Ethical issues in Transactions

Tina L. Stark

Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do

Chapter 30 discusses common ethical issues that drafters face and concludes with a series of exercises.

Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.

A Quiet Voice Emerges from the Enron Din

Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. and Allen P. Webb

Business Ethics: A View from the Trenches

James E. Moliterno

Cases and Materials on the Law Governing Lawyers 458-460

H. Joseph Reitz, James A. Wall, Jr., and Mary Sue Love

Ethics in Negotiation: Oil and Water or Good Lubrication?

Ashish Nanda

Ethics in Venture Capital

Thomas R. Haggard

Legal Drafting: Process, Techniques, and Exercises

See Chapter 5.

Scott J. Burnham

The Contract Drafting Guidebook

See index.

Morton Moskin, ed.

Commercial Contracts: Strategies for Drafting and Negotiating

Section 14.03 discusses ethical issues in the giving of opinions.

Scott J. Burnham

Drafting and Analyzing Contracts

See index.

Donald W. Glazer, Scott FitzGibbon, and Steven O. Weise

Glazer and FitzGibbon on Legal Opinions: Drafting, Interpreting and Supporting Closing Opinions in Business Transactions

See section 1.7.

M. John Sterba, Jr., ed.

Legal Opinion Letters: A Comprehensive Guide to Opinion Letter Practice

See Section 4.24 for a discussion of ethical issues in the giving of an opinion in commercial finance and banking transactions.

Michael R. Ross

Legal Ethics in Corporate Transactions

Louis M. Brown and Edward A. Dauer

Professional Responsibility in Non-adversarial Lawyering: A Review of the Model Rules

Wendy B. Davis

An Attorney's Ethical Obligations Include Clear Writing

Lawrence A. Cunningham

Sharing Accounting's Burden: Business Lawyers in Enron's Dark Shadows

The author asserts that not understanding basic accounting concepts violates a lawy'ers ethical duty of competency.

David Hricik

Infinite Combinations: Whether the Duty of Competency Requires Lawyers to Include Choice of Law Clauses in Contracts They Draft for Their Clients

Monroe H. Freedman

Professional Responsibility of the Civil Practitioner: Teaching Legal Ethics in the Contracts Course

Pamela Lysaght and Cristina D. Lockwood

"Writing-Across-the-Law-School Curriculum: Theoretical Justifications, Curricular Implications"

"Robert Mnookin, Scott R. Peppet and Andrew S. Tulumello"

Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes

Chapter 11 lays out suggested answers to some of the ethical quandaries that deal lawyers often face. Available at

Murray L. Schwartz

The Professionalism and Accountability of Lawyers