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Commercial Contracting

Focused on the details of commercial contract law.

Husch Blackwell’s Commercial Contracting team prepares, negotiates, and manages agreements that are critical to the operation of our clients’ businesses. We offer prompt, practical counsel on business contracts and solutions that maximize results while minimizing costs.

Whether discrete projects or complete outsourcing of contract management, our contract law attorneys take care of the details so our clients can focus on their business strategy and growth. In addition to routine purchase and sale contracts, our experience includes distributorship and representative arrangements, consulting and other services contracts, software licensing arrangements, noncompetition agreements, teaming agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

Case Study
The Western Union Company

Our team developed a customized contract lifecycle management system that led to substantial savings and better outcomes for the client.

Representative Experience

  • Investigated and prepared claim for multiple changes and changed conditions encountered under a logistics services contract that resulted in agency making a multimillion-dollar payment to contractor in negotiated settlement.
  • Primary commercial contracting counsel to a global commodity, commodity processing, building products, and consumer goods company. Our relationship has included placing our lawyers on site with the client on multiple occasions when needed.
  • Primary commercial contracting counsel to $24 billion diversified global manufacturing and technology company, with 135,000 employees and 235 manufacturing locations worldwide.
  • Represented manufacturing company clients in drafting and negotiating gas and electric energy procurement contracts of all types and special services contracts.
  • Represented energy-industry client as procurement counsel and assisted in-house counsel in establishing and managing procurement contracting process, including developing uniform documentation. Also negotiated for procurement of capital equipment, intellectual property licensing, commodities, and other goods and services totaling more than $750 million.
  • Supported supply-chain function of privately held energy company in the negotiations of various agreements, including purchase of heavy equipment, purchase of radar and analyzer system and related software, telecommunications services agreement for the delivery of wireless services enterprise-wide, and software as a service (SaaS) license and services agreement for program used to confirm financial and hedging transactions on a real-time basis.
  • Served as outsourced contract counsel for national consumer services company, with emphasis on internet marketing, lead generation, software development and licensing, and consulting services agreements. Updated consumer privacy, data security, and other compliance-related aspects of all contracts as part of our engagement.
  • Represented a medical clinic with regard to contractual and compliance issues in Texas.
  • Represented a commercial airline immersed in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in obtaining court approval of multiple interrelated aircraft, engine, and maintenance agreements, including purchase agreements for a firm order of 100 Boeing Model 737 MAX aircraft, with an option for 60 more. The closing of this transaction was a major milestone to the client’s plan of reorganization.
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