Bay Area Contract Disputes & Litigation Attorney
Settling contract disputes is just one type of business litigation service we provide. For more about other business litigation services, please see our “Bay Area Business Litigation Attorney” page or see the links to the right.
Contract disputes are a very common type of business litigation. It comes as no surprise to anyone that contracts are legally binding agreements, but the exact meaning of the language contained in a contract is often open to interpretation. There is an old saying that “oral agreements are not worth the paper they are written”. It conveys the fundamental difficulty with oral or handshake contracts – they are hard to enforce because it is hard to prove what exactly the parties agreed upon.
Written agreements are better. However, for a written agreement to be effective it should be drafted, or at least reviewed, by an experienced attorney. This is because both oral agreements and written agreement that are created by lay people almost always have significant gaps and/or ambiguities about important contractual terms. These ambiguities then lead to headaches and often to expensive legal disputes between the parties who unsurprisingly understand ambiguous language in a way that benefits them.
We draft and litigate over various different contracts including:
- Business Purchase-Sale Agreements
- Agency Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Manufacturing Agreements
- Operating Agreements
- Shareholder-Investor Agreements
No attorney can foresee all of the potential issues in a transaction, but we work hard to put our clients in a position where they can succeed whether in structuring a contractual relationship, dealing with a budding dispute, or fighting in court.
GET A FREE CASE REVIEW
If you are a business owner facing litigation or in a dispute that has reached a stalemate, please call our Bay Area business litigation law firm at (935) 937-3900 or submit the form to the right for a free case review. In many case, there is never any fee OR EXPENSE to you of any kind until we settle your case and you get paid!
We have four offices to serve you in Oakland, Orinda, Redding and Chico, and serve clients throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area including the entire Silicon Valley and throughout California.