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What is a Severability Clause and Why Do I Want One in My Contract?

Sometimes you will see a boilerplate provision with the title “Severability.” This is important.

Severability means if a court finds one provision of the contract unenforceable, just that unenforceable provision gets knocked out -- the whole contract isn't unenforceable, just that one paragraph.

As you can imagine, it is very helpful to know that only bad clauses are at risk, and not the entire contract.

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