We Keep Your Best Interests At The Forefront Of Contract Negotiations
Contracts are an important component of operating a successful business. While you may have a basic understanding of contract law, it can be vital for your business to have an attorney review the documents, thus ensuring your interests are protected. Cowden Law Co. LPA, offers experienced counsel and legal services for a full range of business contracts. Attorney Gerald Cowden provides seasoned strategies for drafting contracts as well as reviewing commercial contracts for matters related to mergers and acquisitions, finance and accounting, sales, marketing, advertising, data protection, employment matters and more.
A contract, which is legally enforceable, is an agreement between parties that creates a commitment to either do or not do perform a certain activity. For some agreements to be enforceable, they must be in writing. Even if a written agreement is not required, it can be your proof of the agreed-to activity and provides legal remedies for parties who later make changes.
No matter the type of contract, it must include:
- An offer
- An acceptance
- Competent parties
- Consideration, which is the exchange of services or goods between the parties involved in the contract
Attorney Gerald Cowden has more than four decades of experience constructing and negotiating commercial contracts. He can help you draft effective agreements as well as provide assertive litigation when necessary.
How Can You Enforce A Contract?
While contracts are legal agreements, those obligations are not always fulfilled. This can lead to a breach of contract. If you have a contract with a party that does not fulfill their part of the agreement, you can look to have the contract enforced.
Contracts are often enforced through negotiation or lawsuits. A breach of contract can also be enforced through a mediator reviewing the dispute.
A court may refuse to enforce a contract due to a variety of reasons, including:
- Undue influence, duress or misrepresentation
- Capacity to contract
- Public policy or illegality
Attorney Gerald Cowden can help you determine if any of these factors may play a role in your contract dispute.
Learn More About How We Can Help With Your Contract Needs
Solid contracts are an essential element of business operations. Working with a knowledgeable attorney, when drafting or reviewing a contract or developing a litigation strategy will ensure your business interests are protected. Email Cowden Law Co. LPA or call us at 216-930-6310 to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help with your commercial contract needs.