Archives for April 2013

Breach of Contract

ContractAlong with the goods and services a business provides to its customers, its success and reputation are also built on the strength of its contracts. In business, agreements can be verbal or in writing. Regardless of their format, each type should be honored.

When one or more of the parties involved does not honor a contractual binding agreement or arranged exchange, a breach of contract occurs. This also applies to situations when one party’s performance is met with interference or one party indicates to the other that the agreed-upon promise will not be fulfilled. One’s behavior and conduct can also be an indicator of their inability or unwillingness to honor the established agreement. Legal action may be the next step.

In breach of contract cases, Attorney Wesley Scott Jones believes investigating all of the mitigating circumstances involved in the dispute is key in arriving to a positive outcome for his clients. Based on his direct experience with contract law, Wes knows that simply denying wrongdoing is not enough. Jones is also keenly aware as a defense attorney who represents those in the construction and real estate industry, that taking quick action is vital in the development of a strong argument.

With questions concerning contractual dealings, there are an infinite number of situational factors that can come into play. A few typical examples are:

  • The contract contains terms that are unclear.
  • The agreement was supposed to have been in writing but all or portions of it, are not.
  • There are clerical errors in the contract that can impact its validity and outcome.
  • One party was coerced into signing the agreement, under circumstances such as intimidation or false information.
  • In order to fulfill the contract, illegal activity would have to occur.

In matters that concern business, construction, or real estate in the greater Wilmington area, Wes Jones has demonstrated extensive experience. If you are in danger of being charged with breach of contract, please call the office of Wesley Scott Jones at 910-256-5600.

Learn more about his practice and the other types of cases he handles here: wsjlaw.com/practice-areas-and-services

The office is located in Lumina Station, just before the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge. The address is 1904 Eastwood Avenue, Suite 30. To make an appointment or get more information on the services Attorney Wes Jones provides, please contact Wes Jones today.

Defective Workmanship or Design

Construction BlueprintsAs builders in New Hanover County continue to see increased activity on the construction front, those in the industry can also expect to see more potential lawsuits alleging defective design and workmanship. Local attorney, Wes Jones is skilled in addressing this area of construction claim. Since 1994, Wes has represented Wilmington, NC clients in the construction and real estate business, including architects, developers, designers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material manufacturers.

In considering counsel by Attorney Jones, consider that he has extensive experience in working with insurers, multiple parties, individual homeowners, and community associations. Wes has handled numerous cases involving a variety of complex construction and design issues such as, infrastructure problems, defective building materials, water damage as a result of alleged construction or design defects, and mold concerns.

“If something can go wrong it probably will.”  With all of the steps and complex components required for even the most simple projects, it does seem that the aforementioned “Murphy’s Law” was written especially for those involved in the phases of construction and design. Of course no one in the business ever sets out to become the subject of a defective workmanship controversy. However, piece of mind is knowing that should you find yourself in such a situation, Attorney Wes Jones can help. Should problems arise, Jones urges any parties involved to first try and resolve the situation amicably on their own. If that does not work, dispute resolutions of this type are one of his specialties.

Upon choosing Wes for your dispute, he will evaluate your case and consider any and all viable strategies for resolving the matter to your satisfaction. Wes also works with HVAC installers, brick masons, electricians, and plumbers.  Learn more about his experience with Construction Law in Wilmington, NC.

If you would like to learn more, please contact the office of Wesley Scott Jones910-256-5800

 

Business Litigation Lawyer in Wilmington, NC

An Attorney reviewing documents with clients.Those that go into business for themselves usually do so for a few reasons:

  • They have found their passion
  • They feel that they can provide their clientele with needed goods or services
  • They are confident that they can make a living through their commercial or business venture

Of course astute owners will be conscientious to ensure that their business operates by the book and that their customers are absolutely satisfied. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can take a negative turn. Disputes can arise in cases of business against business or private individual vs. business. Thankfully, many such matters are often resolved through negotiations or arbitration proceedings. When matters cannot be resolved, Business Litigation is an effective means to do so.

Local Wilmington attorney, Wesley Scott Jones, is well-versed in the realm of Business Litigation. Because of its wide scope, when dealing with matters of Business Litigation, it is extremely beneficial to retain the services of an experienced professional. Attorney Wesley Scott Jones has a high degree of expertise in managing disagreements that can result in the various stages of business startup and ownership. He has handled a number of cases involving conflicts between business partners, customers, employees and third party contractors. Jones can also work with clients who are caught in disputes involved in the process of starting up, operating, or dissolving a business.

From banks to builders, small business owners to sub contractors, each different industry comes with a specific set of potential problems. Wesley Scott Jones has gone to bat for his clients on issues representing the full spectrum of possibilities unique to businesses, including general disputes, fraud, bill collection, breach of contract and unfinished work. Choosing a lawyer who is knowledgeable on the multi-faceted world of business law can be invaluable in protecting your rights and your company’s business interests.

To learn more about the various industries Jones has represented and case topics he deals with, please visit this website to learn more: wsjlaw.com/practice-areas-and-services/business-litigation/

To contact the office of Wesley Scott Jones directly, simply call 919-256-5800.

 

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