There are few exceptions when it comes to contract obligation.
There are two fundamental contract doctrines that apply to all contracts – sanctity of contract and autonomy of contract. Sanctity of contract means that each party is obligated to do what it agreed to do, even if performance is more difficult, costly, or time consuming than anticipated. Autonomy of a contract means that the parties are free to contract with whomever and for whatever they want, unless doing so is unlawful or violates public policy. This video reviews these contract doctrines and discusses the relationship between subcontractors and suppliers .
Scott D. Cahalan
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
- Partner in the construction law section of Smith, Gambrell and Russell, LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm.
- Part-time instructor of Construction and Development Law at the Georgia Institute of Tech-nology
- General counsel to the Georgia Utility Contractor’s Association
- Worked for an ENR® top 50 general contractor
- Drafted form construction contracts for the Associated Owners and Developers, a national association
- Recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Georgia Super Lawyers
- Frequent author and lecturer on construction law
- Member of the State Bar of Georgia, Northern District of Georgia, and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- J.D., cum laude, from University of Georgia; B.S. in construction engineering from Iowa State University
- Contact information s[email protected], [email protected], and (404) 815-3711
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