Woodland Hills Breach of Contract Lawyer
Trusted Legal Counsel for All Aspects of Your Business
The Woodland Hills breach of contract attorney at
the Law Offices of Ali Taheripour provides comprehensive legal services to business owners in Los Angeles
and the surrounding areas. For over two decades, we have been focused
on meeting the unique needs of the community—and we have a proven
track record of success in all types of business litigation and related issues.
Request your consultation today by calling
(818) 629-1121 or reach out using our online
What Counts as a “Contract”?
Certain elements must be present to form a contract. One party must offer
an agreement, and the other party must accept it. There must be something
of value exchanged between the parties (consideration). Additionally,
the parties must be in agreement about the offer, the exchange of goods
or services, and whether they are entering into a legal agreement. Parties
also must be mentally capable of forming a contract.
When most people talk about contracts, they think about written documents
used to transact business. Contracts don’t have to be in writing
if two parties agree to the elements of a contract, but most people use
written contracts to avoid vagueness. A written contract can include different
sections like introductions, definitions of terms, statements of purpose,
obligations of the parties, warranties, guarantees, representations, and
different attachments. The parties must sign the contract to acknowledge
that they accept the terms.
Businesses can use contracts for many different activities. Employment
agreements, non-compete agreements, licensing agreements, vendor agreements,
purchases, partnerships, leases, and sale of business arrangements are
all examples of common business contracts. Even personal contracts may
have a business aspect to them, like a lease agreement between tenant
What Should My Contract Include?
Often what makes a good contract is not what is in the contract but how
the contract is written. Contracts should clearly spell out the details
of the agreement. Anyone reading the agreement should understand what
the agreement entails.
Additionally, all contracts should identify the correct parties entering
into the agreement. This may seem obvious, but many times, one business
will negotiate a contract with an individual not authorized to enter another
business into agreements. In these cases, the actual business and the
owners need to be identified in the contract.
No matter how complicated or long the negotiations were, contracts need
to represent them entirely. A good contract leaves no stone unturned.
What Legal Actions Do I Have if the Other Party Doesn’t Live Up to
In order to prove a breach of contract, the plaintiff must prove:
- The parties entered a valid contract,
- The defendant breached the contract, and
- The breach caused harm to the plaintiff.
Usually, breach of contract damages are limited to the economic value of
the contract. Sometimes tort actions, like negligent misrepresentation
or fraud, arise from breach of contract claims. These actions can address
other harms the plaintiff suffered in addition to the nominal economic
loss from the breach of contract.
The Law Offices of Ali Taheripour is a law firm in Woodland Hills committed to helping businesses and individuals
write sound contracts and protect their rights. If you have been accused
of a breach of contract or would like to bring a lawsuit against a party
that violated an agreement, please don’t hesitate to reach out to
our firm today.
(818) 629-1121 to
speak with a Woodland Hills breach of contract attorney about your case today.