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Contract Law


Contracts are most often written in a dense legal language that can be difficult to understand. The nuances and facets of the details may take a keen legal eye in order to decipher and fully understand the potential impacts of the contract.

At The Law Firm of Michael J. Smith & Associates PLLC., our attorneys confidently handle all types of contract issues for business, real estate and individual clients. For more than 30+ years, Michael J. Smith is a trusted and valued member of the legal and local communities of the great State of Michigan. Clients have come to rely on our attention to detail and full understanding of the law when it comes to contract matters. We handle all aspects of issues related to contracts, including:

Areas of Practice

Contract creation

  • Our attorneys can work with you to create any contracts that you may need, tailoring the language to protect your interests and minimize risk.

Contract review

  • We can work through the language in a contract to break down the terms in language that you can understand. Our attorneys can make minor changes and revisions when necessary and advise you of the obligations set forth in the contract.

Contract negotiation

  • If the terms of a contract do not suit your needs, we can work on your behalf with the other side to negotiate the terms.

Contract disputes

  • When the terms of a contract are breached or otherwise disputed, the issue may be negotiated between the two parties or litigated in court in order to reach a resolution. Our knowledgeable attorneys can effectively and aggressively articulate our clients' positions in court and are comfortable arguing in front of a judge and jury whenever necessary.

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