Walking your Business Through the Minefield of UCC Disputes

For most business owners and executives without legal training, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is complex to the point of being incomprehensible. It makes sense that businesses will run into errors and legal problems without the help of a trusted legal team.

At Chenoweth Law Group, our attorneys understand the UCC. We have strong experience in handling all types of business dispute matters for companies of all types and sizes. We serve clients throughout Oregon, Washington, and California from our headquarters in Portland.

Which Law Governs?

When disputes arise involving business transactions, one of the biggest problems is determining which body of law should govern the dispute. This is especially true in multistate transactions and disputes involving multiple areas of law and jurisdictions.

The UCC was created to unify business transaction laws and to create one body of law to govern all similar transactions. The unification efforts of the UCC were not entirely successful, of course, but they are a significant improvement to the "wild west" approach of transacting business and resolving disputes that took place before the UCC was adopted. Most states have adopted at least some portions of the UCC, and its presence makes it much easier to determine which laws govern specific disputes.

Protecting Your Interests — Protecting Your Future

When your business practices follow the UCC, it can present simplification of transactions, as well as strategic opportunities for your business. On the other hand, it can cause significant problems for your business when those businesses are not educated on how it operates. Not knowing the laws that govern your contractual agreements and obligations, which can lead to serious legal and financial problems for your business.

Our lawyers represent businesses that sell or buy commercial products to or from other businesses. When there's a problem with the wording of an agreement, one party fails to meet the terms of the agreement (such as selling defective or nonconforming goods), or other problems arise, our attorneys understand the UCC and can protect your business's future.

The primary thrust of our UCC practice involves dispute resolution and litigation, but our outside counsel services will generally help your business avoid conflicts and disputes in the first place. By carefully examining contracts and advising you about the potential risks or pitfalls, you can be confident that you are not inadvertently making errors that could harm your business.

CLG is a premier business law firm. Our clients trust our attorneys' experience and knowledge in UCC and other business matters.

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