Grand Blanc Law Firm Handles All Contract Matters
WHLR provides focused assistance with all contract matters
Most business transactions conducted today are done through the use of contracts. A contract is a binding agreement between two parties that sets terms for the transaction, including price, delivery and quantity of items to be sold. Properly drafting and negotiating contracts will allow you to clearly define and understand your business’s rights and obligations. When a dispute arises, you need an attorney who understands how to negotiate and litigate contract cases. Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm and Robertson, P.L.C. handles contract drafting, negotiation and breach cases for clients in Michigan.
Dedicated attorneys providing contract services in Michigan
In addition to helping you draft a solid contract, we help your business revise, update or modify existing contracts to reflect changing circumstances. We work directly with your company to help you avoid breaching a contract and to enforce another party’s compliance with a contract when they are in danger of breach. We are committed to helping our clients’ businesses thrive, and dedicated to helping you achieve the results you desire.
Understanding breach of contract
Breach of contract is a fairly common occurrence in the world of business. A breach occurs when someone violates the terms of an agreement. A breach can occur at any time after the creation of a contract. Either party can cause a breach through its actions or inactions. Some breaches are justified under the law and others are not. Some breaches are small. In these cases, the parties may be able to continue performance under their agreement. Breaches that are serious enough to disrupt the entire purpose of the contract may be considered material breaches, rendering the contract void. We aggressively represent clients in the many types of breach of contract cases, including, but not limited to,
- Failure to pay for a product or services
- Failure to deliver a product or services
- Missed deadlines
- Failure to meet the terms of a secondary agreement, such as a lease, mortgage or loan document
- Disputes over terms in a contract
- Disputes between partners, shareholders, or workers
- Work stoppages
When you or your company is affected by a breach, we will take definitive steps to bring the other party into compliance. We will first attempt to get them to cure the breach through performance or compensation. Next, we can seek a resolution through negotiations. We are prepared to pursue a remedy through litigation. We will seek the maximum amount of damages allowed under the law in order to compensate your Michigan business for its losses.
Defending clients who have been accused of a breach
In every contract dispute, at least one company will find itself on the defense. We also represent clients who have wrongfully been accused of breaching a contract. In many cases, actions that would normally constitute a breach are allowed because of something the other party did first. Sometimes we represent clients who have breached their contracts purposely in order to pursue alternatives. This is known as “efficient breach.” This might mean restoring any money the company lost or potentially compensating them for the profits they expected to earn. We help clients in this situation develop defenses for their actions and vehemently defend their rights in court.
Affordable alternates to suing in court
The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the disputed amount in a contract action. Fortunately, there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. Our skilled advocates successfully represent clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving our clients money and time that allows them to get out of the judicial system and back to what they do for a living.
Need help with a contract or breach of contract? Contact Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm and Robertson, P.L.C. today.
If your company is in the process of drafting or negotiating a contract, or if a contract has been breached, you need legal help. Call Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm and Robertson, P.L.C. at 810-767-3600 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Grand Blanc, Michigan office.