It would be difficult for a Nashville company to be successful without entering into any agreements with others. Those contracts are supposed to protect the business in case the other party fails to live up to its end of the bargain. The problem is that if not properly drafted and executed, they may not live up to the scrutiny of the court when you need them to.
The best time to gain protection from a contract is during negotiations. You can work to make sure that the contract addresses your interests and rights. If a dispute arises between you and the other party, the first place the court will look is to your contract, and if it doesn’t measure up, you may have no legal recourse.
Your contracts should address all of the issues important to you. Of course, the other party will do the same thing, which is why there is a negotiation process. The trick is to get what you need while the other party gets what it needs. When all is said and done, you should have a contract that protects you in case the other party breaches it. Of course, if the other party does breach the contract, you may need to go to court in order to resolve the dispute.
More than likely, you will attempt to come to some sort of arrangement without going to court. As a Nashville business owner, you probably do not want to publicize your disputes since it could bring your business unwanted attention even if you are the injured party. The sooner you receive advice and assistance from an attorney experienced in matters involving contracts, the better the chance is that the matter can be resolved to your satisfaction in a timely matter.