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Beware of the Boilerplate

September 2, 2015

Legal agreements within the energy industry tend to be highly specialized and -- depending on their purpose -- can be quite complicated.

From a drafting perspective, however; I often find that the same care and attention is not paid to the ubiquitous "boilerplate" provisions as to the rest of the contract terms.  This is a mistake.  Whether reviewing or drafting a contract, it is more important to make sure that the boilerplate terms reflect the intent of the parties, do not conflict with other contract terms and adequately protect your interests.

By "boilerplate," I am referring to the collection of legal terms that are usually found at the end of contract just prior to the signature block.  It is not uncommon....Read More

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