Contract Review and Contract Disputes
We believe that contracts are the foundation of a strong and profitable business. Our attorneys are well-versed in drafting, negotiating and modifying contracts.
Signing a master services agreement, property lease, vehicle/equipment lease, advertising agreement, accepting the terms and conditions attached to an invoice and numerous other contracts are typical for the course of business. Some contracts are simple, easily understandable documents while others can be complex and incomprehensible. We have found that it is not uncommon for otherwise very careful people to glance over a contract and just sign it without really knowing what it obligates them or the other party to do.
We draft written contracts that clearly establish what each party wants, along with the legal formalities necessary to ensure enforceability. This helps a business avoid oral and/or poorly drafted contracts that often lead to disputes involving misunderstandings and varying interpretations of an agreement, which allows your business to focus on executing the deal rather than arguing over the content of the deal. It allows you to grow your business without worrying about the hidden liabilities that your agreements may create.
Unfortunately, even the best drafted contracts can’t prevent disputes; however, a well drafted contract can optimize the outcomes of a dispute. How a contract should be interpreted is partly a matter of case law, as well as determining the intent of the parties. Whether or not a contract was drafted by our attorneys, we can advise you on the contract in question and represent you in seeking resolution of the dispute.
Contracts are an essential part of any type of business. When a contract is disputed, it can cripple a company’s profitability and daily operations. While negotiation is always an option, if it should fail, you need the assistance of a lawyer experienced in litigation.