A contract is like the DNA of the business world. Contracts define a business relationship and form the structure upon which a partnership, corporation and business relationship is built. A contract is at the core of commercial organizations, and a contract violation is a significant part of a civil litigation practice.
The attorneys at Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, are experienced litigators with a track record of successfully representing defendants or claimants in business litigation related to contract disputes. The firm's clients and cases include:
- Construction and real estate breach of contract
- Silicon chip, source code and computer code contract disputes
- Purchase or sale of land
- Real estate options
- Shareholder agreements or partnership disputes
- Commercial sale of goods, PO or invoice, disputes
- Breach of contract between two or more commercial parties or merchants
- Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) violations
- Enforcement and defense of oral contracts
- Complex breach of contract litigation involving multiple litigants
Understanding and Proving Intent in Ambiguous Contracts
Even though contracts are written by lawyers, not all of them are well written. Many clients come to the firm as either the plaintiff or the defendant with breach of contract issues related to ambiguous language, definitions, assertions or even timelines. The firm can create a finely-crafted contract, but is more frequently involved in litigation when there is a contract dispute.
In some instances, the firm's attorneys will seek to convince the court that contract language or terms are unambiguous and that a ruling is possible.
If the contract language or terms are ambiguous, the firm will seek to convince the court of the intent of the parties and examine performance after signing. The situation that led up to contract, the standard definitions used in the contract and the intent of the contract are all factors that are presented to the court. Depositions are an important aspect of determining intent. The attorneys make certain that witnesses are properly prepared for deposition.
Powerful Advocacy for Breach of Contract Litigation
The firm represents clients in civil and commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. To discuss a legal issue related to intellectual property, business tort, fraud or any complex civil litigation matter, please either call 801-359-9000 locally or 866-928-7962 toll free, or contact an attorney via e-mail.