Houston Contract Lawyer
The terms of legal contracts should always be precise and clear, otherwise legal issues and causes for business litigation can arise. If you’re drafting, negotiating or disputing a business arrangement, call a Texas contract lawyer today.
The language of business is spoken through contracts. Written and oral agreements form the basis of the relationships that help businesses to create and perpetuate their livelihoods and provide their goods or services to consumers. For this reason, the terms of a contractual agreement should be expressed clearly and to the letter, so that each party is fully aware and in accord with the conditions that they will be expected to fulfill.
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When it comes to contracts, we offer a full range of services that include reviewing, drafting, presenting and disputing:
- Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing Agreements
- Buy Sell Agreements
- Breaches of Contract
- Covenants Not to Compete
- Construction Agreements and Failure to Perform
- Non-Conforming Goods
- Commercial Debt Collections
- Land Acquisitions
- Employment Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Business Startup Agreements
Contracts are legally binding agreements. So, anytime you enter into any type of contractual relationship, it is imperative that you understand the terms to which you’ve agreed. A failure to fulfill your end of an arrangement can result in financial penalties, a repossession of goods, a loss of services and potentially a business litigation suit.
A legally binding contractual agreement will always be comprised of the following four elements:
- Agreement: This is the element of offer and acceptance, and it requires the contracting parties to have a clear understanding of the arrangement and an objective, mutual interest to be bound to its terms
- Consideration: This element is the “thing” of legal value for which the agreement has been negotiated (i.e., a contractor will renovate your property for “X” amount of dollars; a supplier will provide a merchant with “X” amount of goods for “X” amount of dollars, etc.)
- Contractual Capacity: This element requires negotiating parties to be of the age of majority, mentally competent and of a sober mind in order to enter into a valid contractual relationship
- Lawful Object: This element— or stipulation— requires that any and all goods and services made subject to the terms of a contract be legally salable or lawful in their form and purpose
Contracts are the means by which bonds of trust are forged between business owners and their suppliers, their consumers, their tradesmen and, sometimes, their employees. Legal agreements help to forge trust between venders and suppliers, and they provide options for legal recourse to injured parties who have suffered a breach of performance. In the realm of commerce, it is contractual relationships that make the world go round and the more clearly and specifically the agreements are written the better.
If you are about to enter into a written agreement or you need an agreement written to serve a particular purpose for your business, call a Texas contract lawyer. We can discuss your legal needs during a free consultation.
Whether it's drafting, negotiating or disputing, call our firm for contracts in Houston, Katy, West Houston, Sugar Land, Stafford, Jersey Village, West University and Piney Point Village, Texas. The Law Office of Mark A. Sanders is a business and family law firm with offices in both Houston and Katy.