Bradley R. Hoyt
MBA, JD
 

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BUSINESS AND TAX LAW

I have represented clients on contracts, workers' compensation, personal injury, torts, employment, succession planning, tax, and all strategic business matters. Additionally, I have represented clients in tax matters including audits, collection enforcement and have settled tax cases with offers in compromise. As a Mediator, I have facilitated the settlement of legal disputes in  business, contracts, torts, personal injury,  probate, divorce and family matters. I am also a partner in the most respected provider of strategic financial business intelligence consulting services.  As an Attorney and MBA I have over thirty years of business experience: 

  • Corporate council and Vice President of a major corporation, leading the legal, tax, and finance
  • Prepared, executed, and litigated all legal business for several corporations.
  • Facilitated better legal and financial decisions.
  • Provided insight to senior managers regarding the risk inherit in legal and financial decisions.
  • Negotiated hundreds of disputes achieving win/win solutions.
  • Expert at case evaluation for settlement.
  • Trained mediator at Capital Law School, Ohio University and Beechacres.
  • Mediator for Hamilton County Common Pleas Court 2003-2004.
  • Implemented decision analysis process to improve legal decision making

CONTRACTS

One of the most important business areas are contracts. Almost everything in business is contract related. The primary focus of contract law is to determine which promises the law will enforce.  While contracts usually involve promises to do something (or refrain from doing something), not all promises are contracts.

 

Courts look at a number of factors to determine whether an agreement should be enforced.  The court must initially determine whether the agreement constitutes a contract or not.  In order for an agreement to be considered a valid contract, it must satisfy certain requirements.  One party must make an offer and the other party must accept it.  There must be a bargained for exchange of promises, meaning that something of value must be given in return for a promise.  In addition, the terms of a contract must be sufficiently definite for a court to enforce them.  

 

If a court determines that a contract exists, it next must decide whether that contract should be enforced.   There are a number of reasons why a court might not enforce a contract.  These are called defenses to the contract.  Contract defenses are designed to protect people from unfairness in the bargaining process or in the substance of the contract.  If there is a valid defense to a contract, the contract may be voidable, meaning the party to the contract who was the victim of the unfairness may be able to cancel or revoke the contract.   In some instances, the unfairness is so extreme that the contract is considered void, in other words, a court will declare that no contract was ever formed.

 

 




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