Commercial Litigation: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Conflicts By Steve Charpentier on October 11, 2016

Two people discussing the terms of a commercial contractIn addition to handling personal injury cases of all types, the attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm have extensive experience and a history of success in representing clients in a comprehensive range of commercial litigation matters. Among the most common commercial law issues we encounter in our practice are Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) conflicts. Our Melbourne, FL lawyers are able to represent clients in virtually any conflict arising from the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs the sale of moveable goods, ranging from home electronics and automobiles to raw materials purchased for use in manufacturing. As long as an item is tangible (i.e., it can be seen and touched) and moveable (i.e., it can be transported from one place to another), it is considered a moveable good and is therefore covered by the UCC.

If you are involved in a conflict involving the UCC, whether you are drafting a contract, negotiating a business deal, or engaged in a dispute over a contract, the business law attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm have the resources, knowledge, and skills to help you bring your conflict to a favorable resolution. Contact our law firm today to arrange for an evaluation of your case.

What Is the Uniform Commercial Code?

The Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC, is a collection of statutes that govern business dealings and contractual matters involving movable items, defined under the UCC as “goods.” The UCC does not govern transactions involving non-movable items such as loans, real estate sales, and professional services, such as those provided by contractors, medical professionals, and attorneys. It would include, for example, a smartphone sold by an electronics store to an individual or a crate of oranges purchased by a juice bar in a mall.  Furthermore, it would include not only the wooden tables sold at a high-end furniture retailer, but also the lumber purchased by the manufacturer to produce those tables.

The UCC governs the conduct of “merchants” in business and contractual matters. The term “merchant” is important as it covers people with special skill in and knowledge of the field of business in which the transaction took place. For the UCC to be applicable, there must be at least one merchant involved in a transaction. Therefore, an instance in which a non-merchant purchases a television set from a salesperson at a department store would be governed by the UCC, whereas an instance in which a non-merchant bought the television set of his non-merchant next-door neighbor would not.

How Our Attorneys Can Help in UCC Conflicts

The attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm can assist you if you have a UCC conflict involving:

  • The price of the goods to be sold or purchased
  • The method of payment for the goods
  • The place and time the transaction is to take place
  • The minimum or maximum number of goods that are to be purchased or supplied

We can assist at the preliminary stages of drafting the contract, the contract review stage, the negotiations stage, or even the stage at which a pre-existing contract is being interpreted and enforced.

Arrange for a Review of Your UCC Conflict Case

To arrange for a review of your UCC conflict case, please contact the Charpentier Law Firm today.

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