Commercial law provides the rules that businesses must follow as they conduct business between themselves and with consumers. It governs the sales of goods and services, negotiable instruments, security interests, leases, principal and agent relationships, contracts of carriage, and much more. In a broad sense, commercial law also encompasses related issues like business bankruptcy and tax planning.

Commercial crimes are crimes against property, involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) for one's own personal use and benefit. Commercial crimes may involve fraud (including insider trading), bank fraud, payment (point of sale) fraud, health care fraud, theft, scams or confidence tricks, tax evasion, bribery, embezzlement, identity theft, money laundering, and forgery and counterfeiting, including the production of counterfeit money and consumer goods.

If you are struggling with a commercial law issue, there is no reason to handle the matter on your own. An experienced attorney can explain how the law applies to your situation and suggest a course of action designed to protect your legal rights.

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