Houston Business & Contract Law – Attorneys for Contract Disputes
The wheels of commerce would grind to a halt without a stable, predictable regime of contract agreements to underpin our system of corporate law, consumer law and real estate law. Most of the time, a properly drafted contract that has been subjected to contract review with an experienced business law attorney is all that is necessary to ensure the smooth, equitable functioning of a business arrangement or relationship.
Unfortunately, there are some situations in which seemingly ironclad contracts precipitate squabbles and disagreements. Such situations are known as contract disputes. Understanding, anticipating and defending against contract disputes is essential to any business planning endeavor.
Contract Disputes and Commercial Litigation in Harris, Waller and Fort Bend County
Contract disputes can arise for many reasons. Some of the more common issues and incidents that precipitate disputes include:
- Disagreement over the wording or meaning of a clause or addendum
- Willful or unintentional disregard for a particular stipulation or the entire document
- Disagreement over the competency of one or more parties to the contract
- Disagreement over the legal validity or enforceability of the contract’s terms and scope
- Technical issues with the structure and scope of the contract
Contract disputes can result in a wide array of legal actions and outcomes. Depending on the nature of the disagreement, a particular dispute may involve some or all of the following actions:
- The threat of a lawsuit or legal action
- Mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods
- A formal lawsuit and/or trial by judge and/or jury
- Appeals and countersuits
Address Contract Disputes with a Seasoned Houston Business Lawyer
A seemingly innocuous disagreement over the wording of a clause or the meaning of a section can quickly devolve into a full-blown contract dispute. In many cases, contract disputes precipitate costly litigation actions that damage business and personal relationships, harm reputations and negatively affect business planning.
With this in mind, it is critical for business owners and individuals to obtain seasoned representation during any contract dispute. At The Law Office of Henry A. Jakob, PLLC, we pride ourselves on providing effective, attentive representation that minimizes the negative impact of a dispute, works toward an amenable and final resolution and offers much-needed peace of mind during a hectic period. In addition, we strive to resolve disputes in the least invasive and resource-intensive manner possible.
Whether you are a Galveston real estate owner dealing with a lease-related dispute or a Pearland business owner with employment contract issues, we are happy to review your case and provide the necessary guidance.
Contact Us Today
If you would like to know more about how our Houston business attorneys can help with your contract disputes and other business law and corporate law needs in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller County, please call us at 713.640.5700 or use the online contact form to schedule a consultation.