Articles Posted in Contracts

A Georgia Case Transformed by One Word Illustrates the Importance of Precision in Your Commercial Contracts
Poole Huffman, LLC

When it comes to protecting yourself from a contract partner failing to perform as promised, there are numerous keys. One is to ensure you have a contract drafted with skill and precision. Another is to avoid making missteps that could cost you the opportunity to assert contractual rights you otherwise would have had. In both…

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Your Best Foot Forward: How a Strong Complaint Is a Necessary Initial STEP Toward Success in Your Georgia Commercial Dispute
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On courtroom TV shows, success or failure often occurs in one very sudden “a-ha!” moment at or near the end of a trial. In reality, though, the crucial seeds of success (or failure) are often sowed much earlier. Success in your commercial dispute requires many skillfully executed pretrial steps, including drafting and timely submitting a…

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When You Do (and Don’t) Have the Required ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Needed to Make an Agreement Binding Under Georgia Law
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When dealing with commercial contracts and negotiations regarding commercial contracts, there are pieces of information that can be crucial. Perhaps the most fundamental is “Do we or don’t we have a binding agreement enforceable under the law?” When it comes to negotiating an agreement and getting knowledgeable advice about the contractual legal obligations you do…

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The Importance of Clearly Identifying a Violated Contract Term to Support Your Breach of Contract Claim in Georgia
Poole Huffman, LLC

Contract relationships can be like couples relationships: some are satisfying and mutually beneficial, some start out strong but eventually go off course, and others seemingly are beset with problems almost from the start. If you find yourself in the middle or last scenario, you may also have to deal with a breach of contract case…

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What is a Merger? Commercial Contract Construction Question Favors a Client Who Fought Making a $4M Payment
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Amidst complicated questions of corporate mergers, intellectual property, and more, commercial contracts often come down to fundamental issues of document drafting and contract construction. Whether yours is a (seemingly) straightforward contract for services or a complex deal, success often comes down to what’s on the paper you sign and your understanding of what rights and…

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Liquidated Damages Provisions in Commercial Contracts and the Rules Georgia Law Imposes on Them
Poole Huffman, LLC

A successful commercial contract must do many things. One of those objectives is to function correctly if you are the victim of the other side’s breach. To that end, success requires ensuring that your contract is free of provisions or clauses that do not comport with Georgia law and, if challenged, will be tossed as…

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Construction Contracts, Change Orders, and Limitation-Of-Liability Clauses in Georgia
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Construction contracts can often end up in disputes and, subsequently, litigation. There are many ways that construction contracts (and parties’ contractual rights and obligations) can become complicated and/or disputed. If you’re a party to a construction contract and you’ve been hauled into court — or the other side has failed to live up to their…

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Settlement Agreements and Enforcing Your Contractual Rights Through Injunctive Relief Under Georgia Law
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Binding contracts are an essential tool in conducting business. That includes not just the agreements that govern the transaction of products, goods, and services, but also the contracts that settle disputes between parties. Settlement agreements are essential for declaring each side’s rights and responsibilities. With any settlement agreement, there are three areas where having a…

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My Georgia Commercial Contract Is Void. Can My Business Still Obtain Compensation for Services Rendered??
Poole Huffman, LLC

Sometimes, commercial contract relationships are less than perfect. Imperfections… mistakes… omissions… and more may crop up in the course of your business relationship. Even when those flaws or errors were on your end, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not still entitled to be paid for the work you did. If things have become a bit…

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A Subcontractor’s Failure to Submit the Proper Notice Proves Costly in $5M Georgia Construction Project Dispute
Poole Huffman, LLC

When you’re dealing with construction projects and contracts, whether you’re a contractor or a subcontractor, invoicing and payment of invoices are critical parts of the process. If you’re the invoicing party, you want to ensure you’ve done everything necessary to ensure you get paid what you’re owed. If you’re the party receiving the invoice(s), you…

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