Commercial lawyers provide advice relating to commercial matters and deal with issues pertaining to business transactions. They may review paperwork relating to companies, partnerships or trusts, particularly contracts, and draft business documents. They also prepare due diligence reports.
The documents they prepare may be related to establishing or dissolving a business, merging two businesses, creating sales contracts, establishing non-compete clauses or changing a business's organizational structure. When necessary, commercial lawyers collaborate with their clients, other lawyers, accountants, or government agencies to prepare various types of documentation and paperwork, or complete transactions. They often engage in negotiations on behalf of their clients.