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
    • Lender Liability Update: Recent Cases and Trends

      Lender liability law changes from time to time. Learn more about recent cases and trends in this article including specific cites to cases and examples.

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    • Sovereign Guarantees in Project Finance

      One of the most attractive features of project financing is that it allows the sponsors of a project to guarantee the obligations of a special purpose project company in lieu of incurring direct obligations. Learn more about sovereign guarantees in project finance in this article.

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    • Option Consideration

      Have you ever wondered why some contracts contain a provision that states that the purchaser has paid the seller $100 as "Option Consideration?" To understand the reason for including a provision like that in a contract, read this article to learn about option consideration.

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    • 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. Read this article to learn more about corporate counsel and contract management and how you can make the most out of business contacts.

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    • English-Only in a Diverse Workplace: One Language, Different Realities

      Few contemporary issues in the American workplace are more sensitive and controversial than an employer's requirement that employees only speak English in the workplace. Learn more about the law and the legitimate business purpose for a single-language workplace.

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    • Damages for Breach of Contract-Lost Profits Versus Liquidated Damages

      Issues often arise concerning the appropriate measure of damages in situations where retailers have breached the supply agreement with the supplier. Learrn about Georgia law and how the state determines damages for breach of contract including lost profits versus liquidated damages.

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    • Lease Stipulated Loss Values: What You Owe if You Wreck the Lessor's Equipment Under Lease

      This article discusses lease termination values and provides a useful platform from which to develop a presentation of stipulated loss values (also known as casualty values). You will learn how to determine what you owe if you wreck the lessor's eqiupment under lease.

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    • Antitrust Aspects of Drafting Distributor Agreements

      Business lawyers are regularly called on to draft or review agreements for the sale of products from a manufacturer to wholesalers or retailers. Manufacturers as well as distributors often desire to restrict the manner in which resales are made. Learn more about antitrust aspects of drafting distributor agreements in this article.

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    • Understanding the New Accounting Rules For Stock Options and Other Awards

      Lawyers, tax professionals and other executives who are involved with granting equity-based awards to employees should have a basic understanding of the new accounting rules set forth under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123. Learn more about the new accounting rules for stock options and other awards in this article.

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    • Background Checks: Beware!

      Hiring mistakes can be expensive; so can giving sensitive responsibilities to existing employees. As a result, many companies have begun to conduct, or expand, the background searches. Learn more about background checks here.

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