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Commercial Contracts


Parker Poe applies technical legal skills with practical hands-on experience to help our clients pursue and achieve their business objectives and manage commercial risk. Our practical, goal-oriented approach emphasizes effective negotiation, sound counseling, and the closing of deals.

Parker Poe attorneys regularly structure, draft, and negotiate many types of domestic and international commercial contracts. We routinely assist our clients in understanding and addressing commercial and legal risks, including product warranties, indemnities, payment structures, and damage limitations.

We have particular industry experience in the automotive, biotechnology, chemical, building products, energy, health care, information technology, pharmaceutical, and textile sectors. However, we tailor our services to the distinct needs of each client in each industry. We work closely with the management of our clients, particularly with in-house counsel.

Representative Experience

The commercial contracts attorneys at Parker Poe have experience in various types of commercial contracts, including:

  • Collaboration, alliance and joint venture agreements
  • Energy and utility contracts, including natural gas, electricity, and water supply contracts, and operation and maintenance agreements
  • Information technology agreements, including software development, licensing, support, and outsourcing arrangements
  • Technology licensing and transfer agreements
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
  • Telecommunications contracts
  • Transportation contracts, including rail, motor, and air freight contracts
  • Major equipment purchases and equipment leases
  • Construction contracts, including turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction contracts
  • Supply, distribution, sales representative, and marketing agreements
  • Tolling and private label manufacturing agreements
  • Terms and conditions of sale and purchase and product warranties
  • Consulting services agreements
  • Endorsement and talent service agreements
  • Shareholder buy-sell agreements and other corporate documents

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