Simply put, a contract is an agreement obligating one party to render a performance to another. Most contracts are enforceable in court. For a contract to be enforceable, the parties to the contract must have “capacity” to make a contract. Thus, a child may not be bound by the terms of a contract.
Most contracts are never reduced to writing and it would be impractical to reduce every contract to writing. However courts look upon a written document setting forth the terms of an agreement as an important tool in determining what the parties intended when they made their contract.
Some contractual provisions, even when reduced to writing, are disfavored by the law and are unenforceable in court. For example, a contract binding one of the parties to break the law may not be enforced. Bills of sale, purchase orders, employment agreements, leases, suretyship, and non-compete agreements are just a few of the many types of contracts that the attorneys at The Bagert Law Firm deal with regularly.
The attorneys of The Bagert Law Firm can assist you in negotiating, drafting and enforcing a wide range of contracts, from insurance policies to real estate contracts and leases to vendor agreements and construction contracts.
We are skilled in representing clients who have been cheated or shut out in the award of public contract work. Mr. Bagert knows the public bid law by heart, wrote many of its provisions as a legislator, and handled major cases that turned on it.
We are skilled in drafting business agreements and analyzing the terms of proposed contracts. Our decades of experience in contract law allow us to anticipate and help clients avoid many potential problems. We also have the experience and diligence required to enforce contract language.
We regularly achieve successful results for clients in breach of contract litigation. Whether you need to enforce a contract or have been accused of failing to live up to the terms of an agreement, we will aggressively pursue a positive outcome that meets your goals. Throughout the process, we will keep you informed of the ongoing costs of litigation and of any developments in your case.
To arrange a consultation about your contract-related concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. From our office in New Orleans, we represent clients throughout southeast Louisiana.