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Commercial Sales Litigation


Spencer Fane Litigation attorneys help buyers and sellers of goods understand and enforce their contractual rights in all types of transactions, because prevailing in contract disputes can represent the difference between a client’s business thriving and merely surviving. Contracts for the sale of goods are different from other types of contracts, and Spencer Fane attorneys are well-versed in these specific issues. Our litigators are proficient in all facets of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), and other relevant regulations.

Our work starts before a dispute arises, assisting buyers and sellers in crafting terms and conditions that meet each party’s expectations with a focus on reducing the potential need for litigation. Whether our client is a buyer or seller, any weaknesses in the terms and conditions of a transactional contract can subject the client to unnecessary legal exposure that can go beyond the contract in dispute. Our attorneys counsel clients on such issues to minimize weaknesses and place the client in a position of strength to defend against claims.

When litigation becomes necessary, Spencer Fane brings both experience and efficiency to trial preparation. We are thorough in providing strategies that help clients enforce their rights through lawsuits or alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation. Our team has litigated sales transactions involving goods from aircraft to software to farm implements to sand, often utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach with attorneys in Construction, White Collar and Investigations, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property and other practices to gain the proper perspective needed to achieve a desirable outcome.