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Our Practices

Commercial Contracts

Ruder Ware attorneys have a broad range of experience negotiating commercial contracts for business clients across a wide variety of industries, including paper and equipment manufacturing, transportation, petroleum distribution, and communications. We combine our knowledge of the legal aspects of commercial transactions with our business expertise to provide creative, practical, and responsive advice to the firm's clients. We believe that our experience and focus aid our clients by helping them achieve their business goals while managing their commercial risks. We tailor our services to suit the needs of both small and midsized businesses as well as larger companies while serving in an "outside general counsel" role. Our experience includes structuring, negotiating, and drafting many types of domestic and international commercial agreements, including:

  • Equipment Purchase, Sale, and Leasing Agreements
  • Commercial Services and Storage Contracts
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts
  • Supply, Distribution, Sales Representative, and Marketing Agreements
  • Private Label Manufacturing Agreements
  • Product Warranties
  • Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance Agreements
  • E-commerce Agreements
  • Technology and Software Licensing and Transfer Agreements
  • Transportation Services Agreements
  • Consulting Services Agreements
  • Government Contracts

Founded in 1920, as part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware provides business, tax, employment, municipal, estate planning, real estate, litigation, and trust services through its offices in Wausau and Eau Claire. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.