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Q:
How long does the other party to my New York contract have to fulfill his obligations?

A:

Generally, the time that a party has to perform under a contract will be specified in the terms of the agreement. Unfortunately, in some cases, the time for performance is not addressed. In other cases, the terms may be unclear. New York courts will impose a requirement that the time for performance be “reasonable” in these cases. If you think that a party to your New York contract may be breaching the agreement by failing to perform in time, consider taking the following actions:

  • Contact a breach of contract attorney in New York right away for guidance. Since breach of contract matters are subject to time limitations, it is important that you do not delay in seeking legal guidance.
  • Obtain a copy of the signed contract and any amendments or modifications.
  • Gather copies of all written communications pertaining to the contract and the time for performance.
  • Research the time for performance that is customary in your industry.
  • Create a timeline of the important incidents relating to your matter.

Whether a party has breached a New York contract for failing to perform within a reasonable timeframe will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding the matter. These actions require the knowledge and experience of a legal professional familiar with the complexities of this area of the law. To learn more about a breach of contract claim involving time for performance, contact a New York business litigation attorney today. Call our office at (888) 497-3410 for a consultation.