Dr. Michael Ahmadshahi is a contracts attorney in Irvine, CA with over 15 years of experience serving Orange County. Although much of Dr. Ahmadshahi’s practice is dedicated to intellectual property, a significant portion of what we do also involves breach of contract and contract disputes. If you’ve entered into a contract and believe the other party has breached, or you need to defend against a contract lawsuit, call Michael Ahmadshahi, PhD, Law Offices today at (949) 556-8800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmadshahi directly. We have offices in Irvine, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks to serve clients throughout Southern California.
We Put Your Needs First
Most contract attorneys will tell you about all the types of cases they handle, and what kinds of contracts they’ve enforced or litigated. With Michael Ahmadshahi, PhD, Law Offices, we’d rather you remember that when you meet with us, you’re meeting with a lawyer that has a passion for working with business owners and entrepreneurs. We think like you and we always place your known and unknown needs as our top priority. We can help you solve a contract issue today and position yourself and your business to avoid conflicts in the future.
Legal Elements of a Contract
What makes an agreement a “contract” and what elements make it binding? These are common questions our clients ask us, and while every contract is a bit unique these are the common elements:
- Offer: Essentially this is a promise to act, or refrain from acting, which obligates the other party to promise to do the same. Often, this is a promise to pay for the other party to provide goods and/or services.
- Acceptance: Acceptance of a contract can be verbal or written, and done in person, over the phone or digitally. Signed contracts are generally more enforceable since the terms for both parties are clearly defined. Many contracts disputes arise due to circumstances over authorization and acceptance and we see this often.
- Consideration: Consideration is the legal theory that both parties are providing something of value that convinces the other party to enter into contract.
- Mutual Obligation: This element of a contract essentially binds each party to the terms of the agreement. Each party has a legal obligation to perform their agreed upon requirements.
- Competency and Capacity: This assumes that the parties entering into the contract are legally capable of making the agreement (over 18 years old, not intoxicated or under duress etc.), and has the authority to obligate themselves, or the company they’re representing, to the terms of the contract.
- Writing Requirement: While not every contract is required to be in writing, even though it’s always recommended, some contracts are legally required to be written. Generally, these involve contracts for sale of goods more than $500 between merchants, contracts for sale of land, marriage contracts, etc.
You’re Talking to the Right Law Firm
Michael Ahmadshahi is a highly experienced contracts attorney in Orange County and has brought lawsuits against parties who’ve breached a contract, as well as defended clients against contracts disputes. We’ve handled matters where the monetary value was as low as $20,000, up to multi-million dollar lawsuits. Our team of experienced contracts lawyers can help tell you what your legal obligations and options are. Our experience working with inventors and businesses helps put us in a unique position where we often can quickly find an inexpensive, mutually beneficial resolution when the circumstances are right.
Contact a Highly Experienced Orange County Contracts Attorney
Sometimes contracts issues for businesses can’t wait – and we understand that. Call Michael Ahmadshahi, PhD, Law Offices now at (949) 556-8800, or fill out our online contact form so that we can call you back. We will make every effort to talk to you directly immediately, or after hours if you have an emergency.