CONTRACT DISPUTES

A contract is an agreement creating obligations enforceable by law. The basic elements of a contract are mutual assent, consideration, capacity, and legality. Possible remedies for breach of contract include general damages, consequential damages, reliance damages, and specific performance.

 

The Hodges Law Group is skilled in drafting and negotiating contracts for a wide range of professionals, businesses, and individuals.  We provide our clients with the information they need to enter into contracts fully aware of their rights and obligations.  Additionally, we are available to represent you or your business through contract litigation if you are involved in an agreement dispute.

WE CAN ASSIST YOU WITH:

 

  • Contract drafting – when drafting a contract, we will receive input from both parties and strive to write a contract that meets the needs of our client;

 

  • Contract review – we can review a contract for inconsistencies and unacceptable clauses before you accept it;

 

  • Contract negotiation – we can negotiate the terms of a contract to assure your interests are protected; and 

 

  • Contract litigation – in addition to negotiation, we litigate breach of contract issues and other contract dispute matters.

CONTRACT LITIGATION - BREACH OF CONTRACT

 

A breach of contract is a failure, without legal excuse, to perform any promise that forms all or part of the contract.

 

If one party to a contract does not live up to its side of the bargain (i.e. breaches the contract), the other party can sue for any damages that resulted from the breach.  Breach of contract is a fairly common occurrence in the world of business, and happens for various reasons.  The Hodges Law Group is available to help in all types of breach of contract cases, including:

 

  • Failure to pay for products or services;

 

  • Failure to deliver products or services;

 

  • Missed deadlines;

 

  • Failure to meet the terms of a secondary agreement, such as a lease, mortgage or loan document;

 

  • Disputes over terms in the contract (i.e. ambiguous terms);

 

  • Disputes between partners or workers; and

 

  • Work stoppages.

Another option we offer our business clients, when available, is to submit their contract dispute to mediation, arbitration, or other alternative dispute resolution procedure.  Often a confidential, inexpensive, and agreeable resolution can be reached through one type of alternative dispute resolution or another.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are looking to enforce a contract or defend yourself against a contract dispute.