We have discussed the importance of business contracts many times on this blog. These documents can define the way you do business, potentially affecting your business relationships for years to come. For this reason, it is imperative that you take a detailed-oriented approach when negotiating a contract with an eye on the long-term effects the agreement can have for you and your business. If you hastily enter into a contract without fully understanding its terms, or you acquiesce too much during negotiations, then you can find yourself with the short end of the stick. This can cost you and your business significantly.
Yet, even if you successfully negotiate a contract with favorable terms, that agreement is only as strong as its enforcement. If you fail to protect your rights under the contract in the event of breach, then you have no recourse to recover the damages you have suffered. This is why you should consider taking legal action when breach of contract has occurred.
In many instances, a breach of contract claim can be negotiated outside of court. This usually saves time and leads to favorable resolutions with the recovery of compensation. But negotiating a resolution isn’t always possible. In fact, in many instances the facts are in question and the disagreement can be interpreted in a number of ways. In such cases, the matter is ripe for legal argument.
Regardless of whether you find yourself entering into negotiations or embroiling yourself in litigation, you could probably benefit from having a knowledgeable, skilled, and aggressive business litigator on your side. Dale M. Maas is one of those attorneys. He has more than 40 years of legal experience with a strong track record of successfully representing his clients in a wide-variety of business law matters. A significant number of Baton Rouge businesses have turned to him for help, and he stands ready to help the next business or individual who is need of competent representation in a contract dispute.