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Business contracts are a vital part of any successful enterprise. Businesses need to enter into contracts for many reasons. When a contract is in dispute, your business can suffer and litigation may be inevitable. Disputes can take place either in interpreting the terms of a contract, or when one party fails to perform their obligations under the contract. If you are a business owner and have suffered injury because of contract dispute, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Horn, contract attorneys will help you resolve your dispute and recover the compensation you deserve. If you or your business has been accused of breaching a contract, we will aggressively defend your position and help you eliminate or reduce your liability.
A contract may be written, oral or implied (formed by the conduct of the parties), although written contracts are usually the most common in business legal disputes. There are certain elements that have to occur in order for a contract to be formed and become binding. The minimum requirements of a contract include:
If one party fails to perform his or her obligations as agreed, a breach of contract exists and that party is said to be in “non-performance.” In order for the non-breaching party to claim damages, he or she must have performed the obligations required of them under the contract or have a valid legal excuse for non-performance.
If it is established that a contract exists, there are several defenses that call the validity of the contract into question. These include the following:
An injured party is entitled to recover the benefits that he or she would have received if the contract had been performed. Remedies include:
If your business is a party to a contract and there is a dispute concerning the terms or the obligations that must be performed under the contract, it is essential that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Steven J. Horn, experienced business attorneys can provide you with assistance in drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as representing you when a breach of contract has occurred.
We understand that family legal issues involve life altering decision; and, therefore, believe one of the most important steps of the process is making sure you find the right family law attorney to represent you.
Steven Horn is experienced at resolving legal matters involving personal injury, business and commercial disputes and real estate matters through mediation, arbitration or trial.
We invite you to review our website and call us with any questions you may have. We welcome all inquiries and are happy to consult with you regarding your legal needs.