Commercial Law & Bankruptcy On Demand Program 3/10/20
Commercial Law & Bankruptcy On Demand Program 3/10/20

How to Craft Strong, Enforceable Settlement Agreements

Presented by the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

With the majority of legal disputes (nearly 96%) being resolved in settlement, crafting strong, enforceable settlement agreements is critical. Most attorneys prepare to negotiate their case, but few get ready to write an effective settlement agreement that optimally addresses all of the issues between the parties and comports with statutory requirements. Learn about the overlooked do’s and don’ts of crafting enforceable settlement agreements and how to convert the risks, delays, and expenses of lawsuits into favorable solutions for your clients. The program will discuss:

-- Principles to follow to ensure an optimal drafting process and results, including substantive terms required for enforceable agreements;
-- New and relevant statutory and case law every attorney should keep in mind, as well as legal requirements for various settlement agreements;
-- Issues regarding enforceability – both during and after execution;
-- How to avoid potential traps during the preliminary settlement agreement and negotiation process;
-- Practical tips specific to settlement agreements following mediation;
-- The mystery behind boilerplate miscellaneous provisions included in settlement agreements, whether they are necessary and when, and points of caution;
-- How to identify desirable nonmonetary terms for the settlement, such as indemnity and confidentiality clauses and clearly enforceable payout schedules; and
Ethical issues faced during the settlement agreement process

Originally Recorded 3/10/20


Brian Kabateck, Kabateck LLP

Destiny Brown, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Jason Kelley, Brown, George, Ross, LLP

Duration & Credit Info

1 Hour of General CLE Credit

This On Demand Program is a streaming video presentation. Upon Purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the program and download the program materials PDF file. Once you have completed the program a certificate will be generated and emailed to you within 1-2 business days.

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Product Code: 031020CLBOD

Discounted member price: 40.00
You could save: 33.3%