Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Sales Agreements: UCC Article 2 and Practical Considerations – A National Perspective

June 24, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


UCC Article 2/Sales governs virtually all sales contracts for tangible goods. It imposes detailed requirements for the validity and enforceability of sales contracts, timelines for buyers to accept or reject the delivery of goods, procedures for a seller’s repudiation of contracts, and remedies for a variety of breaches. UCC Article 2 also establishes an extensive framework of express and implied warranties, their general scope and how a seller can disclaim or limit liability, and the measure of a buyer’s damages on breach.  Ensuring compliance with UCC Article 2A can be a daunting task and has become challenging with the spread of e-commerce. This program will provide you with a guide to the legal and practical framework of sales contacts under UCC Article 2, including essential elements for validity, the timeline of a contract, seller braches and buyer remedies, express and implied warranties, and much more.


  • Legal and practical framework of UCC Article 2/Sales contracts – essential components and red flags
  • Timeline of a sales contract – contract period, delivery of product, repudiation by seller, acceptance or rejection by buyer
  • Seller’s breach – repudiation, failure to deliver, non-conforming product – and the buyer’s remedies
  • Express and implied warranties – disclaimers, limitations, types and measure of damages
  • Warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and against infringement
  • Special issues related to installment contacts
  • UCC Sales contracts in in e-commerce


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Program Speaker:
Christopher Tompkins, Jenner & Block, LLP, Chicago


Christopher Tompkins is a partner in the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, LLP, where his practice as a litigator who focuses on resolving disputes for clients in complex commercial and technology-related matters. He counsels clients in such areas as breach of contract, the Uniform Commercial Code, equipment leasing, business torts, and intellectual property.  He has handled all phases of litigation in state and federal court and before arbitration tribunals, including pre-litigation investigation, motion practice, discovery, working with expert witnesses, trial and appeal. Previously, Mr. Tompkins served as a legislative intern for the National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws where he worked on legislation related to commercial law.  Mr. Tompkins received his B.A., cum laude, from The Catholic University of America and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.