On their face, contract disputes seem relatively straightforward. After all, in its most basic terms a contract is nothing more than a legally binding agreement between two parties. Yet, with this basic idea comes a number of nuances that are rife with legal issues. When, exactly, is a contract formed? When is it deemed enforceable? What acts constitute material breach of a contract? Can and should a breach of contract be cured before legal action is taken? What remedies can be sought when breach occurs?
The answers to these questions can vary greatly depending on the facts at hand. As we have discussed previously on this blog, sometimes a verbal promise is enough to create a legally enforceable contract. Yet, parties may claim that a contract is unenforceable due to coercion or lack of authority to contract on behalf of a business. So what do these various issues this mean for Baton Rouge-area businesses?
It means that they need to be armed with strong legal arguments when they find themselves confronted with a contract dispute. An experienced legal team, like the one at Dale M Maas Attorney at Law, knows how to apply the law to the facts at hand to develop sound legal strategies. Competent and aggressive negotiations can oftentimes resolve these matters, but we don't shy away from litigation when that supports our clients' best interests.
The outcome of a contract dispute can have tremendous ramifications for a business. It can affect its bottom line, tarnish its reputation and goodwill, and ruin a once strong business relationship.
In other words, there's a lot at stake when dealing with contract disputes. Therefore, Baton Rouge businesses shouldn't leave these matters to chance and should instead consider seeking out legal counsel that can effectively advocate on their behalf.