The most common place where you can find legal language is in a contract. Indeed, contract lawyers, when drafting a contract, may find it necessary to use terminology for lack of a better word. This may seem far-fetched. However, I believe it is indeed possible – as evidenced by more than three years of efforts to promote simple language contracts in GE Aviation`s digital services business. Since the launch of this initiative in 2014, this entity has signed more than 100 such contracts. These agreements took 60% less time than their previous legally loaded versions. Some customers have even signed contracts in plain language without a single change. Customer feedback was consistently positive, and there was not a single dispute between customers about the wording of a plain language contract. Read this article to learn more about where to find legal language. Atilla Z. Baksay is a Colorado-based attorney who practices transactional and corporate law and securities regulation.

Atilla represents clients in connection with the negotiation and drafting of transactional (e.g., primary service, purchase and sale, licensing, intellectual property and SaaS) and corporate (e.g., restricted share transfers, stock option plans, convertible debentures/SAFE/SAFT agreements, settlements/operating agreements, loan agreements, personal guarantees and hedging agreements), internal documents (p. e.g., employment policies, separation agreements, employment/independent contractor/consultant contracts, NDA, brokerage relationship policies and office policy memoranda) and digital policies (e.g., terms of use, privacy policies, CCPA notices, and GDPR notices). Atilla also reviews and prepares legal opinions on the security status of currencies and digital assets. After law school, Atilla practiced international trade law at the President`s Executive Office, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where his practice included economic sanctions against $500 billion worth of goods from the People`s Republic of China. Atilla then joined a Colorado law firm practicing civil litigation, where the bulk of his practice consisted of construction defect lawsuits. Today, Atilla`s practice covers all corporate matters for clients in Colorado and the District of Columbia. Attorney Greg Corbin is the founder and principal of Signal Law in Denver, Colorado. A world-class litigation and transactional lawyer with over seven years of legal experience, Mr.

Corbin provides exceptional advice and support to clients in the Denver area and surrounding areas who have legal needs regarding: commercial and corporate law; contracts and agreements; establishments, partnerships and other services for the establishment and liquidation of enterprises; and ongoing management advice for emerging and expanding business companies. Using the latest cost-saving technologies and advanced automation, Mr. Corbin has established its practice as a modern law firm for the future, striving to provide the highest level of representation to its clients and help them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. It has earned a reputation for its innovative solutions as well as its transparent pricing structure and responsiveness in its relationships with its customers. In recognition of his exceptional professionalism and service, Mr. Corbin has always received the highest rankings and recommendations from his peers as one of the best lawyers in his region in business law and transactions. A 2008 graduate of Kansas State University, Mr. Corbin received his J.D.

from Boston University School of Law in 2013. The Massachusetts Bar Association admitted him to practice the same year, and the Colorado State Bar Association admitted him in 2015. M. Corbin is an active member of the Denver Bar Association and Colorado State Bar Association, among other professional affiliations, and supports his local community through his involvement with Project Worthmore and Biking for Baseball, where he serves on boards. Let us be clear here. Plain text contracts do not « reduce » or « simplify » legal documents for less intelligent people. Plain text contracts should be clear, honest, and simple to make your message more accessible. Pico & Kooker provides practical legal advice in structuring, designing, negotiating, interpreting, managing and executing complex and high-value business transactions.

Jonathan is adept at navigating complex environments and has extensive expertise in advising clients on a variety of long- and medium-term cross-border and financial commitments, including participation in public tenders, PPPs, export sales agreements, and policy and regulatory formulation. Jonathan and his co-founder Eva Pico have represented and represented lenders, global corporations and other market participants in a variety of sectors, including financial services, infrastructure and transportation. As an external consultant, Pico & Kooker has established a strong and working relationship with its clients and works appropriately with its internal teams to improve consistency, processes and procedures. The firm takes a unique approach as a practical, business-focused external counsel who believes in proactively partnering with clients to achieve desired outcomes while managing and engaging key stakeholders. They listen to their customers to develop tailor-made solutions that best meet their needs while aligning with their objectives, visions and values. Representative transactions include advising the World Bank on project finance and portfolio options to address the costs and risks associated with renewable energy integration. Jonathan has also advised her as legal counsel and developed policies, regulations and templates for emerging market governments entering into public-private partnerships. In addition to his work at the World Bank, Jonathan has worked with some of the world`s largest consulting firms, financial institutions, and government organizations, including the United Nations, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and some African countries. Throughout his career, he has worked with large multinational companies, acting both in-house and as external counsel on large cross-border transactions. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School and was admitted to the bars of New York, England and Wales and as a foreign lawyer in Germany. He has written several articles for professional journals and has been cited by several trade publications worldwide.

Jonathan is a native English speaker and has a good knowledge of German and a functional understanding of Spanish. There are several possible reasons for this. On the one hand, it saves time. Lawyers and non-lawyers are likely to find templates written in legal language more easily than those written in plain language. After all, by using contracts in plain language, you`re showing your customers that you`re trustworthy. They do not hide behind frightening legal language. There is less risk of misunderstandings, disagreements and possible prosecution. After graduating from the University of Chicago School of Law in 2002, Clara spent eight years in private practice, representing clients in complex areas of commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, branding and other transactional matters.

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