Drafting Supply Agreements



  • Presentation Date 7/19/2024
  • Next Class Time 12:00 PM CT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format Teleseminar
  • Program Code 07192024
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $59.00


Supply contracts are the backbone of many businesses, providing the buying with essential goods for a production process or finished product inventory for sale.  In the supply chains these agreements create, time is of the essence.  Buyers rely on timely delivery of quality raw material or inventory.  Production and sales are often finely calibrated for just in time delivery.  In addition, there area wide range of liability issues involved in these agreements because any disruption of the supply chain can cause substantial losses.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to reviewing the most important provisions of supply agreements for clients. 


  • Drafting and negotiating most essential terms of supply agreements
  • Issues for both suppliers and buyers in different industries
  • Framework of law governing supply issue, including UCC warranty and title issues
  • Product quality, volume commitments, delivery, and more
  • Identifying, allocating, and mitigating risk – indemnity and insurance
  • Spotting red flags in “form” supply agreements



Joel R. Buckberg is a shareholder in the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. and chair of the firm’s commercial transactions and business consulting group. He has more than 45 years’ experience structuring and drafting commercial, corporate and business transactions.  He also counsels clients on strategic planning, financing, mergers and acquisitions, system policy and practice development, regulatory compliance and contract system drafting. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he was executive vice president and deputy general counsel of Cendant Corporation.