5 Tips to Winning A Contract Lawsuit
1. To Win A Contract Court Case, Have a Good Contract
A good contract might be more difficult than it seems. A lot of people create contracts on the internet using a mish-mash of boilerplate language that sounds legal but is not appropriate for the situation.
While online legal templates may cover the standard aspects of an agreement, they often lack the attention to detail that an experienced business lawyer can provide. These generic forms are not equipped to address the unique concerns of many businesses, which may require customized legal documents.
2. Keep Good Records
Preserve all of your emails, text messages, letters or other written correspondence that is related to your contract dispute. Keep your business documents in order and keep them in a way that you can reach them to turn them over to your attorney when the time comes. When involved in a contract dispute, it’s essential to keep all written correspondence related to the matter. These documents can serve as evidence of the terms of the contract, the actions taken by both parties, and any agreements made.
It’s also essential to keep your business documents in order and easily accessible. This means keeping them organized in a way that makes sense to you, so you can easily find them when needed. This includes financial records, contracts, agreements, invoices, and any other documents related to your business dealings.
3. Have an Attorney
Nevada requires that a business entity, such as a corporation or LLC, has to be represented by an attorney when they go to court. An attorney can help to navigate the complexities of the legal system, and ensure that the business entity complies with all relevant laws and regulations. This includes matters related to contracts, intellectual property, taxes, and other legal issues that may arise during the course of business operations. Individuals may be able to represent themselves in some small matters but a business attorney is your best option for resolving disputes.
4. Tell the Truth
You need to tell the truth to your attorney and don’t leave anything out. Your attorney can’t protect you from something they don’t know about. It doesn’t matter what reason you’ve given yourself for not sharing that information, trust your attorney. Your conversation with them is protected by attorney-client confidentiality so give them the complete story.
5. Keep Your Mouth Shut
This is not a joke. Don’t go around posting all over social media telling everybody your story. Everything you say to everybody can later be twisted around and used against you. While you want to tell your attorney the whole story so they can put together a cohesive, comprehensive package for your contract court case, don’t go spreading your story all around town in a disorganized, inflammatory manner.
Get a shareholder’s agreement early-on
If you’ve read this and you’re thinking that your partners would never agree to a shareholder’s agreement, you might already be in a precarious position. The agreement protects everybody involved so if they aren’t excited about the idea of an agreement the situation might already be going downhill. While you still have the chance, protect yourself and protect your corporation and seek out an experienced attorney to explore what options you do have.
If you have any questions about the strength of your contracts or wish to have an attorney review your existing contracts, we would be happy to assist. Contact Sierra Crest Business Law Group at 775-448-6070 to speak with one of our Reno business attorneys.