Every state in this country has laws related to contracts. Tennessee contract law is complex and you should consult with an attorney before signing a contract.
The law requires most contracts to have four basic elements: mutual consent, capacity, legality, and consideration. A contract that does not fulfill all of the requirements under Tennessee contract law may be invalid. This is one of the main reasons you need an experienced contract attorney to draft and/or review a contract before you sign. Our contract lawyers provide comprehensive contract services to ensure your contract meets Tennessee law.
Comprehensive Contract Services Handled By Experienced Knoxville Contract Attorneys
Our contract lawyers have extensive experience handling all matters related to contracts for individuals and businesses. Whether it is a business-to-business contract, a contract between individuals, or a contract between an individual or employee and a business, our contract lawyers can assist with:
- Drafting the Contract – Before we put anything to paper, we discuss any restrictions, demands, and goals that you may have regarding the contractual relationship between you and the other party. It is important to understand what you expect to receive from this legal relationship in order to draft a contract that accomplishes all of your goals. Our attorneys listen, analyze, and provide sound advice regarding the terms and conditions you should include in your contract to ensure you have the outcome you desire. We will continue to revise the draft until we have a working contract that encompasses all terms and conditions you need to protect your interests.
- Contract Negotiation – Once a contract has been drafted, it will be presented to the other party. In many cases, the other party may disagree with some terms and want to change them. Our contract lawyers are skilled negotiators who can quickly resolve disputes so that you can move forward with a contractual relationship that meets your needs and does not leave you vulnerable should a dispute arise.
- Contract Litigation – Disputes can arise even with a well-crafted, legally binding contract. Our contract attorneys will try to negotiate with the other party to save time and money; however, if necessary, we are fully prepared to litigate breach of contract issues and other contract dispute matters.
- Contract Review – If another party is requesting you to enter into a contract, it is always in your best interest to have that contract reviewed by a contract attorney who is working just for you. We will review a contract for unfair or unacceptable clauses and inconsistencies before you sign the contract. We will suggest changes, if needed, to protect your best interests.
Our contract attorneys have the skills and knowledge you need when negotiating a contract with another person, company, or employer. We take the necessary steps to ensure your interests and rights are protected. Do not leave yourself, your family, your business, and your personal assets at risk by entering into a contract without an attorney by your side.
Types of Personal Contracts
Contracts between individuals protect the legal rights of both parties and reduce the risk of litigation. However, if litigation is initiated due to a contract dispute, having a well-drafted, comprehensive contract by an experienced contract attorney can increase the chance that the dispute will be resolved in your favor. Examples of personal contracts that our Knoxville contract attorneys handle include:
- Real estate contracts
- Rental and/or lease agreements
- Service agreements
- Employment contracts
- Cohabitation agreements
Types of Business Contracts
Almost every business is required to enter contracts in order to conduct business. Business law governs contracts between two businesses or an individual and a business. Examples of business contracts our attorneys handle include:
- Real estate contracts
- Buy-sell agreements
- Employment contracts
- Service contracts
- Vendor/supplier contracts
- Commercial leases and rental agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Operating agreements
- Equipment leases
Do I Need A Knoxville, TN Contract Attorney?
If you are conducting business with another party, regardless of whether that party is a company or an individual, it is in your interests to reduce your agreement to a written contract. This protects you in the event the other party defaults on any terms of the agreement or if there is a future dispute.
Before you bind yourself to the terms in a contract, you want to make sure the terms are fair to you and protect your best interest. Disputed contracts can cost time and money in lengthy litigation battles that can result in specific performance of the terms of the contract or damages for breach of contract. Avoid problems by hiring the right contract attorney from the beginning who will look out only for you and your interests.
Contact Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC by calling 865-292-2307 or click here to schedule your consultation with a business law attorney to discuss how we can help you and/or your business with contract matters.