Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation Disputes

Whether you have a shipping dispute, dispute over the quality of goods purchased or other issues related to Commercial Litigation, the attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can help you navigate the complex issues.  From initial contract issues to complex litigation to transactions related to the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”),  we can help your company achieve your goals.

What is the UCC?

The UCC is a model code designed to harmonize laws governing sales and commercial transactions throughout the United States.  It has been adopted in various forms by all fifty states, including California.  The UCC provides a system to help determine the terms of a transaction and the outcome of any resulting litigation.

What Transactions Does the UCC Apply to?

Uniform Commercial Code

The areas of business transactions covered by the UCC include:

  • Sales or leases of goods
  • The interpretation of negotiable instruments
  • Bank deposits
  • Letters of credit
  • Bills of lading
  • Secured transactions
  • And more

Who Does the Code Apply To?

The UCC applies whenever there is at least one “merchant” involved in the sales transaction.  A “merchant” includes people that have specific business knowledge such as business managers, sales persons, contractors and skilled workers.

Do I Need Legal Help?

Understandably, the UCC can be overwhelming.  Most shrewd business owners understand the importance of having an experienced lawyer assist them with contract disputes and other types of commercial litigation.


Whether your organization has been named as a defendant or you need to file a lawsuit to secure your contractual rights, Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can provide the legal representation you need.

Numerous complex issues arise in commercial litigation including jurisdictional questions, choice of law issues, the Uniform Commercial Code, evidentiary rules and rules of court procedure. Our attorneys have the background and skills necessary to help make the legal system work for your company.

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP has represented both large and small businesses throughout all phases of the litigation process. Call or contact us online today to speak with a legal professional and learn more about how we can assist with your case.