Helping In-House Lawyers and Professionals Master

Real-World Contract Skills

Contracts expert Laura Frederick explains what you need to know about contracts to draft and negotiate with confidence, protect your company, and advance your career.


What is holding you back from taking your contract skills from good to GREAT?

Picture of a man saying he's missing things but doesn't know what he doesn't know

 "I know I'm missing things, but I don't know what I don't know."


How to Contract's practical training explains contract concepts in a straightforward and easy-to-understand way that is relatable to your job.


"I never had a mentor explain the practical ins and outs of contracts."


How to Contract gives you access to the insight and expertise from Laura Frederick and other experienced contract experts. They will explain what you need to do your job today.


"I don't have time to mess around. I just want someone to explain to me what I need to know."


 How to Contract is no-fluff. We provide a shortcut to learning what used to take lawyers their entire career to figure out


If that sounds like you, then you're in luck.

How to Contract will help you understand the practical contract techniques and nuances you've been wanting to learn


Laura and How to Contract have already helped so many people:

  • 1,000+ attorneys and professionals who improved their contract skills through our membership and training events,

  • 1,000s more who purchased Laura's book of practical contratct techniques, and

  • 30,000+ followers on LinkedIn who have access to her daily contract tips.

One of those attorneys is Aramide Fields.

She shared how How to Contract helped her transition from Big Law litigation partner to in-house counsel handling commercial contracts...


Meet Laura Frederick

"Having worked inside Tesla and as a Big Law commercial contracts attorney, I know how contracts work in the REAL world."

Laura spent her legal career looking for good practical contract training. Most courses focus on lessons gleaned from contract case law or explain a narrow set of concepts and clauses only at a high level. Self-education is impractical - there’s a massive amount of information on contracts, but no guidance on what it is we really need to know. And on-the-job training is haphazard especially when times are busy.

So she decided to make it herself. She took all the sophisticated expertise and nuanced insights she developed from her 26 years as a commercial contracts lawyer and created the practical contract training tips, resources, courses, and events she always wanted to find. 

How to Contract offers zero-fluff, to-the-point lessons on exactly what to say, why, and when in contracts and negotiations - giving you the strategies and tools to draft and negotiate in the real world. 

"I created How to Contract to provide a better training solution."

How to Contract offers attorneys and professionals who work with contracts what they need in one place to become highly proficient with these business-critical documents. It solves this training challenge without placing a heavy demand on your time or budget.

This platform includes all of the insights and know-how she wishes she had when she was starting out. The lessons are as important for lawyers and professionals new to contracts as they are for those of who are more senior.

Now Is the Time to Strengthen

Your Skills, Your Team, Your Business

It’s time to get going with a convenient, comprehensive, and cost-efficient program designed to give lawyers and professionals advanced knowledge of contract law on their terms.

Lawyers & Professionals

My advice has always been don’t tell, show. Don’t tell the partners and legal department leads that you want more training, show them that you’re taking it upon yourself to learn. How to Contract will show them faster and more effectively than any other program.

And so we’re clear, this is no crash course. If your goal is functional, there are options out there that can help you get by. My goal is to make you skilled. Functional might prep the redline, but skilled leads the discussion. 

Take Control of Your Legal Career


During my 14 years in-house, I worked on commercial contracts and dealt with their disputes and hiccups. I had to handle whatever came my way. So I understand how backbreaking the demands placed on legal departments can be.

How to Contract helps you redistribute that load so you’re not limping home each day. Help your internal clients and broader team of stakeholders learn the skills and gain the confidence they need to handle your company's everyday contract needs.

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Legal Training, Not Legal Advice - This site is provided solely for training purposes. This site is not a law firm and nothing said on this site by Laura Frederick or anyone else should be taken as legal advice. Consult a licensed attorney for information specific to your circumstances. Our Founder and President Laura Frederick is a Texas-licensed attorney. She provides legal services through Laura Frederick Law PLLC, a law firm based in Austin, Texas. 

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