Breach of Contract Attorney in Katy, Texas
Careful review of real estate contracts
As a real estate lawyer with more than 35 years of experience, Martin M. Hokanson, Attorney at Law, reviews disputed contracts and represents clients in contract litigation. I represent clients for a variety of contracts, including:
- Real estate contracts
- Employment contracts
- Partnership contracts
Experienced litigation of commercial contract breaches
A breach of contract occurs when there is a violation of something in the contract, or failure to perform or deliver by either party. Examples of breach of contract are when a tenant does not pay rent, or when a landlord of a retail property does not repair potholes in the parking lot. Construction litigation may arise when the quality of materials, quality of workmanship or schedule changes don’t seem to comply with the contract. These breaches have relatively simple remedies, namely, pay the rent and patch the hole. Such remedies can often be negotiated between the parties without need of an attorney.
However, resolving complex or serious breaches or dealing with an obstinate party requires a lawyer experienced with real estate litigation. Potentially complex disputes include:
- Disputes over sale or purchase contracts
- Disputes over ownership interests in commercial real estate
A real estate lawyer can help identify contract ambiguities that may be at the root of the dispute. As well, an experienced real estate litigator can research similar disputes and apply their resolutions to your contract. Not least, an experienced litigator can be convincing in negotiating your position with the other side in order to reach an outcome that is in your interest.
For example, if you have signed a contract to buy a warehouse but the seller decides not to sell the property, a possible resolution is for the seller to pay you damages. An experienced litigator can bring the case to court and request the court to compel the seller to sell you the warehouse, producing a better outcome for you.
When a property owner is in arrears on mortgage payments, and the bank chooses to take over the property, foreclosure litigation occurs. An experienced real estate attorney can negotiate with the other side, whether you are a commercial property owner or homeowner, to achieve a suitable outcome for you.
Experienced representation for commercial landlord/tenant disputes
Because the issues involved in a landlord/tenant dispute involving a retail or commercial lease can have a significant impact on your business, you should hire an experienced real estate attorney to represent your side in the dispute, whether you are the landlord or the tenant. Common landlord/tenant issues are:
- Poor security
- Delay in making a needed repair
- Inadequate routine property maintenance
- Inappropriate use of the property or complaints about being a nuisance to other tenants
Disputes can occur when the landlord or the tenant does not live up to his or her obligations under the lease agreement. Each party is responsible for fulfilling those obligations, as well as complying with relevant local, state and federal law.
With more than 35 years of experience in real estate law and litigation, I have helped resolve many kinds of disputes for my clients and have represented landlords and commercial tenants. I am available to provide forceful representation for you in your breach of contract issue.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your breach of contract matter
Some breach of contract problems can be solved with simple mediation; others require skilled, experienced representation. Contact me to schedule a consultation regarding your concern about a real estate breach of contract. My regular office hours are Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but I can be available evenings and weekends if that fits your schedule. My office is conveniently located on the Katy Freeway, with easy access from the Grand Parkway. Or, we can meet at a location convenient for you. To schedule your consultation, call me now at 832-919-7670 or contact me.