Boston Contract Dispute Lawyer
A business contract is an agreement that is upheld by the law. Breaching a contract can result in serious ramifications for a business, individual, or an employee. Leontire and Associates, P.C. represents parties that believe that another party has violated a contract, and we defend clients who are being accused of breaching a contract. Whether you are an individual or represent a small to large business, you need to contact a lawyer at once. You will be at the top of our priorities here at Leontire and Associates, P.C.; our professional Boston contract dispute lawyers work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible.
Breach of Contract
According to the University of New Mexico, Judicial Education Center, a breach of contract is a failure, lacking legal excuse, to make good on a promise that forms all or part of a contract. There are varying levels of breach of contract. The first is a partial breach of contract, in which the party fails to perform some of the material aspects of the contract. The claimant can only sue for actual damages in this case. However, in a material breach of contract, the provisions have been violated in such a way as to destroy the entire contract, meaning that the plaintiff will be able to sue or settle for much more–enough to essentially fix the problem that was created by the party that breached the contract. Examples of breach of contract include:
- Failing to complete a job;
- Standard of work was not met;
- Not paying on time or in full; and
- Failing to deliver goods or services.
Anticipatory Breach of Contract (Repudiation)
In the commercial context, if one party has reason to believe that the other party intends to breach the contract, they may be able to take legal actions before the contract has actually been breached. This is called anticipatory repudiation, and in Massachusetts, applies to commercial transactions. Therefore, if you have evidence that the other party will breach the contract (for example, you have reason to believe that they have no intention of completing a job on time), you can get ahead of the situation by taking that party to court before the job is late and money, resources, and time are lost.
Creating a Strong Contract Can Help You Avoid Problems in the Future
In addition to our contract dispute resolution services, we also provide business owners with comprehensive creating, drafting, and reviewing of contracts. By creating a strong, legally binding contract in the first place, you may be able to avoid certain disputes in your future business dealings and with employees.
Contact an Experienced Boston Contract Dispute Law Firm Today for Help
Whether you wish to file a lawsuit against a party that did not hold up its end of the bargain, or you are facing legal actions for allegedly violating a contract, we encourage you to call a lawyer as soon as you can. The professional Boston contract dispute lawyers of Leontire and Associates, P.C. will aggressively litigate on your behalf to reach the best outcome possible. Contact us today for help.