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Contract Law

Contract law is one of the fundamental areas of the law. It governs most, if not all, of our most important relationships—including marriage, employment, real and personal property ownership, and services. Contract law should concern any person or business, as it determines how parties to any contract will need to keep the promises being made.

Contract Law Services

Simas & Associates, Ltd., provides California contract law representation for both the private and public sectors. Negotiation, drafting, revising, amending, enforcing, and disputing contracts are often at the root of any dispute. Thus, we are focused on providing thorough and robust representation when called upon to represent a client and his/her contract.

Simas & Associates, Ltd., removed us from a bad business relationship while exercising professionalism and tact. We were always impressed with how the firm was able to remove the drama and stick to the original issues.—Charles and Kristin

In representing our client, we want to make sure that all interests are protected, and that all foreseeable harm and liability exposure is avoided to the fullest extent of the law. We will help negotiate a breach of contract. Ultimately, we are attempting to address any point in contention between parties to help avoid being sued. We are attempting to avoid the client having to perform when they do not want to perform, and we are attempting to avoid having to litigate a dispute due to confusion, silence, or misinterpretation.

If you need legal assistance with a contract, contact us for a free, initial consultation.

The Ten Fundamental Rules of Contract Law

As a result, Simas & Associates, Ltd., believes and advises our clients on contracts using Ten Fundamental Rules of Contract Law:

  1. The contract is always interpreted against the interests of its drafter.
  2. Read and understand every aspect of the contract.
  3. Know the other party to the contract – their finances and their contract performance history.
  4. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis as to the terms of the contract.
  5. All terms of a contract are subject to negotiation prior to signing.
  6. Changes to a contract must be made in writing.
  7. Oral communications made by either party, prior to signing or during performance, are unreliable.
  8. Never assume your failure to perform under the terms of the contract will be excused.
  9. Maintain good records of performance during the contract.
  10. Maintain ongoing communication with the other party of the contract throughout performance.

Use of these rules at the foundation of all contracting efforts helps us ensure our clients of contracts that reflect the relationships they are seeking. To learn more about Simas & Associates, Ltd., and our contract practice, please contact us today.