Inevitably, misunderstandings arise in business. These disagreements can have huge financial implications and waste precious time and resources for all parties involved. Contracts are invaluable tools that help define the rights and relationships of the parties, and prevent or limit these misunderstandings and uncertainties. While oral agreements can be enforceable, the better practice is to put the agreement in writing. Even an exchange of emails can be deemed a written contract. At their most basic, contracts are simply an exchange of promises. However, an effective written agreement should clearly set forth the full expectations and obligations of the parties, the scope of the work and the terms of payment. This prevents either side from claiming a misunderstanding at a later point in time, and helps minimize the risk of all involved.
Paul Miller has substantial experience litigating and drafting a wide range of commercial contracts, construction contracts, purchase agreements, operating agreements, non-compete agreements, service agreements and employment contracts. Regardless of the type of contract involved, it’s always important to thoroughly understand the terms of the contract and the obligations of all parties involved. When one or more parties fail to fulfill these contractual obligations, a breach has occurred. Paul Miller has successfully pursed and defended breach of contract claims across the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia. Whether you need help drafting, reviewing, or negotiating a contract, we provide a one-stop solution for all your contract needs. To contact a Virginia contract lawyer, call 703-280-0037.