Navigate Complex Florida Contract Disputes with Attorney Ben Murphey

Contract Disputes Attorney Davie

Sometimes just “getting it in writing” is not enough. Contract disputes frequently arise when not all parties agree on the meaning of certain terms or conditions, when one or more parties may not have been fit to enter into the contract in the first place, or when one or more parties fails to live up to their side of the agreement as outlined in the contract. Needless to say, contract disputes can be complex and messy, and if you find yourself involved in one, you’ll want to contact an experienced contract dispute lawyer as soon as possible.

Civil attorney Ben Murphey, a partner at the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey, has helped many individuals and organizations recover monetary damages in contract disputes so that they could rebuild their lives and businesses. He is a skilled negotiator and is often able to help clients quickly and effectively resolve their cases without litigation. However, he is also willing and prepared to go to court in cases where a lawsuit may be the only route to full and fair compensation.

With a 2014 Super Lawyer award from Super Lawyers and a 10/10 Superb rating from Avvo, Ben Murphey is recognized both by his peers and his clients as a skilled civil attorney who gets results. Give yourself the opportunity to have a positive outcome in your contract dispute case by contacting Attorney Murphey today.

What Constitutes a Contract in Florida?

At the most basic level, a contract is an agreement between two parties (such as an employer and an employee, or a business and a vendor) in which one party agrees to provide a product or service in exchange for money or another form of payment. In Florida, a contract can be either written or verbal (in some situations), but there are several conditions that need to be present in order to make it valid. A contract is only valid when:

  • There is an offer and acceptance of the conditions of the contract.
  • Both parties are deemed to have the capacity to enter into a contract (for example, a minor or someone with severe Alzheimer’s cannot generally enter into a contract).
  • The offer to provide goods or perform a service is not illegal or impossible to fulfill.
  • The agreement is specific enough to allow the terms to be enforceable.
  • There is some form of consideration (meaning there is a promise of payment through goods, services, or money).

Some contracts will also contain terms outlining how the case can be handled if a dispute does arise. Floridians should be wary of entering into a contract with an “arbitration clause,” as this will generally prevent them from filing a lawsuit against the other party if there is a breach of contract.

As you can imagine, it is always preferable to create a written contract because the terms and conditions are clearly laid out for anyone to see. However, even if your dispute involves a verbal contract, Ben Murphey may be able to help. Call him and schedule an initial consultation to learn more.

Common Causes of Contract Disputes

Despite (or perhaps because of) the specific requirements for a contract to be valid, there are a number of different types of disputes that can arise. Some of the most common issues include:

  • Negotiation disputes when drafting and reviewing a contract
  • Offer and acceptance disputes (e.g. one party claims that they never accepted the terms of the contract)
  • Disputes over the meaning of terms and conditions of the contract
  • Disputes over whether both parties were capable of entering into the contract (e.g. one person is forced or manipulated into signing the contract)
  • Breach of contract (i.e. one party fails to complete their side of the agreement)

Some of the types of contracts that may be subject to a dispute include:

  • Real estate agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Service and sales agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sale of a business

No matter what type of contract dispute you are facing, you deserve to receive the legal counsel of an attorney who is well-versed in this area of law. A lot of the terminology and issues that arise in contract disputes can be difficult to understand unless you have a law background, so it is essential that you have an attorney like Ben Murphey on your side.

Contract Disputes Can Be Costly—Work with an Experienced Attorney

Ben Murphey - Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury AttorneyEvery year, Floridians and their businesses face significant financial harm from breaches of contract and other types of contract disputes. However, fighting to recover damages can also become expensive if you do not have an attorney who is able to act quickly and efficiently to resolve the issue.

Ben Murphey truly cares about his clients and their financial wellbeing, so he will fight hard to help you get a positive outcome in your case. If it is possible to negotiate a fair settlement out of court, he will pursue that option, but if you need to go to trial to recover damages, he will build a strong case for you.

If you are still unsure whether your case requires an attorney, Ben Murphey urges you to call and schedule a free consultation today. There is no obligation, and it is a good way to learn more about Mr. Murphey’s experience and contract law. If you do end up working with Attorney Murphey,

You can reach Ben Murphey by emailing BMurphey@lawlorwinston.com, filling out the short contact form on the side of this web page, or calling any of the numbers below:

South Florida: 954-587-0873

Do not sit back and lose money because someone you contracted with failed to live up to their end of the agreement.  Contact civil trial lawyer Ben Murphey today.