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result in harm to society at large, it may be deemed unenforceable on the grounds of public policy.
A contract requires an offer, acceptance, and consideration. Certain types of contracts must be reduced to writing. Even when these requirements are met, there are many defenses available should a breach of contract claim arise. Although this article is intended to provide a brief overview in this regard, exponentially more space would be required to address this subject fully. Therefore, this article is not intended as legal advice. Please consult an attorney for specific direction as it relates to your particular contract matter. As the saying goes, “the devil is in the details.”
Paul Bedard is a partner at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, and the Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Southington. Paul’s areas of practice include but are not limited to probate, real estate, and personal injury litigation. Paul is a nearly lifelong resident of Southington and has volunteered for local boards including the Southington Zoning Board of Appeals and the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. Paul currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA. When not practicing law, Paul enjoys attending and supporting his children’s youth sports activities or otherwise traveling and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Paul can be reached at pbedard@ or (860) 620-9460 x109.
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