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Commercial Law

Commercial law encompasses a wide variety of legal topics, including commercial transactions, sales of goods and services, security agreements and security interests, pledges, letters of credit, financing and other related transactions, promissory notes, guaranties, franchise and distribution agreements, warranties, equipment leasing, equipment financing, and collections, to name just a few of the topics covered under the rubric “commercial law.”

With a broad range of experience in commercial law transactions for small businesses and medium-sized businesses, we have assisted a variety of companies in many industries and fields including mobile marketing, packaging manufacturing, packaging distribution, real estate development, the machinery and tool industry, professional corporations, and many more service, manufacturing and distribution companies.

Some of the commercial law services available include:

  • Collections
  • Commercial Financing
  • Equipment Leases
  • Financing Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Guaranties
  • Letters of Credit
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Sales Contracts
  • Security Agreements
  • UCC Financing Statements
  • Vendor Agreements

Commercial Law Articles

Promises, Promises

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently considered whether an electrical contractor pleaded sufficient facts to establish that a “promise” was made by a general contractor to use the electrical company on a building project for St. Louis County. In its petition, the... read more

Can a Judgment Debtor Still “Plead the Fifth” in Missouri?

Under Section 513.308 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, a party can obtain an order directing a judgment debtor to be examined under oath regarding the existence and location of any assets, liabilities or sources of income that could be used to satisfy the judgment.... read more

Missouri 2010 Mechanic’s Lien Law Amendments

Missouri contractors and subcontractors have received a bit of extra protection courtesy of the Missouri legislature, with property owners and others receiving benefits as well. Recently enacted provisions amend the Missouri Mechanic’s Lien Law to provide... read more

Negotiating, and Defenses to, Personal Guaranties

One of the dreaded documents any business owner faces in a deal is the “personal guaranty.” After all, the business owner went through the steps to incorporate or organize their business just to avoid this personal liability, and now a lender, landlord,... read more

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