Our Attorneys Will Help You Protect Your Interests and Enforce Your Rights After a Contract is Breached or Broken
A Melbourne breach of contract attorney at Lacey Lyons Rezanka can help you understand your rights and options and pursue legal action if a contract is breached. We are seasoned Florida business lawyers who combine decades of experience to help clients draft, review and enforce legal agreements. We also have a track record of resolving contract disputes efficiently and on optimal terms for the businesses we represent.
A Broken Contract Leaves Much at Stake
Contracts are the cornerstone of business operations for companies throughout Florida and across the country. Legal agreements govern everything from the production, shipping, and sale of goods to who cleans the office and stocks the break room.
Unfortunately, not everyone always lives up to their obligations under a contract. Breaches can lead to significant business interruptions that are not only aggravating but also costly. The good news is you have the right to seek compensation and other legal remedies when another party to a contract does not live up to their side of the bargain.
Contract Formation in Florida
A contract is a binding legal agreement that includes four essential elements:
- Offer: A promise by one party to do (or not do) something.
- Acceptance: The other party unequivocally agrees to the terms of the offer.
- Consideration: Each party must receive some sort of benefit from the agreement.
- Mutual Assent: Both sides must intend to enter into a binding contract.
In order for there to have been a breach of contract, there must have been a binding contract in place. A Melbourne breach of contract attorney at our firm can assist you in drafting and reviewing a wide range of legal agreements.
What is Considered a Breach of Contract?
Contracts are often breached in a number of different ways, which generally fall into three categories:
- Failure to perform as obligated by the agreement
- A party makes it impossible for the other party to perform.
- One party repudiates the contract or makes clear the party does not intend to perform.
Regardless of the type of breach, the non-breaching party has the right to take legal action, which often requires filing (or at least threatening to file) a lawsuit. However, with the help of a Melbourne breach of contract attorney, many breach of contract disputes can be resolved without a full-blown trial.
Remedies Your Melbourne Breach of Contract Attorney Will Pursue
A business suing for breach of contract can seek a number of remedies designed to alleviate the impact of the breach.
Often, that means money damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make a party whole by compensating the business for the monetary losses incurred as a result of the breach. In some cases, additional punitive damages may be awarded to punish reckless or callous behavior.
In some situations, courts can also order injunctive relief, requiring the breaching party to perform its obligations under the contract.
Talk with a Melbourne Breach of Contract Attorney Today
If you are locked in a legal dispute over a contract, looking to navigate various legal issues that come with your business activities, or simply want to better understand your legal rights and options, Lacey Lyons Rezanka can help.