Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona Contract Attorney- Contract Drafting & Review

Law Office Of

Joseph A. Velez


Real Estate & Business Law Attorney

The Law Office of Joseph Velez

Commercial Real Estate & Business Law Attorney

Scottsdale Financial Center

7272 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 111

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreements between two or more parties. Getting a contract “in writing” implies security that the terms of the contract will be fulfilled, but not always.  Contracts are held against the Statute of Fraud.  Often times, either person does not follow the terms of the contract and a contract dispute or breach of contract arises.  This can lead to major financial loss, bad faith allegations, and fractured business agreements.  The Law Office of Joseph A. Velez is experienced in finding resolution in a number of Arizona contractual dispute situations including real estate transactions, commercial disputes, and general business contract disputes.

Phoenix, Arizona Business Law Attorney, Joseph A. Velez advises on disputes involving the following contracts:

  1. -Employment Contracts: Non-Compete Agreements, Severance Agreements, etc.

  2. -Real Estate Contracts: Purchase Agreements, Closing Cost Discrepancies and Earnest Money Stipulations

  3. -Lease Agreements

  4. -Franchise Agreements

  5. -Business Formations

  6. -Buy-Sell Agreements

  7. -Third Party Contracts

  8. -Arbitration Agreements

  9. -etc.

The types of damages available to someone wronged by a breach of contract are:  

(1) Compensatory Damages - money to reimburse you for costs to compensate for your loss.

(2) Consequential and Incidental Damages - money for losses caused by the breach that were foreseeable. Foreseeable damages means that each side reasonably knew that, at the time of the contract, there would be potential losses if there was a breach.

(3) Attorney fees and Costs - only recoverable if expressly provided for in the contract.

(4) Liquidated Damages - these are damages specified in the contract that would be payable if there is a fraud.

(5) Specific Performance - a court order requiring performance exactly as specified in the contract. This remedy is rare, except in real estate transactions and other unique property, as the courts do not want to get involved with monitoring performance.

(6) Punitive Damages - this is money given to punish a person who acted in an offensive and egregious manner in an effort to deter the person and others from repeated occurrences of the wrongdoing. You generally cannot collect punitive damages in contract cases.

(7) Rescission - the contract is canceled and both sides are excused from further performance and any money advanced is returned.

(8) Reformation - the terms of the contract are changed to reflect what the parties actually intended.

The Law Office of Joseph A. Velez works using negotiation, mediation and arbitration to resolve breach of contract disputes. Our office works to keep costs low while closely defining the terms of settlement to align with our clients goals.  As an Arizona Contract Drafting attorney, we are skillful in developing contracts, concluding contractual disputes, and contractual review.

Our clients range from individuals to small and medium-sized businesses. The preferred approach to dealing with disputes of a contract is a preventative risk management approach; however, if that fails we are equipped to aggressively find a resolution for you. in any breach of contract matter, the Law Office of Joseph A Velez will work hard to help you receive damages owed to you. 

If you have been victim to a breach of contract issue it is wise to obtain a business attorney to help propose and negotiate settlement terms, as well as review any proposed terms.  It is smart to have a trained eye look over any relevant documents to ensure your best interests are being met.

Our law office represents clients throughout the Phoenix, Arizona area including the cities of Scottsdale, Maricopa, Mesa, Surprise, Paradise Valley, Avondale, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Florence, New River, Fountain Hills, Peoria, Surprise, Queen Creek, Tempe, Sun City, Apache Junction, and Casa Grande. We serve the counties of Maricopa, Yavapai, Gila, Pinal, La Paz, Yuma, and Pima County.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

One hour initial office consultation fee is $295 for the matters discussed above.