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
    • Corporate Counsel and Contract Management - Make the Most of Business Contacts
      Contract management should not be considered corporate counsel's prerogative -- rather, it requires the strong involvement of all the people who are ultimately responsible for managing the commercial activities of a company, specifically the ...

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    • Software Computer Piracy and Your Business
      The personal computer (PC) has become a necessity for today's successful small business operations. These increasingly powerful machines use sophisticated software programs for a variety of applications. Software can help a small business correspond ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Maryland Law on "Implied Exclusives" is Unclear
      The Maryland federal and state courts have considered, on several occasions, whether there is an "implied covenant of exclusivity" in commercial leases. The issue in these cases is whether a landlord is precluded from leasing space to a new tenant ...

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    • North Carolina Employment Law-FAQs
      A. North Carolina is an "at-will" state. This means that a private employer may discharge an employee, with or without notice, for any reason or no reason at all. There are, however, a few exceptions. If the discharge was for an illegal reason, an ...

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    • Non-Compete Agreements Protect Competitive Edge, TOO
      A recent column about preventing trade secret theft in today's competitive business environment focused on drafting and enforcing agreements not to disclose confidential information. Another tool available for protecting trade secrets is the ...

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