniques for drafting transactional documents.

Transactional legal professionals negotiate, draft and interpret contracts. This course will teach the provisions included in different types of general contracts, M&A documents and SEC documents. You will also learn drafting standards and work hands-on drafting, interpreting and negotiating various document provisions.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Learn techniques for drafting transactional documents.
  1. Introduction
  2. Client Focus
  3. Structure
  4. Sentences
  5. Legalese
  6. Defined Terms
  7. Grammatical Concerns
  8. Examples

What you will learn

  • Tools for effective transactional writing and drafting, including plain English
  • Tips for effective and efficient speed in drafting
  • Warning signs in "cookie-cutter" documents
  • Important terminology in representations and warranties
  • Strategies for structuring the deal in your contracts

How you will benefit

  • Build a solid foundation of first-year law school topics.


Transactional Drafting
Fee: $115.00
Dates: 5/1/2022 - 7/31/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

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