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Breach of Contract Lawyer

Contracts are a crucial part of any business, and it can be very damaging to your business if a contracting party fails to honor the terms of an agreement. When faced with a breach, many businesses decide to cut their losses and move on, spending precious time and resources on procuring new contracts. However, you may take action to protect and enforce your contracts if you suspect that a breach has occurred.  Consider enlisting the help of an experienced breach of contract lawyer to review the situation at hand and help determine the best course of action for your business.

Breach of Contract Attorney – The Important Honoring Agreements

Business contracts set out the duties and expectations of contracting parties. Common contracts solidify the terms of sales, supply agreements, software licenses, corporate governance, and strategic partnerships, among many other integral business transactions. JGPC has expertise in enforcing a broad range of contracts in technology, software, finance, franchises, manufacturing, and many other domains.

Breaches of Contract Come in Many Forms

Business contract breaches result when one party fails to uphold their responsibilities. Breaches of contract need not be actual before a party can seek enforcement or damages; if the other party announces that it does not intend to uphold its end of the bargain, either through its words or its actions, this can constitute a breach as well.

Even if the other party has committed a breach, you may still have continuing duties under the contract, depending on whether the other party’s breach was material or not. Examples of a material breach include failing to deliver goods or perform a service, providing goods of inferior quality, or charging a different price than was agreed upon. Examples of non-material breaches include negligible differences in the quantity of goods delivered, or reasonable time delays in performance.  A material breach by the other party must go to the very center of the contract, in order to excuse you from your obligations. Regardless of whether the breach is material or not, you may still be entitled to damages. A knowledgeable breach of contract attorney will be able to determine if you have continuing responsibilities under the contract, and will be able to help enforce the contract to your satisfaction.

Remedies for Breaches of Contract

Depending on the situation at hand and the ideal outcome for your business, there are many possible remedies for a breach of contract. The common forms of remedy include:

  • Compensatory damages, payments that aim to put you back in the position you were before you entered into the contract;
  • Expectation damages, providing you with the difference between what the breaching party promised and what they gave;
  • Restitution, which seeks to remove any unjust benefit the breaching party may have gained from breaking your contract;
  • Contract cancellation or rescission, releasing you from any responsibilities to the breaching party; and
  • Court orders for specific performance, an equitable remedy that compels the breaching party to carry out their duties.

Contract Advice

In the case of a breach of contract, whether intentional or unintentional, JGPC Law’s experienced breach of contract lawyers represent you to assess your situation and advise you on the most effective way to proceed.  Options include litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Without sound guidance, a business may be resigning itself to lost revenue and protection for its intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks, or employment agreements. We advocate for you in order to protect your interests and achieve the best outcome possible.

Cost Effective Contract Breach Services

JGPC Law specializes in delivering cost effect advice and legal services in a variety of business legal issues. Call JGPC Law today at 925-463-9600 to discuss your case with a breach of contract lawyer today.

JGPC Business Law is a business law firm providing cost-effective, quality legal services to privately held businesses, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited partnerships (LP), trusts, business start ups, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, investors, buyers & sellers throughout the Tri-Valley and the East Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Fremont, Tracy, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton and all of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. We are here to serve all of your business and corporate law needs.