Commercial Litigation

Disputes often arise when business decisions go bad thus creating disputes over matters relating to management, operations, logistics, compliance, and money. Often times these disputes involve all of the above. [1]

Commercial litigation involves the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.

Commercial litigation includes within its compass such titles as principal and agent; carriage by land and sea; merchant shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life, and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership. It can also be understood to regulate corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Many countries have adopted civil codes that contain comprehensive statements of their commercial law. In the United States, commercial law is the province of both the United States Congress, under its power to regulate interstate commerce, and the states, under their state sovereignty. Efforts have been made to create a unified body of commercial law in the United States; the most successful of these attempts has resulted in the general adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code, which has been adopted in all 50 states (with some modification by state legislatures), the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

Many of these same concepts regulating the application of law to interstate commerce, also apply in practice and theory to international commerce and trade, and at times resulting in disputes between international parties, thus requiring some form of resolution. In the last ten to fifteen years, many international agreements now include an international arbitration clause. Please refer to our section on International Arbitration.

Arturo J. Gonzalez has the capacity to assist you in attaining solutions to challenges facing you in this complex time, whether it be the resolution of a business dispute, disagreements related to the shipment or receipt of goods or services, the drafting of contracts incorporating jurisdiction and arbitration clause – we can help you.

And the best part of working with us is that we are available to you 24 hours a day – 7 days per week. Our goal is to provide you with solutions to the challenges facing you in the business community – whether it be domestic or international, we have one goal in mind – to exceed your expectations.

1. “Commercial Law: An Overview” ( Legal Information Institute. 7 July 2012.