Breach Of Contract Law In Florida
Every business needs contracts to be successful. To ensure that success, companies usually have someone with experience draft a contract where each party's duties are clearly set forth. Of course, although relations between companies are typically sealed with written contracts, these can also be oral and breached as much as the written ones.
Please note that even when a commercial transaction is sealed with a contract, there is no guarantee that disputes won't arise in the future because one of the parties' did not live up to their part of the bargain. A party is in breach of contract when it fails to do something they agreed to do in the contract or does something they promised not to do. Similarly, a party's failure to pay for goods delivered or services rendered may result in a breach of contract. Also, a breach of contract occurs when a party provides inferior or substandard merchandise, or fails to deliver goods on time.
If someone's breach of contract caused you or your company to lose money, the contract litigation attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have the experience and resources necessary to help recover the money you lost. Please note that the harm caused by the other party to you or your company may not be only financial in nature. For example, if the breach involved real property or artwork, the remedy may not be an award for monetary damages, but the specific performance of the agreement, i.e., the delivery of the artwork or real property in question.
Similarly, if someone else is suing you for an alleged breach of contract and you were justified in not performing the duties that party claims you were contractually obligated to perform, we can help you protect your rights. Please contact us immediately if you have been served with a summons and complaint, so that we can protect your rights by responding to the complaint and avoid having a default judgment entered against you.
Our contract disputes law firm can help protect your rights. We represent large, mid-sized and small-sized corporations. Throughout the years, our business disputes lawyers have successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants.
Typically, we start representing your interests by sending a letter demanding that the party in breach of contract fulfill their obligations toward your company. If they refuse to do their part or if harm has already been caused to your company, we immediately proceed to file a breach of contract lawsuit on your company's behalf. The complaint will seek an award for the damages caused by the breach of contract, including the interest due from the time the breach occurred and the fees you paid to your attorneys, which are sometimes recoverable under Florida law or provided for in the contract.
Following are some of the types of contractual disputes we have handled over the years:
- Purchase and sale agreements
- Purchase finance agreements
- Contracts for the sale of goods
- Installment sales contracts
- Service agreements
- Distribution agreements
- Franchise agreements
- License agreements
- Noncompete agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Merchant agreements
- Warranty agreements
- Factoring agreements
- Manufacturing and output contracts
- Shareholders' agreements
- Contractor and construction agreements
- Real estate contracts
- Landlord and tenant agreements
- Commercial leases
- Personal guaranties
- Trust agreements
- Security agreements
- Loans and promissory notes