Ensuring Compliance, Remedying Breach

A contract is nothing more than a legally enforceable promise. Typically, it's an agreement involving a mutual exchange of promises between two parties. If one party performs as promised, and the other party doesn't, the performing party may have an actionable claim for breach of contract.

What makes an agreement legally enforceable? It depends on a number of factors, but the answer isn't always obvious. While some people assume that a contract must be in writing in order to be enforced, that isn't necessarily true; under certain circumstances, oral contracts may be regarded as binding and enforceable. Also, many specific types of contracts have their own particular requirements, such as contracts for the sale of land, contracts for the sale of goods, and employment contracts.

What remedies are available for breach of contract? This also is something that very much depends upon the specific circumstances of the case. It's not uncommon for a range of remedies to be available. Monetary damages is the most typical form of relief. Alternatively, a litigant can ask the court to order the breaching party to perform as originally agreed.

How much money can be awarded? This is perhaps the most fact-specific issue of all. Generally, a fully-performing party is entitled to be "made whole" - in other words, to be awarded whatever benefits it would have received if the breaching party had performed as promised. A party may also recover money spent in reliance on the other party's promise to perform; and any expenses incurred as a result of the breach.

Located in Willimantic, the Law Offices of Mathew Olkin represents plaintiffs in Windham County and throughout eastern Connecticut in their breach of contract claims. I personally evaluate the provisions of your contract to help you take full advantage of your rights and remedies.

Work With A Seasoned Civil Litigator

I have trial experience in civil actions involving contracts of various types. Achieving the best possible resolution takes an attorney who's both a skilled negotiator and a capable litigator. To put it in the most basic terms, the way to achieve a settlement is to make the other side an offer that's better than what they could expect to get at trial. I always make it a point to demonstrate to the other side the strength of our evidence and our ability to use it to present a compelling case at trial.

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If you think you may have a claim for breach of contract, visit my office for a free initial consultation. Let an experienced lawyer help you explore your possibilities for success in breach of contract matters. Call 860-924-7506 today to get started, or schedule your visit online.