Our Commercial Contracts and Transactions team provides fast, practical and value-added legal counsel to clients to address contracting needs that face their businesses every day. These issues often include the preparation and negotiation of supply and purchase agreements, legal counseling and advice on managing risks.  

Our experienced team regularly advises business clients with respect to: terms and conditions of purchase and sale; long term supply agreements; distribution and sales representative agreements; consulting and other service contracts; confidentiality agreements; noncompetition agreements; and licensing agreements.

Our clients include global manufacturing companies, chemical manufacturers, health care providers, energy companies, software developers, distributors and sales representatives, as well as service providers and contractors. Some of our team’s representative experience includes:

  • Serving as outside general counsel to numerous clients to provide commercial contracting and sourcing support, including drafting, negotiation and review of supply and service agreements for both vendors and purchasers spanning a wide range of industries. 
  • Representing global chemical manufacturers in negotiating and drafting billions of dollars of commercial agreements related to virtually all aspects of the client’s business – from purchasing raw materials to selling and shipping finished products to customers.
  • Served as special commercial counsel in connection with a $5 billion dollar acquisition by a publicly traded manufacturing client – primary responsibilities included advising client on commercial issues and contracts affecting more than a dozen global manufacturing facilities, including post-closing integration and operational issues. 
  • Providing legal counsel and support on multiple co-location transactions between suppliers and customers involving integrated operations, including documenting all aspects of the transaction (e.g., ground and facility leases, pipeline supply agreements, services agreements and operating agreements).  
  • Representing vendors and purchasers regarding transportation and logistics issues, including preparation and negotiation of various transportation and logistics agreements, in addition to representing shippers in negotiations with railroads and other transportation providers. 
  • Representing manufacturing client on significant, multiyear IT infrastructure and integration project involving multiple integrated operations and resource systems.
  • Advising clients regarding risk management and insurance issues related to commercial contracts and service agreements.
  • Development and implementation of client trainings and policies/procedures for sales and procurement personnel on a variety of commercial contracting topics and best practices, including standard terms and conditions, UCC battle of the forms, alternative contract provisions, negotiating practices, contract management and implementation, record retention and risk management.