CONTRACT LAWYER IN SOUTH FLORIDA
David Di Pietro is an AV Preeminent® rated trial attorney and experienced Florida contract lawyer. The Law Firm of Di Pietro Partners represents individuals/companies engaged in legal matters related to contract and business law. These legal matters include, but are not limited to: contract litigation, disputes, breach of contract, drafting/reviewing business documents and more.
If you, or your company require legal assistance with Florida contracts, call our offices for a free consultation today. 1.800.712.8462
How Our Contract Attorneys Can Help
Simply put, contract law is complicated. An experienced attorney can save a lot of time and resources for an individual or business. According to The Florida Bar,
“Each year, Florida residents lose money because they do not understand contracts when they enter into them or what to do when the other side breaches the agreement. In many of these cases, the advice of a lawyer would have prevented the loss. Only a qualified lawyer can advise you on whether an agreement is binding and what rights or obligations you may have if there is a breach.” (Consumer Pamphlet: Legal and Binding Contracts, Florida Bar, 2017).
The lawyers at Di Pietro Partners have years of experience representing businesses of all sizes for matters related to business and contract litigation. This experience is valuable in protecting your company from litigation or fighting on your behalf in the event of a contract breach or other dispute.
Breaking a contract may result in one party suing the other in order to enforce the contract. This may be done by compelling the party to fulfill the duties required by the contract, or in the form of compensation. Generally speaking, in Florida, litigation of a written contract requires a lawsuit to be filed within five years of the date the contract was breached. On the other hand, litigation of an “oral contract,” requires that the lawsuit is filed within four years. That being said, the deadline to file a suit in order to enforce a contract can be much sooner than the aforementioned deadlines. The time frame for filing these lawsuits can be extended under certain circumstances. It’s best to consult with legal counsel to determine your options.
Our Law Firm is experienced in several areas of contract litigation/disputes. These areas include, but are not limited to:
- Sales contracts
- Purchase & sale agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Shareholder disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Employment contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Service contracts
Breach of Contract
In contract law, not all breaches are considered equal. To put this in perspective, there’s two main categories of contract breaches, Material, and Non-material.
Material Breach – Simply put, a material breach occurs when there is a complete failure to perform the tasks agreed upon within the contract. Generally speaking, this breach involves more serious legal consequences as opposed to a non-material breach of contract.
Non-Material Breach – A non-material breach of contract involves the failure to perform a specific provision of the contract. As previously stated, this breach is the less serious of the two categories; thus, typically involves less severe legal consequences.
In Florida, when breach of contract occurs, there are several aspects that must be determined. These aspects include:
- Which sections of the contract were breached
- Was the contract in fact breached according to Florida law
- Is the task in question required per the contract
- At any point, was performance of the task excused
Fort Lauderdale Contract Lawyers
The contract attorneys at Di Pietro Partners are located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and serve clients in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami Dade. In addition to the main location, our firm has satellite offices located in West Palm Beach, and Miami that are available by appointment only. If you, or your company require legal assistance with matters related to business or contract law, call for a free consultation today. 1.800.712.8462