Author Archives: Kenneth A. Adams

Koncision Website Streamlined

From its launch in December 2010, this website has served as a platform for both Koncision and Ken Adams’s other activities. To simplify matters, www.adamsdrafting.com, under the name “Adams on Contract Drafting,” will now serve as Ken’s base for his activities unrelated to Koncision. In particular, that’s where his blog is now located, along with all blog posts that had been on The Koncise Drafter. To get to the Adams on Contract Drafting blog, click here or the “Blog” link in the navigation bar above.

In the near future we’ll tell you our plans for Koncision.

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Last Post: This Blog Is Moving Back to AdamsDrafting.com

This my last post at The Koncise Drafter—I’m heading back to a redesigned AdamsDrafting.com, which is now called “Adams on Contract Drafting.” (Go here for my first post there in over two years.) And I’m taking with me all my …

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Koncision Now Offering Free One-Year Trial Subscriptions to Its Confidentiality-Agreement Template

Koncision is now offering to all a free one-year trial subscription to its confidentiality-agreement template.

To subscribe, go to www.contractexpress.com/KoncisionNDA. Initially, the process will be manual—someone will email you your password. But we’ll be automating the process. We will extent the subscriptions of all previous and current Koncision users.

This offer is made possible by the increased marketing and development support being provided to Koncision by Business Integrity, developer of ContractExpress, the leading document-assembly software. Koncision’s template is powered by ContractExpress.

For more about this change, see this blog post on The Koncise Drafter. And see a copy of Business Integrity’s announcement below.

Document-Assembly Leader Business Integrity Expanding Partnership with Koncision Contract Automation

NEW YORK—Business Integrity, Inc. has announced that it is stepping up its partnership with Koncision Contract Automation, a subscription-based service that develops document-assembly templates for business contracts.

In 2011 Koncision launched its first product, a confidentiality-agreement template for the U.S. market. It’s powered by ContractExpress, the market-leading document-assembly software developed by Business Integrity. Business Integrity will now help Koncision market that template more broadly, including to solo and small-firm lawyers. As part of that initiative, Koncision will be offering free one-year subscriptions to use the template, initially to visitors to Business Integrity’s booth (No. 324/326) at the LegalTech New York 2012 trade show, which runs from January 30 to February 1.

Anyone not going to LegalTech who wants a free one-year subscription can sign up by going to www.contractexpress.com/NDA. Koncision will start issuing passwords shortly after LegalTech.

Business Integrity will also assist Koncision in developing its next product.

Tim Allen, who manages Business Integrity’s operations in North America, said “ContractExpress connects attorneys with state-of-the-art content from legal publishers. The clear standout in that new sector of the legal industry is Koncision — its confidentiality-agreement template has more than lived up to our expectations. Thanks to Ken Adams’s unmatched expertise, it combines sophisticated automation with rigorous content. We’re excited to be backing the next stage of Koncision’s growth. ContractExpress is already in use at the leading law firms and major companies; we see Koncision as a great way to promote its broader use.”

Ken Adams said, “I’m delighted to be able to continue my partnership with Tim and his colleagues at Business Integrity, and not simply because ContractExpress is such a great technology. We also have a shared vision of what’s required to bring change to the contract process.”

For more information about Koncision, contact Ken Adams at kadams@koncision.com or Tim Allen at tim.allen@business-integrity.com.

More About Business Integrity

Business Integrity develops and markets the ContractExpress family of contract-management and document-assembly products — for intranet, for extranet, for SharePoint, and for the Cloud. Many leading corporations and law firms in the US, in the UK, and internationally use ContractExpress to produce standard contracts more quickly and cheaply and to enable their lawyers to focus on high-value, non-standard contracts. The company was founded in 2001 and is privately held, with offices in New York, London, and now San Mateo, CA. Business Integrity’s customers include Microsoft, AXA, PepsiCo, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Christie’s, Cadence Design Systems, Catholic Healthcare West, Life Technologies, Georgia Pacific, SolarCity, PetSmart, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Littler Mendelson, Wilson Sonsini, Perkins Coie, Poyner Spruill, Stikeman Elliot, and Borden Ladner Gervais. For more information, please visit www.business-integrity.com.

More About Ken Adams

According to the Canadian periodical The Lawyers Weekly, “In the world of contract drafting, Ken Adams is the guru.” His book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (ABA 2d ed. 2008) is widely used throughout the legal profession. In addition to his role with Koncision Contract Automation, he gives public and in-house seminars in the U.S., Canada, and internationally, acts as a consultant and expert witness, and is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As part of its inaugural “Legal Rebels” project, in 2009 the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, named Ken one of fifty leading innovators in the legal profession. He maintains a blog at www.koncision.com.

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Announcing Koncision 2.0!

We’ve made several changes to Koncision. They’re significant enough that we’re describing them, collectively, as “Koncision 2.0″:

  • Anyone may now use Koncision—not just lawyers.
  • We’ve added a new subscription option: for $500, you may use our confidentiality-agreement template for purposes of copying language to update your own Word templates. (We’ve also increased to $100 from $50 the cost of subscribing to use our template to generate a confidentiality agreement for a single transaction.)
  • And we’ve enhanced the confidentiality-agreement template.

For more on these changes, see this blog post.

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Koncision Launches Its Confidentiality-Agreement Template

On the occasion of Koncision Contract Automation’s presence, with Business Integrity, at ABA TechShow 2011, Koncision is pleased to announce launch of its first product, a confidentiality-agreement template for the U.S. market.

This template combines the functionality of ContractExpress, the leading document-assembly software, with rigorous contract language and state-of-the-art substance. Subscribers will be able to create, more quickly than they would using the traditional copy-and-paste process, confidentiality agreements that are tailored to their needs and that are clearer and more concise than standard confidentiality agreements.

To find out more about Koncision and its product, click on the following links:

  • The advantages that Koncision offers (go here)
  • Koncision’s credentials (go here)
  • Who should use Koncision (go here)
  • Koncision’s document-assembly system (go here)
  • Pricing (go here)
  • Video demo (go here)
  • Frequently asked questions (go here)
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Koncision Contract Automation Launches New Website

In August we announced, in this press release, development of Koncision Contract Automation. As a first step our development, we’ve launched this website. It’s a work in progress: Some links (notably “Login” and “Join”) won’t function until we launch our first products. Other parts—including the FAQ—will be a work in progress.

If you encounter any problems, please let us know. And if you’d like us to add any features, let us know about that, too.

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