Philadelphia Contract Attorney
Every enforceable legal agreement is based on a contract, whether express or implied. Contacts can be of either a written or oral format. In its simplest form, a contract is established when one party makes an offer and the other accepts that offer. Terms and conditions are established, including details such as price and timelines. Contracts are made specifically to define the obligations between two parties, but these contracts can be misinterpreted or broken. Deadlines are missed, quality of delivered goods or performance is not as expected, and disputes arise. In some instances, a party to a contract may not be able to meet the obligation and may require rescission of the terms. The law pertaining to contracts was specifically written to make sure that contracts are enforceable and that when their terms are not met, damages may be collected by the injured party. The Philadelphia contract attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz have vast experience in the complexities of contract law and its enforcement and can assist you with negotiations, dispute resolution and representation in contract litigation whether you are pursuing a claim or defending against one.
Breach of Contract Attorney
Filing a successful claim for breach of a contract in requires certain elements of proof. The contract itself must be valid, supported by legal consideration, there must be proof of a material violation of the contract terms, and there must be proven damages in order to either win a monetary award or receive the remedy of specific performance. Though the breach of a written contract is more easily proven than an implied contract, the law firm of Bochetto & Lentz can advise you on the merits of your case and the challenges it may present. Often, the language of the contract itself may be ambiguous, or may contain terms that are contradictory. We have extensive experience in pursuing and prevailing in a wide range of claims, including those involving joint venture relationships, commercial and construction contracts, foreclosure and related real estate contracts, and lender liability claims.
The pursuit of contract litigation generally aims to either achieve monetary compensation for the damages suffered as a result of the breach of contract, but in some cases filing for specific performance of the original contractual obligations may be a more effective legal approach. In matters of real estate transactions the filing of a claim for specific performance can be particularly powerful, as a buyer suing for specific performance of a contract can effectively prevent the seller from moving forward with any future contract without first satisfying the buyer’s claim or negotiating a resolution to the dispute.
The attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz understand that the outcome of a contract dispute and contract litigation can have tremendous impact on the success of our clients. We initiate each case review by carefully reading and assessing the original contract, gathering all of the facts and determining the best legal strategy. This may mean mediation, arbitration or litigation. We represent both businesses and individuals in contract litigation, and we choose the approach that will bring our client the most satisfactory outcome.