Contract disputes are among the most common business litigation issues. Nearly every business situation involves some type of contract and disputes can arise in an infinite number of ways. Contract litigation can involve the sale of goods, interpretation of agreements, service contracts and any other issue imaginable.
The attorneys at Epiphany Law have handled countless contract disputes - from the simple to the complex. These types of disputes come in all shapes and sizes. We have successfully represented clients in cases ranging from the interpretations of a few hundred dollar service contracts to multi-million dollar complex commercial contract disputes with international companies.
Whether you need assistance defending your rights or need to take legal action to enforce them, Epiphany Law can help.
Questions & Answers
Q: If I have a written contract, isn't it easy for a judge to read it and make a decision?
A: Unfortunately, no. In an ideal world our contracts would address every possible issue and the plain meaning of the contract would solve any disputes. We don't have to tell you, however, that is not an ideal world and there are all different shades of gray. There are many intricate details to contract law and it is imperative to use those details to frame the issue in a positive light for your case.
Q: Doesn't every attorney handle contracts - does it really matter who I hire?
A: It is true that most attorneys have some familiarity with contracts. However, it is not true that all attorneys can properly handle contract disputes. There are literally volumes of cases dealing with the business and commercial contract disputes and it is critical to handle disputes in the correct way. An attorney who is experienced in litigating business and commercial contract disputes will be more knowledgeable about your issues and far better suited to persuade a judge or jury to see things your way.
Q: Someone told me I could have a contract even if it was not in writing; is that true?
A: Yes, it is possible to have an enforceable contract that is not in writing. However, it is often very hard to prove an oral contract. It is also true that some contracts must be in writing or are unenforceable, and there are also complex legal rules regarding when and if oral contracts can modify your written contract. The reality is that contract interpretation and enforcement, whether oral or written, can be complex and you should seek the advice of a quality attorneyin both drafting your contracts and litigating any disputes that arise.