Articles written by David Curle

David Curle Legal Content & Research Lead

David Curle
Legal Content & Research Lead
Kira Systems

David Curle is Legal Content and Research Lead at Kira Systems. He came to Kira from Thomson Reuters, where he provided research and content about legal technology and innovation for the Legal Executive Institute. Prior to Thomson Reuters he led coverage of the global legal information market for the research and analysis firm Outsell, Inc. David writes frequently for legal and legal tech publications and is a regular speaker at legal industry events. David has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a BA in History from Lawrence University.

October 8, 2020 |

Key Objectives When Negotiating a Contract

Good contracts result from good contract negotiation, which requires a clear understanding of — and focus on — a company’s key objectives in making the contract.

August 25, 2020 | Kira Insights

Part IV - The Next Frontier in Contract Analysis: Getting to the Answer

This article is the last in a series of four that trace the history of contract automation and technology, and its future.

August 24, 2020 |

How to Terminate a Contract

Contracts establish transparent and professional partnerships between companies and individuals. However, it’s vital to have an exit strategy. Termination clauses are critical to sound and enforceable contracts, but they can be tricky.

August 21, 2020 |

What is a Real Estate Purchase Agreement?

When a piece of commercial or residential real estate exchanges hands, this process requires the execution of a real estate purchase agreement.

August 19, 2020 |

Why a Written Contract Is Better Than a Verbal Agreement

Contracts govern nearly every aspect of day-to-day life in ways one may not even realize. From accepting the Terms and Conditions of an app on our smartphones to haggling over prices at a neighborhood yard sale, contracts are a fundamental part of modern life.

August 18, 2020 | Kira Insights

Part III - The Role of Domain Experts in the Success of Machine Learning-Based Contract Analysis

This article is the third of a series of four that trace the history of contract automation and technology, and its future.

August 10, 2020 | Kira Insights

Part II - The Breakthrough: Machine Learning Addresses Scalability and Accuracy in Contract Analysis

This article is the second of a series of four that trace the history of contract automation and technology, and its future.

August 4, 2020 |

What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are confidentiality contracts that allow businesses to entrust confidential information to others. They’ve been in the news lately as a way to cover up sexual harassment issues and whistleblower claims.

August 4, 2020 | Kira Insights

Part I - The Emergence of Contract Automation and Technology

This article is the first of a series of four that trace the history of contract automation and technology, and its future.

July 30, 2020 |

How to Amend a Contract

Parties to a contract strive to get all the essential details in writing the first time, but life happens. Parties must amend contracts when they obtain new information or discover gaps in the agreement, or if unanticipated situations arise.