Taft attorneys John Riccione and Bill Serritella will be featured speakers for the Strafford webinar “UCC Battle of the Forms: Confronting Conflicting Terms in Purchase Orders, Invoices and Related Documents" on Nov. 18 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST. For more information, visit Strafford’s website.
The "battle of the forms," which arises when there is a conflict between the terms and conditions in the form documents exchanged by contracting parties in a commercial sale of goods transaction, is a complex and complicated area of contract law for attorneys due in part to the inconsistent application of UCC Section 2-207 by various jurisdictions as well as the increase in e-commerce transactions and resulting increase in transaction documents. The panel discussion will examine common causes of the "battle of the forms" in UCC sale of goods transactions and explain best practices for drafting and administering sales documents to minimize disputes over whether an enforceable contract actually exists and the terms and conditions of that agreement.
Riccione’s practice involves the representation of businesses in a wide array of complex commercial disputes, including real estate, construction claims, trade secrets, computer fraud and abuse, UCC warranties and remedies, and labor and employment. He is a frequent speaker to bar associations on the topics of non-compete agreements and Uniform Commercial Code warranties.
Serritella is a commercial litigator who focuses his practice on banking, commercial and appellate litigation. He is widely recognized as a complex commercial workout and bankruptcy litigator. He lectures on numerous topics, including commercial real estate workouts, Uniform Commercial Code issues, trial practice, appellate practice, contract law, sales commission protection acts, employment discrimination and alternative billing practices.