It is rare today for individuals and businesses to form commercial relationships without signing of a contract which sets forth the conditions of that relationship. Most businesses negotiate and draft contracts with the help of a lawyer. A contract is a binding agreement between two parties that sets the terms for a transaction such as the price, delivery conditions and the number of items to be provided. There are many situations where contracts are essential to help ensure that business relationships are conducted smoothly.
Even though contracts offer a semblance of order to a business relationship, litigation for breach of contract commonly takes place and the only way to solve the dispute is to contact an experienced contract disputes lawyer who will find a resolution as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, not all individuals or businesses who are party to a contract always adhere to the conditions laid out in the contract. It might be that one of the parties has misinterpreted the conditions of the contract or has made a genuine mistake. It is also possible that one of the parties has blatantly disregarded one or more of the contract’s conditions.
A breach of contract takes place when one of the parties to the contract fails to follow the terms of the contract. This inevitably involves additional expenses to resolve a dispute. When this takes place, the affected party may have the legal right to file a claim for damages that the individual or business may have incurred due to that breach. If a party fails to comply with their obligations in relation to a contract then a lawyer can assist in negotiating and/or litigating disputes in relation to the breach.
Common Reasons For A Breach Of Contract
- Financial and performance disputes with suppliers, vendors or customers including:
- Failing to deliver products or services by the agreed date.
- Products arriving in damaged or poor condition.
- Failing to pay for products or services.
- Disputes between business partners.
- Equipment leasing disputes.
- Commercial leasing disputes.
- Disputes over a contract’s terms.
- Contract disputes involving real estate including misrepresentation and fraud.
- Employment contract disputes, which includes the violating of nondisclosure agreements and non-compete agreements.
- Commercial financing disputes.
- Construction disputes.
Let Gore & Kuperman Help You
There are many other situations where a business may need to use litigation to resolve a contract dispute. If your business is involved in any form of contract dispute you should contact an experienced contract litigation attorney to discuss your situation. For a plaintiff or defendant to effectively file or defend a lawsuit, he or she has to know exactly what duties have been allotted to the parties pursuant to the contract so that it can be seen if a breach has occurred, and the expected amount of damages which are deemed appropriate in each case. All these circumstances require a high level of legal experience and acumen.
Your business is personal. When disputes arise that threaten all you have worked so hard for, you need attorneys who will fight to protect your business as you would. At Gore & Kuperman, our experienced business litigators develop and implement effective litigation strategies that can resolve conflicts and keep costs and exposure to a minimum. If you are involved in a business dispute in Northern Virginia or Washington, DC, Gore & Kuperman stands ready to help. Call us or contact us below.