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Boilerplate

Standard terms and conditions.

Boilerplate

Informal; standard language in a legal document. For example, a contract with few or no special conditions may use largely boilerplate language. In investing, the term often refers to a prospectus or a registration document.

boilerplate

Standardized technical language used in a legal document such as a prospectus or a registration statement.

boilerplate

A term used to refer to standard language appearing in almost all mortgages, leases, sale agreements, and other contracts. Important rights can be signed away by language lurking in the boilerplate;it is important to read all contracts thoroughly and not to skip anything.

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Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate not only furnishes many well-drafted forms, it reaches far beyond a form book by analyzing each provision to help you understand its history, business purpose, pitfalls and variations.
If a standard boilerplate document is used, an attorney may be able to form an LLC for approximately the same cost as an S corporation.
Traditionally, boilerplate refers to the standardized, one size fits all provisions that generally appear at the end of a contract, including choice of law, notice, arbitration, force majeure and assignments.
On the monetary side, Greenspan handled the markets' expectations with finesse, via cover-the-waterfront boilerplate that conveyed where the Fed was headed and why but still preserved a little wiggle room, so that nothing the Fed did could ever truly be termed a surprise.
It's art-historical boilerplate to slot Ernst as a "painter of dreams," but we all know how boring other people's dreams are (nightmares a bit less so).
I often have to add large blocks of boilerplate to current documents.
Here's some additional carefully worded boilerplate you might want to add to your swipe file:
or otherwise--in current use or of any familiar boilerplate that comes to mind.
But the information varies widely in quality, with many companies submitting vague boilerplate language or no data at all.
The guidelines are proprietary, not boilerplate," says Bien.
Flat fee arrangements are more practical for boilerplate matters such as standard contracts and lease arrangements.
Although the lease provisions addressing these items may often be dismissed by the principals, brokers and sometimes even attorneys as inconsequential boilerplate, they can affect a lender's willingness to provide financing.