At its core, the practice of law when it comes to contracts is about agreements that individuals or organizations make with their counterparts. Contracts law is an area of law in large part determined by the nature of the agreements themselves. Different bodies of law apply to different types of contracts. The very first question in any contracts case is whether the common law or commercial laws of a particular State will apply. Common law and state commercial codes are different bodies of law and treat contracts very differently. The common law, for example, typically will apply to the sales, services, and land whereas the state commercial codes apply to the sale of movable goods. In most jurisdictions, if there is a mixture of goods and services, there will be some endeavor to determine the so-called “predominant purpose” of the contract looking to the language of the agreement, nature of the business, and subject matter of the contract itself with a factually specific inquiry. If you are in need of a lawyer for a contract, give us a call today at 419-469-5002 or contact a member of our team directly using the form below.
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Mutual Assent and the Meeting of the Minds
Underlying most of contract law is the idea that the law should foster a “meeting of the minds” when it comes to enforcing agreements between people. When we have evidence that the people or organizations involved understood what they were agreeing too and all parties involved assented to this agreement that it should be enforceable by the law. This ultimately is the basis for the principle that a breach of contract is a claim that the law will recognize if the agreement is not followed for some reason and was otherwise enforceable. The most important aspect of the contract’s enforceability, however, is the assent of both parties with a full “meeting of the minds.” This is evidenced by the terms of art in contracts law – offer and acceptance.