Commercial Finance
Supply Chain Fraud: What You Can Do

Supply Chain Fraud: What You Can Do

By Brian J. Pfeil The potential for fraud has always existed in the construction, lending and real estate world. However, as electronic communications continue to reach new heights in innovation so has the permeation of complex and sophisticated fraud schemes affecting these and other industries. These trending schemes make it imperative for...

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Looking Ahead: Restricting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Looking Ahead: Restricting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

By Elizabeth K. Miles Does your business include mandatory arbitration clauses in its contracts? Such clauses are increasingly common, but restrictions may be imminent. One source of restrictions may be through rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Congress, through the Dodd-Frank Act, required the CFPB to study the use...

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Battle of the Forms: Practical Tactics to Minimize Risk in Day-to-Day Transactions

Battle of the Forms: Practical Tactics to Minimize Risk in Day-to-Day Transactions

By Aaron E. Hall Sales are negotiated and consummated between companies every day. Yet, what often gets overlooked in these negotiations is which company’s terms and conditions govern the transaction. In a typical commercial transaction, a variety of documents may be exchanged between the contracting companies. At minimum, a purchase order and a...

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