Commercial law describes a wide body of laws that govern business transactions and includes all aspects of business: advertising and marketing, collections and Bankruptcy, banking, contracts, negotiable instruments, Secured Transactions, and trade in general.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has been adopted in part by every state in the United States, is the primary authority that governs commercial transactions. The UCC is divided into nine articles, covering the following: sales of goods, leases of goods, negotiable instruments, bank deposits, fund transfers, letters of credit, bulk sales, warehouse receipts, bills of lading, investment securities, and secured transactions.

Before you setup your business or when complex business transactions are needed, talk to certified and experienced layers. Many issues that a business faces can be mitigated by the proper structure, and an ongoing legal advisor. At Moore, Benham & Beaver, we help prepare and protect your business' assets before issues arise, plus handle the UCC requirements for you.