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CONTRACTS

 Parties may litigate contract disputes and find themselves on appeal. There are many issues that can arise in such an appeal. Contracts may be either oral or in writing. A party may dispute whether a contract was formed. Someone may claim that the contract was one of “adhesion” and therefore unenforceable. There may be a dispute regarding performance or a claim that the contract was breached. Someone may argue that the contract is unenforceable due to mistake, duress, or undue influence. Issues can arise as to the legality of the contract.

Often, parties dispute the construction or interpretation of a contract. The law applies rules of construction that may resolve the dispute. A party may argue that the contract is plain and unambiguous, and therefore a court should not consider facts outside of the “four corners” of the contract. Alternatively, a party may claim that the contract is ambiguous, and a court should consider other factors such as custom and usage. Contract disputes also may involve the determination of the amount of damages, in any.

Of course, there may be issues in a contract appeal that are common to other appeals. For example, an appellant may challenge the correctness of a trial court’s procedural or evidentiary rulings.

 

Contact Appeals Lawyer Bruce R. Bryan

Appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan has the background and experience to handle your real estate appeal. With more than 20 years as an appeals lawyer, Mr. Bryan has handled a variety of civil appeals.

In addition to his full-time practice as an appeals lawyer, Mr. Bryan is an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at Cornell Law School, an Ivy League law school. He also teaches other lawyers about appeals to federal and state appeals courts. Mr. Bryan has appeared before state appeals courts, federal circuit courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States.

To retain Mr. Bryan to handle your real estate appeal, or a case in one of his related areas of practice, please contact him at his office in Syracuse, New York by calling 315-280-8790 to request a consultation.

 

B. Bryan, "Defendant's Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York," (2005)


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

The object of appellate advocacy is to persuade. The winning advocate focuses the court on the strength of your case. Read More

Cornell Adjunct Professor of Law


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

As an adjunct faculty, Professor Bryan teaches "Advanced Persuasive Writing and Appellate Advocacy" to second and third year law students at Cornell Law School. Read More