Ali Wilkinson is a lawyer and writer based in Portland, Oregon. She has been practicing law for over 15 years, working with clients across a wide range of specialties from accounting malpractice to victims' rights.
Articles written by Alison Wilkinson
The Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC, is a set of model rules that govern commercial transactions in the United States. Every state has adopted these model rules in substantially similar form, meaning that the terms of a commercial contract entered into in Connecticut is enforced in the same way as the terms of a commercial contract in Texas or any other state.
Creating a corporation has a number of benefits. It allows for streamlined pooling and transferring of assets. It provides limited liability protection for its corporate owners who, after incorporation, are generally not personally responsible for business debts.
A corporation’s bylaws, also called company bylaws or just bylaws, are a legal document setting forth key rules and regulations governing the corporation’s day-to-day operations.
When a piece of commercial or residential real estate exchanges hands, this process requires the execution of a real estate purchase agreement.
Legal research lies at the heart of the legal profession. Any legal advice attorneys provide has to stay in line with constitutional, statutory (as created by legislators), and case law (as created by judges).
In its most general sense, procurement is the act of buying products or services from suppliers at competitive prices. These products and services can include anything such as raw materials, equipment, supplies, facilities, and labor.
Contracts are an essential part of any legal office. If your law practice drafts contracts, conducts due diligence or does compliance work on behalf of your clients, you likely process hundreds, if not thousands, of contracts per year.
It’s the rare lawyer who enters law to perfect the art of the search term. Most aspiring litigators imagine themselves wowing a jury or impressing clients with their ingenuity.