By Benjamin Jensen(801) email@example.com Utah companies can encounter shareholder disputes when they issue stock to an employee in exchange for services that are never performed or only partially performed. If the company issued the shares to the employee before the services were performed, the company will have little hope of recovering the shares in the absence of certain […]
Whether you are a working-professional looking to expand your services through a well-known brand or a passive investor trying to diversify your portfolio, opening a franchise location can be a lucrative opportunity that enriches both the franchisor and franchisee. The following five tips will help potential franchisees identify and capitalize on important negotiating points before
Whether you are signing a contract as an entity or as an individual it is important to have an attorney review the contract before you sign. A contract of any kind is binding as long as there is a valid offer, acceptance of that offer, and something is bargained for and received from one party
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Under Utah law, must parties to a contract perform their contract duties strictly, literally, exactly, and completely? If they do not, are they in breach and liable for damages? No, not always.
Many contracts include what is commonly known as a “Force Majeure” clause. “Force Majeure” translates literally as “superior strength.” Force majeure clauses may also be known as “Act of God” clauses. A force majeure clause is intended to reduce or alter contractual obligations should a major event occur which renders the contract impossible to perform.
We suddenly find ourselves in a much different business atmosphere in April of 2020. Much of what we are experiencing is, of course, uncharted territory. The COVID-19 precautions and shutdowns are likely to impact every industry and area of the economy in a different way. Many contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry are wondering,
Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.firstname.lastname@example.org If you are a business owner, you have agreed to accept and deal with various risks most nine-to-five employees avoid. By showing up for work for specific hours, employees are generally guaranteed to be paid. Business owners, on the other hand, don’t get paid unless a costumer walks in the door, places
Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801.365.1021 email@example.com The answer to this question is quite simple. Under Utah law, people who enter a contract can agree to any interest rate they want, but if they do not agree to a specific rate, the default rate under Utah law is ten percent (10%) per annum. As explained below, this rate
Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.firstname.lastname@example.org Utah judges aren’t your parents. If you enter a contract that is unfair or unwise, a judge probably won’t come sweep in and save you from the consequences of the agreement. It has long been the law in Utah that you have “freedom to contract.” You are free to enter a contract, reject a
Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.email@example.com Written vs. Oral ContractsNot all contracts have to be in writing. Generally, if one party makes a valid offer and another party accepts that offer, these two parties create a binding and enforceable contract. This does not mean, however, that an oral contract is just as good as a written contract. When