Metts Legal, P.A. can assist you in evaluating and litigating contract disputes, saving and amending contracts where possible, and terminating or rescinding agreements where the business relationship must end. Third parties can be held liable for interfering with contracts, or interfering with prospective business relationships which are not supported by written contract.
The purpose of a contract is to formalize an agreement between two or more parties in a particular matter. Contracts can cover a broad range of matters, including the sale of goods or services or real property, the building of business, terms of employment or an independent contractor relationship, the settlement of a dispute, ownership of intellectual property, and almost any subject that can be imagined in the dealings and commerce between people.
Contracts can be verbal, written, or implied by the conduct of the parties. Rules govern when contracts must be in writing, when amendments and modifications can be written or oral, and whether representations that induce contracts are enforceable or not. To understand and navigate those rules requires competent counsel. Metts Legal, P.A. knows the importance of enforceable contracts. Business runs on agreements between competitors, suppliers, those working together and those agreeing to disagree. When disagreements are irreconcilable, when the writings are uncertain or changed over time, when one party commits a breach of contract or fails to carry out what the contract states should be done, prompt advice of counsel is the best course. Inaction, doing nothing, can waive rights. Metts Legal, P.A. can evaluate and promptly respond to address breaches, ambiguities, defenses, excuses for breach of contract, duress, fraud and misrepresentation, mistake, lack of consideration, the statute of frauds. Contract disputes can be draining, time consuming and costly. Early advice of counsel most often saves time and money.
Whether consideration is adequate to support a contract, whether and how disputes are to be resolved, are all considerations that present challenges for a business whose survival may depend upon the expertise of counsel. If you or someone you know is currently involved in a contract dispute, call Metts Legal, P.A. today for a free consultation.