How To Write LOI's And Term Sheets by Jonathan Handel
An Executive's Guide To Drafting Clear Legal Documents Before Bringing In The Lawyers

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Read this book before you do your next tech deal. Here's why: Executives are often called upon to write letters of intent (LOIs), term sheets, and deal proposals before "bringing in the lawyers." These documents are almost more important than the actual contract, because they establish the framework of the deal. The wrong phrasing or an omitted point can result in a flawed deal, frustrating negotiations, a loss of leverage, and unnecessary legal expense. This short book (30 pp.) will you help you avoid those pitfalls, by enumerating issues common to many LOIs, term sheets and proposals and suggesting what to do - and not to do - when drafting these plain-language legal documents. It's packed with dozens of specific, easy-to-understand tips. The result? You'll save money and have better legal documents more quickly. Author Jonathan Handel is an entertainment and technology attorney. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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Jonathan Handel is an attorney practicing entertainment, new media and technology law at TroyGould in Los Angeles and is also a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where he covers entertainment labor and various other business matters. Handel holds an A.B. magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard College, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. Since spring 2010, he is or was an adjunct professor at USC, Southwestern and UCLA law schools, where he has taught courses on entertainment unions and guilds and on the business of entertainment, media and technology. In addition to The Hollywood Reporter, Handel's work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Daily Journal, and on the Huffington Post, and AlwaysOn. Handel has worked as a law clerk to a federal court of appeals judge, was appointed as a federal  associate independent counsel (special prosecutor), served as associate counsel at the Writers Guild and, prior to law school, worked in the computer industry and was active in politics. A frequent commentator, Handel has been interviewed on television, radio and in newspapers and online about 800 times. The Daily Journal legal newspaper named him one of the top 100 attorneys in California in 2008, citing his extensive media appearances regarding the labor disturbances in Hollywood and his role in helping shape coverage of those stories. Handel has also been profiled by the Los Angeles Business Journal and in the book social.lawyers by Jayne Navarre.
Published April 3, 2009 by CreateSpace. 32 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference.

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