Corporate Document Drafting

Corporate Document Drafting

Learn the fundamentals of how to draft various types of transactional documents.

3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs
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The course will teach you how to write clearly and concisely. You will gain foundational skills for drafting or reviewing legal documents or contracts, as well as grammatical and syntactical principles and draftsmanship.


  1. Reasons for drafting corporate documents
    1. Codify the substance of the transaction so both sides are clear as to the rights, duties and expectations
    2. In the event of a dispute, the intent, rights, duties and expectations to interpreted
  2. Know the client's expectations
    1. Understand the goal
    2. The proposed timing of the transaction
    3. The risk of the transaction
    4. The risk profile of the client
    5. The amount of post-transaction flexibility
  3. Structure of the document
    1. Move from basic to specific information
    2. Have descriptive headers and sub-headers
    3. Identify redundant and repetitive information
    4. Draft document in plain English
  4. Constructing effective sentences to use in drafting
    1. Parallel verbs
    2. Passive voice
    3. Personal pronouns
    4. Redundancies
    5. Superfluous words
  5. How to use words to construct effective sentences
    1. Confusing terms and phrases in drafting
    2. Words commonly misused in legal writing
  6. The use of authoritative words in drafting
  7. Using correct grammar in drafting
  8. Miscellaneous or General Clauses in drafting documents



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14169