Commercial Contracts

The term commercial law describes a wide body of laws that govern business transactions. The primary authority that governs commercial transactions is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). By definition, commercial contracts represent a combination of commercial and legal factors. For businesses and organizations, the key requirement is to ensure that the legal arrangements allow the full commercial benefits to be realized. This is FindLaw's collection of Commercial Contracts articles, part of the Business Operations section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Commercial Contracts Articles
    • Managing Cross-Border Litigation
      All project planning involves the setting of defined goals, their scheduling and control. Thedifficulty with litigation, unlike any other commercial project, is the existence of an opponentwho is seeking to defeat your plans at every step. As ...

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    • Public Law 95-507
      Public Law 95-507 Many laws applying to federal procurement have some special provisions about small business and disadvantaged or minority small business contracting. No law, however, has had a more profound effect than Public Law 95-507. This ...

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    • How The Government Buys
      The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 significantly changes how the govern- ment does business. For a summary of this legislation please go to the Office of Advocacy's Procurement Section on this BBS and enter the character found beside ...

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    • Is Franchising For Me?
      INTRODUCTION IS FRANCHISING FOR ME? WORKBOOK Training Module - 1 Workshop Objectives By the end of this workshop, you should be able to: * Define franchising. * Determine whether franchising is the best business option for you - evaluate your skills ...

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    • Bankable Deals: A Question & Answer Guide to Trade Finance for U.S. Small Business
      BANKABLE DEALS: A Question & Answer Guide to Trade Finance for U.S. Small Business Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and AT&T This publication is the product of a public/private sector initiative be- tween the U.S. Small Business ...

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    • Words to the Wary: 10 Rules to Remember When Borrowing Money From a Bank
      Don't rely on what your banker tells you; get it in writing. Don't make side deals that aren't documented in writing. A legal doctrine known as the "parol evidence rule" enables lenders to keep any evidence out of court about prior or ...

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    • Y2K Causes of Action Covered?
      Although many people are scrambling to find a hotel room in Las Vegas to ring in the new millennium, business people are hoping and praying that their Y2k compliant software and hardware will work as promised at 12:01 a.m. in the year 2000. Articles ...

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    • Y2K Federal Statutory Update
      Congress passed the following two Acts in anticipation of the potential for litigation surrounding the Y2K problem. Congress passed the Small Business Year 2000 Readiness Act (.P.L. 106-8) to establish a loan guarantee program for small businesses ...

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    • Y2K Legislative Update
      1999 began with the introduction of several business-friendly Y2K federal and state legislative proposals, including the Year 2000 Consumer Protection Plan Act of 1999, S.96 Y2K Act, and S.B. 983 (Virginia). The Year 2000 Consumer Protection Plan ...

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    • YEAR 2000 Public Company Disclosure Update
      The Securities and Exchange Commission recently reminded public companies that it intends to continue reviewing Year 2000 disclosures until companies no longer face material Year 2000 issues. With many public companies preparing to file their annual ...

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