Commercially Savvy Lawyer Contract Negotiation & Drafting Bootcamp

5 Days

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Cohort-based Course

This course is for you if you're a lawyer or business person who wants to learn or improve your contract negotiation & drafting skills.

Course overview

Go From Bumbling to Confident in this 10-Hour Intensive Bootcamp Over 1 Week

If you work with contracts and feel like you don't know what you're doing, the Commercially Savvy Lawyer© (CSL) might be for you.


CSL will answer any questions you still have & give you a commercially savvy approach and tools to negotiate and draft contracts like a pro.

You Handle Contracts and Commercial Matters BUT You STILL Feel Lost

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You are a lawyer or business person who deals with contracts but you still have questions and lack confidence, skills, and know-how.

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This course is for anyone who wants to develop a holistic, winning, and commercially savvy approach to contract negotiation and drafting.

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Join this course for a deep dive into contract negotiation and drafting. The course will have lecture components and interactive components.

Learn The Commercially Savvy Lawyer© approach to contract negotiation and drafting so you can negotiate and draft like a pro

Go from Novice to Expert in 1 Week

CSL will cover everything from the basics to the intricacies of contract negotiation and drafting. No question is too basic. I will teach you and give you opportunities to apply the knowledge with drafting exercises.

Get The Commercially Savvy Lawyer© Approach So You Can Negotiate and Draft Contracts Without Bumbling or Anxiety

Give students an idea of how they can expect to grow throughout your course. Include specificity and precise results so students can benchmark exactly what they’ll learn.

Negotiate and Draft Seamless Contracts That Cover All The Bases and Leave your Counterparts in Awe

If you deal with contracts but bumble through contract negotiations and drafting while secretly hoping it will all end soon, this course will teach you how to manage the contract negotiation and drafting process like a seasoned contract professional.

Become Fluent in Contract Terminology So You Can Handle Contract Negotiation and Draft Competently and Fearlessly.

If you don't know when to sign the NDA, what "Recitals" or "Boilerplates" are at the start of The Commercially Savvy Lawyer© course, you will definitely know the who, what, where, when, how, and why of contract negotiation and drafting at the end of the course.

What's In the Bootcamp?

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From Macro to Micro: Wrap your head around the deal, develop an approach and strategy to contract negotiation

In this 90-minute module, you will learn a macro approach to contract negotiation and drafting, including:



  • The NDA review & execution
  • Different types of contracts
  • Questions to ask before you start the negotiation
  • When to negotiate collaboratively & when to do it combatively
  • Setting the cadence
  • What to look for


You'll do an in-class negotiation.

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Elements of the Contract

In this 90-minute module, you will learn about the basic elements of the contract, including:



  • How to start - the top of the contract (parties, effective date)
  • Recitals and their purpose
  • Definitions & interpretation section
  • Analysis of key Commercial provisions
  • Analysis of boilerplates
  • Annexes


You will also learn some writing tips.

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Issue Spotting: The Initial Review

In this 90-minute module, you will learn how to do the first issue-spotting redline commentary on the contract draft, including:


  • How to redline with confidence
  • How to comment with confidence
  • Issue spotting: key provisions
  • Getting input from your team & senior management


You will have an opportunity to apply the lessons of this module in class.

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A Closer Look at Key Provisions

In this 90-minute module, you will have an opportunity to take a closer look at some "key" provisions and their implications, including:



  • How to incorporate the Recitals so they are meaningful
  • Scope of the Contract
  • The Term and Termination
  • Payment Terms
  • Governing Law


You will have the chance to apply the lessons from this and previous modules.

05

More Key Provisions and Attachments

In this 90-minute module, you will look more closely at additional key provisions including:



  • Conditions precedent
  • Conditions consequent
  • Guarantees
  • Damages
  • Indemnities
  • Representations and warranties
  • Statements of Work
  • Exhibits, annexes, attachments, etc.


You will also have the chance to ask questions and apply the lessons of this module in class.

What people are saying

        During Sonya’s workshop I quickly realized there are only two types of attorneys: those you suspect are competent and those who prove they are...She fixes broken legal documents...she analyzed my Non-Disclosure, chopped it up, rewrote entire sections and added missing clauses."
William "Mac" McMeans

William "Mac" McMeans

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Meet your instructor

Sonya Shaykhoun, Esq., a British-educated, New York-qualified attorney

Sonya Shaykhoun, Esq., a British-educated, New York-qualified attorney

Sonya Shaykhoun, Esq., NY-qualified attorney with 18+ years of international legal experience

I am a British-educated, NY-qualified attorney based in Manhattan, where I own my own law practice, the Law Offices of Sonya Shaykhoun, Esq. My practice focuses on technology, media, telecommunications, aviation, and compliance. I have worked on a lot of satellite projects.


From 2004 to 2019, I supported iconic global companies like Orbit (now OSN) and Charles Russell Speechlys in Bahrain and Al Jazeera Media Network and Qatar Airways in Qatar.


I have had the privilege of working on some fascinating projects all around the world working with world-class counterparts. Over the course of my career, I have amassed a wealth of contract negotiation and drafting knowledge and skills and it is time to pass them on.

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Commercially Savvy Lawyer Contract Negotiation & Drafting Bootcamp

Cohort 3

$500 USD

Dates

Mar 25—29, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 24, 2024

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Boot Camp Schedule

10 hours over one week
  • One-Week Bootcamp (1/22 - 1/26)

    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST

    Don't worry if you cannot make the live sessions, they will be recorded. And you can email your questions in the group page.

  • Two Office Hours

    Two 1-hour Office Hours

    On Tuesday and Thursday evenings of the boot camp, I will have Office Hours to answer any of your burning questions.

Become a commercially savvy contract negotiator and drafter in one week!

Become a commercially savvy contract negotiator and drafter in one week!

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Join an upcoming cohort

Commercially Savvy Lawyer Contract Negotiation & Drafting Bootcamp

Cohort 3

$500 USD

Dates

Mar 25—29, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 24, 2024

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Bulk purchases

$500 USD

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