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Behind and Beyond Boilerplate: Drafting Commercial Agreements, Third Edition
By: Cynthia L. Elderkin, B.A., LL.B, Julia S. Shin Doi, B.A., J.D. LL.M., CIC.C, ICD.D
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This publication combines a practical approach by providing sample boilerplate clauses and explaining their meaning, with a legal framework by explaining the underlying historical common law and equitable principles that gave rise to the use of such boilerplate clauses and analyzing the judicial treatment of those clauses. The publication also addresses practical issues that may arise in the use of boilerplate clauses and makes recommendations on drafting such clauses. The 3rd edition features the following:
  • New independent contractor clause
  • Update of all case law in connection with the standard boilerplate clauses referenced in the second edition
About the Author

Cynthia L. Elderkin, B.A., LL.B., is a partner with Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP specializing in aquisitions, secured financing, commercial transactions, aviation and transportation. She has presented numerous papers and lectures to business organizations, associations and educational institutions, including the University of Ottawa, as well as at programs by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Osgoode Hall Professional Development Program, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. She has been consistenly ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Julia S. Shin Doi, B.A., J.D., LL.M., CIC.C, ICD.D is General Counsel and Secretary of the Ryerson University, where she practises corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law and privacy law, and advises on a broad range of legal and corporate governance matters. An adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and, as an instructor of the Ryerson Law Practice Program, she teaches Legal Drafting. She also teaches contract drafting skills to lawyers through the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and Canadian Bar Association. Julia was recently named one of the Top 25 Most Influential by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

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