CONTRACT CREATION AND REVIEW
How many times have you signed a contract without reading it? Maybe it was for something simple, and you felt that reading the contract was unnecessary, or perhaps the contract was written in such a way that you could not have understood it even if you had read every word. Contracts are either negotiated, where both sides have input into what the contract says, or are adhesion contracts, such as what you sign typically when buying a car. Either way, people always read the contract signed after there is a problem to see if the contract can solve the issue, wither it be a late delivery, a warranty claim, or a price adjustment due to defective merchandise.
Some contracts are designed to make you lose from the outset. For example, some contracts may require that you only be allowed to file a lawsuit in a remote location, nowhere near your business. Other contracts provide that if a dispute arises, the time in which you can file a lawsuit is shortened to less than one year, even though the applicable statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is much longer.
The party to the contract who had an attorney that knew the rules is most often in the best position to win a contract dispute. Having an attorney write your contract, or at a minimum review a contract with you before you sign it, may save you a lot of trouble and money in the event something happens and the contract does not go according to plan. The attorneys at Phillips Law Firm, Inc. handle every aspect of contract law. Your investment in legal advice during the creation of a contract can save you the cost of legal fees in the future when questions about how to enforce the contract occur. We make the contract language easy to understand, and we simplify contract documents to prevent confusion. If we are called to litigate contract matters, you will benefit from the years of our experience in the courtroom regarding contract enforcement. We can also assist with the creation, amendment, interpretation and negotiation of business equipment purchases and lease agreements, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, buyout agreements, and commercial and residential real estate purchase agreements. When you need help with a contract, contact us.