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Best practices for avoiding contract disputes

On Behalf of | Jun 3, 2024 | Commercial Law |

When it comes to business matters, contracts ensure that all involved parties are on the same page. However, contract disputes can cause significant conflict, and may even result in legal issues.

It is possible to avoid disputes, provided you take the right steps when creating contracts for clients and other business entities.

Use clear language

Vague terms and ambiguous clauses in contracts can easily lead to misunderstandings. Conversely, clear language helps each party understand their rights and obligations. That is why you must specify all details to avoid misinterpretation.

Include all important elements

All business contracts should include certain core components, such as offer, acceptance and consideration. They must also contain elements naming the parties involved, detailing the subject matter and other important information. A well-structured contract covers all necessary aspects and leaves no room for ambiguity.

Specify dispute resolution methods

It is not always possible to avoid contract disputes. However, including methods for resolving disputes within the contract can help mitigate issues. Disputed resolution methods may involve mediation or arbitration as alternative ways to resolve conflicts without going to court.

Review the contract thoroughly

Once you have a completed document, carefully review the contract before signing. Pay close attention to any fine print and ensure no important details are overlooked. Also, address any questions or concerns before finalizing the contract.

Document all changes

In the event an update is necessary, be sure to document all changes in writing. Any modifications should be clearly stated and signed by all parties. Verbal agreements can easily be forgotten or misinterpreted, so keep a written record of any changes.

If you are seeking guidance for a contract dispute, contact Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our skilled attorneys.