Cortlandt Manor, NY asked in Business Law, Contracts, Construction Law and Small Claims for New York

Q: I purchased 2 boats from a very large and well known construction company.

I sent them a bank wire two weeks ago and they acknowledged receiving the money and we had very lengthy email exchanges discussing pickup. In the emails they discuss that they are ready to be picked up and are allowed to be released to me. I sent them a signed bill of sale they also acknowledged however i never received a signed one back. They are now deciding they do not want to release boats to us because they have a job for them. Do i have legal course to get the boats? I do not want my money back i want the boats. They were supposed to send titles today but they still have them.

3 Lawyer Answers
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: What are the terms of your contractual agreements? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, but you have to bring a specific performance action with an order to show cause ASAP. Cost is in thousands. But, you can do it.

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay
Answered
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You may, it's questionable. You definitely at a minimum should get your money back and buy some different comprable boats (mitigate your damages if any). Your best bet would to have a thorough consultation with an attorney concerning your rights and options. Happy to do so if you want, please feel free to email me.

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