Contract Formation Attorneys Based in Miami-Dade County
Contracts are agreements between two or more parties, which range from structuring a fee arrangement for services rendered to outlining specific duties to be performed in exchange for valid consideration. In order to form a contract, there must be an offer, an acceptance, and valid consideration, which means there must be a benefit which must be bargained for between the parties.
While Florida is an at-will employment state, which means the employer or employee may terminate the relationship for any reason at any time, employers often require agreements from employees, which may include clauses of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality. Under Florida law, continued employment is considered sufficient consideration for these agreements. It is often beneficial for the parties to seek the advice of counsel prior to signing these agreements as there can usually be areas of negotiation to be addressed.
When dealing with a breach of contract claim, it is necessary to take prompt and decisive action. A breach of contract entails a party’s failure to fulfill their side of the bargain and can result in serious damages, including injunctive relief and monetary damages, which may include the recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs if covered by the terms of the agreement.
Attorneys at BT Law Group have extensive experience advising clients about, drafting, evaluating, and litigating contracts as well as defending clients in breach of contract claims. If you need assistance navigating this complex area of the law, please contact the attorneys at BT Law Group.