This is an overview of specific rules that apply to ASU contracts. For a more general discussion of the legal principles of contracting, please see the Contracting Basic Principles.
In all contracts, the contracting party for ASU is "the Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University." The reference may include a specific department as well. For example: "The Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics." Typically, this clause would be followed by a parenthetical, short-form of the name for use in the rest of the contract, e.g., (hereinafter "ASU" or "University").
If the other party is a corporation, organization or other legal entity, be sure that the title includes the correct, full legal name and a reference to its state of incorporation and/or its principal place of business. For example: "ABC Corporation, duly incorporated under the laws of the state of Arizona." Or: "ABC, Ltd., with its principal place of business at 5140 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, Arizona."
All contracts should contain the basic information necessary to understand the intent of the parties. These include:
Important Note: If you are not able to exclude the types of provisions below, and/or if you have any questions about the provisions, please contact the Office of General Counsel.
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