Simply put, a contract is a legally enforceable promise. However, what is promised and how a wronged party might enforce the agreement is rarely simple. At Murphy & Ellis, PLLC we understand the complexity of business contracts and work to eliminate confusion for our clients. We believe that one of the greatest assets to your business can be clear, concise contracts that effectively communicate the parties’ duties and expectations.
Before you commit to any contract, you should seek advice from an experienced contract attorney. The modest expense of a contract review can save you from expensive complications. Our business attorneys examine documents for business formation and all types of business and commercial transactions, including:
As a firm committed to delivering general counsel services to each business client, we discuss your goals for the agreement and suggest changes that tailor the document more precisely to your needs.
A contract dispute costs your business time and money. Our firm takes decisive steps to resolve your dispute, using various methods to reach the appropriate remedy. These remedies may include:
Using traditional negotiation, arbitration, mediation and, when necessary, court litigation, our attorneys seek the most effective remedy for your situation.
In a quest for simplicity, many small business owners rely on template contracts which are often inadequate for their needs. These templates don’t memorialize the complete understanding of the parties and can be vague in the areas they do cover. Additionally, many templates have been the subject of court cases and Uniform Commercial Code interpretation. This paper trail can bind the parties in a way that’s not apparent within the four corners of the document. Your contract attorney can explain the larger picture and suggest additional language to protect you from unforeseen circumstances.
Businesses must have clear expectations of their rights and obligations to their customers and trade partners. At Murphy & Ellis, PLLC, our contract lawyers work to ensure that your business agreements match your business goals. For a consultation, call 904.342.6009 or contact us online.