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2100 SE Ocean Blvd #203, Stuart,
Martin, Florida 34996
Phone: (772) 463-7737


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725 SE Port St Lucie Blvd #206, Port St. Lucie
St. Lucie, Florida 34984-5232
Phone: (772) 463-7738


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1080 East Indiantown Road #104
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Phone: (561) 316-7111


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Contract Lawyer Stuart FL

What does indemnification mean?

What does indemnification mean?

Law Firm serving Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Jupiter FL

Indemnification is not a term to be taken lightly in a contract.  When one party indemnifies another, they are agreeing to compensate or guaranteeing against the loss of another party.  In layman’s terms, the person indemnifying is agreeing to pay for or cover the losses of the party they are indemnifying.  Indemnification is a method of shifting the risk associated with a contractual relationship.  It is very important to understand the context of how the term is used in a contract to fully evaluate the potential exposure when entering the agreement.

Know what you are agreeing to before you agree to it.  Indemnification is not just a big legal word.  It carries huge potential implications.  If you are negotiating a contract or are co-signing an agreement as a guarantor, or entering a lease, or any other agreement, it would behoove you to contact a lawyer to review it before you sign.  After you have signed it, it is too late.  You have already agreed to the terms.

If you need lawyer to review or help negotiate a contract in Stuart, Port St. Lucie or Jupiter FL, please give my office a call.

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Contract Lawyer Stuart FL

CONTRACT LAWYER STUART FL

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

What is joint and several liability mean and what happens if I have signed a contract subject to joint and several liability?  Joint and several liability mean any and all of the parties subject to the clause are liable  for the for the amount due under the contractual agreement.  It does not mean that each party subject to the agreement is responsible for their share of the obligation.  The entire liability can be collected from one or more of the parties.

This is a very important clause to fully understand when signing any agreement.  To misunderstand the extent of liability. could be a very expensive mistake.

As a contract lawyer in Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Jupiter FL, I have had many clients misinterpret this term or other terms in a contract.  Knowing the liability associated with the agreement is critical to a successful endeavor.  If you need a contract lawyer in Stuart, Port St. Lucie or Jupiter FL, please give me a call.

I have loaded a video below which touches on the issue of joint and several liability for contracts.  Thank you for reviewing my website, if you have any legal questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Personal Liability Business Contracts

Personal Liability in Business Contracts

When entering into any contract it is extemely important to know and understand the terms of the contract.  Often, clients have come into my office after unwittingly signing an agreement which included a personal liability clause.  There have also been situations in which the client signed as a guarantor which also included a personal guarantee for a friend or a relative.

In general, personal guarantees are a fact of life in business contracts including loans, franchise agreements, leases, etc…  That being said, nothing is set in stone.  It is important to negotiate before signing.  It is also important to know what you are negotiating before signing.  Just because a contract is printed or is a standard form doesn’t mean it cannot be changed.

It is important to consult with a lawyer before potentially creating a legal morass of unintended liability.  It is important to nip this in the bud.

If you are contemplating any contractual relationship, it is important to consult with a lawyer before signing the contract.  If you need a lawyer in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, or Jupiter FL, please give my office a call.  Thank you for taking the time to review my website.

Interference with Business Relations

Interference with Business Relations

Interfering with an existing contractual relationship is a viable cause of action.  It is available when there is an existing contractual relationship exists between the injured party, the plaintiff, and a third party and the defendant, knowing this relationship, intentionally interferes with contractual relationship inducing a breach or a termination of the relationship or expectancy from that relationship which causes harm to the plaintiff.

This is the legal definition.  To pursue this cause of action, the plaintiff must be in a position to prove each allegation to support their claim.  That means breaking down each element and demonstrating the existence of a business relationship with the third party, showing that the defendant knew of the business relationship and intended to interfere with that relationship and as a result the plaintiff was actually damaged by that interference.

On its face this would not be difficult to demonstrate, but there are many very subtle issues which can make this cause of action difficult to allege and prove.  It takes a thoughtful and thorough analysis of the surrounding facts and an application of the law to support a tortious claim of Interference with Business Relations.

If you feel you have been damaged by someone or a business that has interfered with a business relationship between you and your client/customer in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, or Jupiter FL, please give my office a call at (772)463-7737 and schedule a free consultation.  I appreciate you visit to my website and look forward to meeting you.