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Contracts

Established Business Law Firm in Rolla Manages Your Company’s Contracts

Helping South-Central MO businesses thrive through effective legal agreements

For a business owner, there is nothing more exasperating than losing the benefit of a good deal because of a badly executed contract. But the unfortunate fact is that too many businesses have their resources drained due to preventable problems with contracts. Poor negotiation, vague or even incomprehensible drafting, and lax oversight can create problems that undermine your operations. That’s why, at Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. in Rolla, our business attorneys serving all of South-Central Missouri take meticulous care to ensure that our clients’ contracts contain favorable terms and are clear, concise and enforceable. However, if a problem with a contract arises, we are prepared to litigate aggressively to protect your rights. We have extensive experience in negotiations, mediation, arbitration and civil trials. For contract services that get positive results, you can trust the business attorneys of Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C.

Drafting contracts for a variety of business and commercial purposes

Too often parties to an agreement sign a contract that fails to accurately reflect their understanding, to contain clear enough terms to put each party on notice, or to contain contingencies to protect their rights if something goes wrong. This results in wasting company resources and losing the benefits of what would have been a favorable deal.

To prevent such problems, our business law attorneys take proactive steps to ensure that your contracts are sound, explicit and enforceable. We are transparent and plain-spoken in negotiations so there can be no misunderstanding of terms. We draft contracts that are clear and comprehensive, addressing foreseeable circumstances that could affect each party’s performance. We also review existing contracts to uncover areas where your company is exposed to liability or unprotected in the event of another party’s breach.

Enforcing existing contracts to protect your rights

Our business litigation attorneys have handled countless contract disputes over the years, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Many disputes arise before a breach occurs and require clarification of certain terms. Often, it’s necessary to rescind and reform a contract that does not clearly recite the parties’ understanding. In other cases, parties anticipate a breach, and steps can be taken to enforce performance according to the obligations of the contract or to minimize the damage to the nonbreaching party.

Essentially, a breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform a material part of the contract. The breaching party may then be liable for the liquidated damages stipulated in the contract or the actual damages the nonbreaching party suffers. However, the nonbreaching party has a duty to mitigate losses. Whether a breach occurred, whether the nonbreaching party is entitled to damages, and whether the nonbreaching party was reasonable in the attempt to mitigate damages are all matters for the court to determine. Breach of contract litigation tends to be more complex than parties anticipate, so it’s vital to have a knowledgeable legal team supporting your side.

Common types of contract disputes

Our corporate law attorneys have extensive experience in business contract disputes that include:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Commercial contracts for goods or services
  • Commercial real estate and equipment leases
  • Construction contracts
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Employment contracts and executive compensation packages
  • Insurance and reinsurance contracts
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements

Whatever business you are in and whatever transaction you intend, our contract attorneys provide the trustworthy, detailed advice you need to reach a beneficial agreement. However, if a dispute arises, we are ready to protect your rights and reach a favorable resolution.

For capable contract law services in Rolla, Missouri, call us today

Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. in Rolla provides highly professional contract law services throughout South-Central Missouri. If you are negotiating an agreement or seeking representation for a dispute, we are ready to assist. To schedule an appointment, call 573-458-5200 or contact us online.

  
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