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Q:
I want to file a New York breach of contract claim against the other party to my agreement. What steps should I take to?

A:

When two parties enter into a contract, typically it is with the intention that both sides will fulfill their obligations as outlined in the agreement. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If you find yourself in this situation, the steps you take following the breach are vital to your chances for succeeding in a claim against the party in breach. 

Following a breach, it is important to take the following actions:

  • Consult an experienced New York breach of contract lawyer who can guide you through the process of filing a claim against the other party. Do not attempt to navigate this process alone.
  • Obtain a signed copy of the agreement between the parties and deliver it to your attorney.
  • Gather any supporting documentation, including written communications such as electronic mail, negotiations, or written offers.
  • Draft a complaint that properly addresses all of the key elements of a breach of contract claim. Failing to allege each element could cause your claim to fail.

Every breach of contract claim will be decided based upon the unique facts and circumstances surrounding that particular agreement. New York contract law is also often complex, without black-and-white guidelines that can be followed. Fortunately, an experienced New York breach of contract attorney can help to protect your legal rights and maximize your chances for obtaining a recovery. For more information about breach of contract and the ambiguity of certain provisions, call our office today at (888) 497-3410. We are pleased to offer a free consultation.