Representing Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and all of Broward County, FL
David S. Tupler, P.A. helps Broward County businesses and individuals prevent legal pitfalls. Our Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale contract lawyers help create, edit, review and register commercial agreements. With more than 25 years of experience drafting agreements that comply with Florida’s specifications for legally binding documents, Mr. Tupler has a wealth of experience handling complex issues, and drafting strong contracts aimed at prevent legal disputes in the first place.
TYPES OF RELATED LITIGATION
We understand that a Florida company’s reputation is as much of a priority as financial success. Our areas of expertise in breach of agreement cases include:
- health care, including pharmaceuticals
- new businesses
- real estate, including tenant and landlord disputes
- compound contracts
QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED UP FRONT
Commercial contract disputes usually revolve around delivery time of goods, the condition of those goods or finalizing the project for those goods. Whether updating an agreement for continuous work or drafting a new contract with a new company, there are numerous questions that should be acknowledged or answered before work begins:
- Has all registration paperwork been distributed to Florida’s Department of Corporations?
- Was the registered paperwork approved by Florida’s Department of Corporations?
- Do all parties have the legal capacity to follow all terms of the contract?
- If a party must have responsibilities temporarily stopped, is there a representative who can handle issues in their absence?
- Does this contract offer reliable goods or services or money?
- Was the agreement oral or written? (Depending on the contract level, some agreements must be written even if agreed upon orally.)
- Has any language agreed upon orally been excluded? If so, why?
- Has any language that was agreed upon in writing been rejected orally? If so, why?
TIMELY LEGAL ACTION IS CRITICAL
For written contracts, according to the Florida Bar, a company involved in a dispute must file a lawsuit within five years during the time-frame that the written agreement was completed and signed by both parties. For an oral contract, the time-frame is four years. Enforcement of a contract should occur within one year’s time, and should include details of what would happen in the event of a disagreement. Examples of items both parties can agree upon beforehand:
- a disagreement would be settled by a jury
- which party will pay attorney’s fees
- option for alternative dispute resolution forums
- option for mediation or arbitration
If you find yourself in a contractual disagreement with another party, let our Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale construction litigation attorneys go to work to get you paid. Our initial consultation is free and we stand ready to help you throughout Broward County. Call contract dispute specialist David S. Tupler, P.A. to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.