Real World Document Drafting®

A CLE Program, Webcasts And A Book
Focusing On A Dispute Avoidance Approach
To Drafting Contracts And Other Documents

Clear writing is the key to any lawyer’s success. Regardless of specialty or practice setting, attorneys need the skills to draft, modify, explain, critique, and/or review legal documents. Real World Document Drafting® demonstrates how to produce precise legal documents that both foster business relationships and reduce the risk of litigation.

The Real World Document Drafting® series of CLE programs cover legal principles and skills related to negotiating and drafting a range of contracts, explore the underlying principles of contract law that apply to specific contract provisions, and considers alternative ways to resolve issues in the course of negotiations.

Marvin Garfinkel is a transaction lawyer with over fifty years of transactional law  broad experience involving real estate, intellectual property, common interest communities, product distribution, mergers and acquisitions, and beverage law. He has taught at a variety of ALI-CLE (formally ALI_ABA) courses of study on real estate and product distribution and has for nearly fifteen years been sharing his knowledge and experience with the legal community by presenting the Real World Document Drafting® courses of study.  He has appeared on various ALI-CLE, ABA, state and local bar association and industry related CLE programs. His extensive writings on real estate, bankruptcy, defaults, and workouts have been published regularly in legal journals and trade publications. He is Of Counsel with DrinkerBiddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia.

The Full Day Course

The full day comprehensive skills course is usually presented as a one day 7 credit course with one-half hour of ethics included. It may also be presented in other formats including a series of two hour presentations. MCLE approval has been available in every jurisdiction.

The Three Credit Hour Skills Courses

Marvin Garfinkel also presents the following courses that each focus on a topic that often present negotiation and drafting challenges to lawyer regardless of levels of experience:

Each of these courses are presented on a regular basis both live at various sites on an open enrollment basis and also by ALI-CLE as live and archive webcasts. Each is also available for law firm and corporate law department in-house training purposes with CLE credit available through ALI-CLE.