Contracts: Drafting and Interpretation


Live Broadcast on January 23, 2017

Contract drafting is one of the most common crafts performed by attorneys. We tend to organize contracts on a random basis, use provisions drawn from other contracts, and draft without consciously considering the real world effects. We will teach a common denominator methodology for analyzing, organizing and drafting contracts.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The Conceptual Ideals of Contract
  • The Roles of the Attorney
  • Brief Review of Contract Law Fundamentals
  • Method for Organizing the Written Contract
  • Electronic Contracts
  • Contract Drafting Techniques
  • Means and Methods for Interpreting Contract Provisions
  • Contracts Subject to Specific Statutes
  • Ethical Considerations

Date / Time: January 23, 2017

  • 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 2:15 pm Pacific

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  • Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
  • On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date.



karambelasNicholas G. Karambelas is a founding partner of Sfikas & Karambelas, LLP and practices in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, New York with correspondent offices in Athens, Greece and Nicosia, Cyprus. He practices in the areas of business entity organization, international law and business transactions, e-commerce, securities, and franchising. He has written numerous articles on business organization, transactional law and international law which are available on the law firm website at He has authored a three-volume treatise entitled “Limited Liability Companies: Law, Practice and Forms” which has been published in its second edition by Thomson Reuters West Company ( database:llcplf).

Mr. Karambelas is the founder of Tribonian Publishing, LLC. It has published an ebook which he has written entitled “Guide to the Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the United States for the Foreign Business Person”. Tribonian has also published an ebook entitled “Comparative Guide to Business Entities in Greece for the U.S. Business Person”. These ebooks are available on the law firm website at He is writing electronic treatises on contract law, statutory interpretation and international business transactions.

Mr. Karambelas holds a B.A. from Union College, a J. D. from Fordham University School of Law and a Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) from Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs. Mr. Karambelas is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Hellenic Institute and the American Hellenic Institute Foundation. He chairs the American Hellenic Lawyers’ Society of Greater Washington, D.C. He is a Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the American Community Schools of Athens, Inc.

Mr. Karambelas participated in the drafting of the revised business organization laws of the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, Maryland, the federal courts and the Supreme Court of United States. He was elected as Secretary of the D.C. Bar and served for 2004-2005. He has served on the Publications Committee of the D.C. Bar and the Federal Legislation Committee of the Association of the Bar of New York City. He has served as Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee of the D.C. Bar and teaches numerous CLE courses.

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