Local, State, Federal, And Sometimes, International Law May Govern Contract Terms
Even if you still believe your word or handshake is good enough to seal the terms of a business agreement, local, state, and federal – and sometimes, international – laws govern business contracts in Florida. Local vendor or real estate contracts may only need to comply with municipal ordinances and state laws. Employment contracts must comply with state and federal rules. If your business involves importing furniture and other goods from overseas, compliance the federal Lacey Act and myriad international laws come into play in establishing enforceable contracts.
Grossman LeMontang De La Fuente, PLLC, is a boutique law firm providing exemplary legal advocacy for a wide range of South Florida businesses with contractual disputes, including oral contracts. Our attorneys have a well-respected reputation for our innovative strategies developed to create, review, and defend our clients’ sophisticated business contracts.
Creating Enforceable Contracts Is The Cornerstone Of Savvy Business Deals
Depending on the nature of your enterprise, commerce regulation will factor in to varying degrees in your commercial contracts. Contract disputes may fester if you overlook potential violations of the law. The key to avoiding contract disputes is building a solid contract for each and every aspect of your business. Regulate the terms of your business contract with the assistance of the business lawyers at Grossman LeMontang De La Fuente, PLLC.
Do Not Become Trapped In Contract Disputes
A violation of the terms of your valid contract can occur in the delivery of substandard or damaged products; an owner of a business backs out of the merger at the last minute, an insurer refuses to pay for a claim of property damage; or you are not paid in full for providing unique services. The list goes on.
When you have an enforceable contract and the other party violates the terms of your contract causing you financial losses, you may have a right to sue for a material breach of contract.
Whether you are contending with a material breach or immaterial breach of contract, the law provides several remedies for these types of contract disputes, including:
- Specific performance – The court may order the breaching party to perform their part of the contract.
- An award of monetary damages – The court may order financial compensation, including for punitive damages in some situations.
- Contract rescission – The nonbreaching party may request to have the contract cancelled.
- Restitution – The court may order the breaching party to pay back the parts of the contract fulfilled by the nonbreaching party.
Speaking with an experienced business contract lawyer for legal advice as soon as a dispute arises can save your business from financial and reputational harm.
Put Our In-Depth Legal Experience In Your Corner
GLD Lawyers protects businesses that are facing breach of contract lawsuits throughout South Florida from our offices in Key Biscayne, Coral Gables and Aventura with savvy counsel and assertive representation in court. Call our office at 601-707-4637 or send an email to initiate a consultation. We offer services in English and Spanish.