Contracts / Business Disputes

Greensboro Contract and Business Disputes Attorney

Contracts are important legal agreements that allow us to conduct business in an orderly and reliable manner. Our legal system allows and encourages people to create contracts to govern their personal and business affairs. The riskier the situation, the more important it is to create a binding contract. Whether a client runs a business, wants to enter into an agreement to loan or borrow money, or needs specific work performed, parties to the agreement benefit from a properly drafted contract in the event something goes awry. Consider these questions:

What happens if the other party fails to perform their contract duties?

Can you force the other party to perform the contract? business_meeting

What are your rights if the item you purchased does not work or is somehow defective?

How much protection does your warranty provide?

Are you covered by the UCC? What is the UCC?

How long do you have to file a claim and when does the clock start ticking?

Do you have the documentation needed to prove your claim?

What do you have to do to mitigate or reduce your damages?

What happens if a situation arises that is not covered in your contract?

Whether it is a car purchase, apartment lease, home repairs, fitness club membership, or other agreement it is important to ensure you receive the full benefit of your bargain and the appropriate protection under the law. When you enter into a consumer or business transaction without having a good contract that protects you, you are risking losses and ruin. Do not leave these issues to chance. Protect yourself. Speak with a lawyer.

Here is a sample of the contract and business cases Attorney John O'Neal has handled:

  • A foreign corporation entered into a contract to purchase textiles from a local company and paid a deposit to facilitate delivery. The textiles were delivered but in a substantially defective state. On behalf of the foreign corporation, the O'Neal Law Office drafted a Guaranty agreement in which the local company agreed to fully repay the foreign corporation by a certain date. After no repayment was made, the O'Neal Law Office filed suit on behalf of the foreign corporation to recover the money due along with attorney fees and court costs. The O'Neal Law Office obtained a default judgment has against the corporation.
  • A woman signed a poorly written repayment agreement (created by the other party) and subsequently made payments to the other party. Without warning the other party decided to no longer accept the payments as stated in the agreement. Instead, the other party demanded full repayment of the outstanding balance and sued the woman for the balance. The woman who was making the payments hired the O'Neal Law Office to protect her interests in the matter. The case was resolved in a mediated settlement conference.
  • The owner of a small lawn care service performed several weeks of work pursuant to a valid legal contract but the other party refused to pay for the services rendered. The O'Neal Law Office filed suit against the other party and recovered a judgment in favor of the business owner. The defendant satisfied the judgment and paid the business owner after a sheriff's deputy served a Writ of Execution.
  • A nationally-renowned furniture store contracted with a furniture company for the latter to provide furniture for resale. The parties had a disagreement as to the sufficiency of the furniture provided by the company and the billing associated with the furniture. The company sued the store in court in North Carolina. The O'Neal Law Office assisted out-of-state counsel in securing a dismissal of the North Carolina lawsuit on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction.

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Contact the O'Neal Law Office today for your complimentary consultation concerning the following:

♦ Money owed/debt collection issues

♦ Breach of contract

♦ Real estate dispute law_books

♦ Business torts (ex: interference with contract, breach of confidentiality, slander/libel)

♦ Consumer issues (ex: company refuses to service a product covered under warranty)

♦ Contract disputes with a business

Talk with an attorney before drafting and signing a contract, such as a service contract or vendor agreement with a small business. The O'Neal Law Office also assists independent contractors and employees in collecting unpaid wages for services performed. If you have a business or contract situation you need reviewed or handled, contact the O'Neal Law Office.


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