Never Too Late: is the Signed Agreement Valid?

Alex BarthetContracts

You think you have an understanding. So you prepare and sign an agreement with all the key points, and send it to the other side for signature. You even add a provision, asking that the document be signed and returned by a particular date. What if it isn’t; do you still have a deal?

Making it Legal

Alex BarthetContracts

Construction Litigation

More than midway into a project, two architects were terminated by a college for unsatisfactory performance. The college also alleged that since the architectural partnership had never obtained the requisite certificate of authorization, there was actually no valid contract in place.

When it Rains, it Pours

Alex BarthetContracts, Defective Work

You would think that words such as “leak” and “repair” are easily understood but that wasn’t the case for one particular roofer. He agreed to perform roof maintenance and repairs for a community in return for set monthly payments.

No Deal, Not Until Everyone Signs

Alex BarthetContracts, Getting Paid, Litigation & Arbitration

Florida courts have consistently held that a settlement agreement resulting from a mediation will not be enforced without the signatures of both the attorney and the client. The fact that an attorney may have signed on behalf of his client or in the presence of his client is not sufficient to overcome the legal requirement that such an agreement also have the client’s signature.