Most business transactions involve contracts (a legal agreement between entities) that define every aspect of one company’s obligations with another business or person, as well as all terms and conditions of the agreement. For example, businesses might have contracts with their clients or customers to purchase goods and services, with vendors to provide services, such as a cleaning service or advertising agency, as well as contracts with employees, investors, lenders, partners, and others. Contracts also can be between a consumer and a business, such as a construction firm that’s building an addition on to a home, or with a company that sells hot tubs, for example.
Unfortunately, contract disputes are all too common between businesses, consumers, organizations and even the government. When contracts are broken (also known as breached) or are in dispute, people often turn to qualified contract lawyers and litigators, such as the attorneys at RTRLAW, for assistance. Contracts can be quite complex, so attorneys who specialize in contract law can carefully review their clients’ contracts and offer their clients peace of mind that their interests are being protected.
Additionally, if a dispute arises with a contract and differences cannot be resolved immediately, a contract lawyer can review the contract and circumstances, and if warranted, pursue legal remedies for their clients through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation. Contract disputes involving litigation can often be quite costly to pursue. However, if a contract dispute goes to court, the plaintiff’s attorney can seek to recover potential damages from the defendant to help compensate the client and cover any expenses associated with the broken or breached contract. Or conversely, if the contract attorney represents the defendant in a contract dispute, the lawyer can argue the circumstances and dispute the breach of contract charge, and potentially minimize the damage compensation if the court ends up ruling in favor of the plaintiff.
To be valid and enforceable, a contract needs to be accepted by both parties, there must be something exchanged of value between the parties (mutual consideration), it must be signed by both parties, and the action or product must be delivered and received. Some specific types of contracts are real estate contracts, purchase/sales contracts for goods and services, employment contracts, settlements, intellectual property agreements, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, and many more.
If you feel that you’ve been treated unfairly by a business or organization, or have suffered losses due to a contract dispute, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses through contract litigation. RTRLAW’s qualified and experienced commercial litigation attorneys handle a wide variety of contract cases for commercial clients and consumers throughout Florida. Our contract attorneys can serve clients at our seven convenient offices, located in: