Contracts Law Basics & Best Practices

Focus on the central principles of contract law and gain the tips and techniques for negotiating better contract terms.
Legal / Contracts

COO Contract Law Basics Execsense

Format          50 Minute Lesson
Chapters       9
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      COO / President / Managing Director
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines contracts, material terms, and the importance of negotiations. Take the 50 minutes to view this webcast to learn how to identify ineffective contractual language and create stronger, more precise agreements.

This lesson is led by an expert on the topic, Paul Menes (Owner of Menes Entertainment and Law), and focuses on specific areas of contracts that every executive should be aware of including approvals, warranties, indemnity clauses, and more.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • What the fundamental principles of contract law are, and how to use them and other concepts to your advantage when negotiating to get clearer, stronger agreements
  • The importance of tone during contract negotiations, and why the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page are actually more important than the concepts themselves
  • A specific and comprehensive rundown of terms that should be avoided in contract negotiations, along with a series of tips and techniques that can help you spot and eliminate vague language
  • How to create stronger, more specifically worded licensing agreements, consents and approvals, warranties, indemnity clauses, and other major types of contract
  • How to avoid inadvertent contracts that can open your business up to legal unexpected trouble, and why digital correspondence has created a host of new contractual risks that you may not know about

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Paul Menes
Co-Head of Entertainment and Digital Media, ADLI Law Group P.C.
Contracts Law


Paul I. Menes is the AV-rated (Preeminent) Co-Head of Entertainment and Media at ADLI Law Group P.C. He provides “Creative Law for Creative Endeavors”, to select clients in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia.

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Bringing his unique background, philosophy, and over 30 years’ experience to our practice, Paul is not just a transactional lawyer—he’s a business lawyer. He’s always focused on his clients’ overall, long term objectives, not just on the individual transactions or matters that are only a part of them. Paul has always represented clients in many facets of an industry. He has a global view and unique understanding of how all the moving parts of a deal need to interact for a client to be successful in it and how to structure, write and negotiate deals accordingly.

Prior to joining ADLI Law Group P.C., Paul was principal attorney at his own practice, Menes Entertainment and Media Law, as well as a name partner or principal in other firms.

Paul is a member of the California, Los Angeles County, and Beverly Hills Bar Associations, and speaks, writes and is interviewed or quoted often. Examples include Entertainment Law and Finance, The Financial Times, MUSEXPO, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Digital Music News, and several law schools, legal and business conferences.

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