As a small business owner, contracts are likely at the heart of your success. There used to be a time when a handshake agreement was enough to seal a business agreement, and in some cases, that may still be true. However, a well-written contract means that you don't need to simply trust that the other party will hold up their end of the deal. Contracts are a strong legal tool that explicitly spell out expectations and provide enforcement mechanisms for non-compliance.
You may deal with contracts in nearly every aspect of your business: Employment, real estate, leases, merchandise, equipment rental and partnership expectations, just to name a few. But it's important to remember that contracts are only effective if you are prepared to use all tools necessary to enforce them, up to and including litigation.
No smart business owner wants to go to court if they don't have to. Litigation is expensive and time-consuming, and positive outcomes cannot often be guaranteed. That being said, it is wise to work with an experienced business law attorney at every step of the contract dispute process. That way, you have a skilled legal professional who can help you negotiate and settle out of court when possible, and aggressively represent your best interests in court when necessary.
At Bryan E. Kuhn, Counselor at Law, our attorneys combine considerable business knowledge and experience with intimate knowledge of the law to better serve clients, primarily in the Denver area. We regularly represent business owners facing all types of business-related legal issues. If you want to learn more about how we help clients resolve contract disputes, please visit the contract litigation lawyers page on our website.