Contract Law determines when promises are enforceable. The fundamental requirements for forming a binding contract are an offer, acceptance and consideration. To be enforceable, a contract must be formed by competent parties, who give their consent, to a legal agreement.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) afford consumer contracts unique protections. Please read on to find a contract lawyer, contract attorney, or to access more information in our contract law practice center.

One reason to sue over a contract is when one party commits a breach of contract—stops doing, or fails to do, what the contract states should be done. Defenses that excuse a breach of contract include duress, fraud and misrepresentation, mistake, lack of consideration and the statute of frauds.

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You Must be Innocent in a Breach of Contract Claim
Most of your business activity is likely based on contracts between you and other parties, so broken contracts may form the majority of your legal woes. To bring a business lawsuit against another party for breaking a contract, you must be able to prove certain details about the arrangement.
Contract Damages
When most people sign a contract, they expect to honor the terms of the contract, and hope that the other party will do so as well. There are several kinds of contract remedies available to you if the other party breaches, or breaks, a contract. This article explains those options.
Contract Modification
When negotiating a contract, or after a contract has been signed, you may have reason to want to modify, or change, a contract. Find out how to modify a contract, either before it's been signed or after it's been signed.

Ask a Lawyer - Contracts Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Lawyer liable for paralegal's borrowing?
I had retained a lawyer. During the course of related legal work his paralegal borrowed money from me, totaling $15,000, in the form of a note payable for 10 years. At the time I don't know if the lawyer was aware of the loan. Now the paralegal cannot be found. Is the loan illegal? Can I hold the lawyer liable?
Can a Quit Claim Deed be reversed?
I executed a ( TEMPORARY/ZERO DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE PAID ) Quit Claim Deed transferring a house into my brother's name in 2007 AND THE MOMENT HE IS NOT WILLING TO RETURN THE PROPERTY BACK TO ME
How does a non disclosure agreement work?
Can it be created after an event took place that needs to be kept confidential?
Are Renewal clauses in a contract the same or linked to a Termination clause?
If a contract states in a Renewal Clause that non-renewal may be without cause and then there is a Termination clause that states termination is to be with cause, mediated, etc,. how are these two linked? Ie, is terminating a contract the same as not renewing an existing contract that automatically renews each year unless notice is given? I am trying to find out if I can not renew a contract that has been in place several years within the prescribed notice period without cause and not have to go through the process involved in Termination clause of the contract. Are they separate actions for separate purposes?
Is a Confidentiality Agreement enforceable during a deposition under subpoena.?
I signed a confidentiality agreement with my former employer to not disclose trade secrets and IP to other parties. I was served a subpoena by a third-party that is being sued by my former employer. Am I compelled to answers questions by that third-party that are in violation of that agreement? If so am I protected from breach of contract if doing so under subpoena? Is there a specific Texas law, procedural code or other precedent that can be cited that provides that protection?
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