Business Disputes: Breach of Contract Lawyers
Contracts are used as binding documents to secure commitment of services or obligations between two companies. When one party fails to abide by the contract’s timelines and rules, it is considered a dispute or “breach of contract.”
At Henson Fuerst, our North Carolina breach of contract lawyers handle business litigation cases for a variety of companies, and we may be able to help you too.
Reaching a Resolution
There are a number of ways to resolve conflicts surrounding contracts, including:
- Damages: The most common resolution to contract breach and dispute is “damages”—or compensation. Damages may be compensatory, punitive, or nominal.
- Recision and Restitution: You or your company also may resolve the conflict by cancelling the contract through a process called recision or by “restitution”—restoring the contract to the state prior to the breach or dispute.
- Specific Performance: Another form of resolution is “specific performance”—a court-ordered performance of duty under the contract.
Types of Contract Disputes
Construction and Contract Disputes
When a construction project begins, there may be a dispute over the terms and conditions of the contract and whether the contractor—either civil or residential—is meeting the terms of the contract. Some common disputes regarding construction contracts include:
- Changed conditions
- Damage to property
- Exceeding agreed budget
- Failure to complete the project on time
- Poor workmanship or defective materials
The North Carolina business dispute lawyers at Henson Fuerst want to help you resolve your contract dispute. While arbitration and mediation may be the best solution for dispute, we prepare every case with care and dedication, as if we are going to court.
Commercial and Residential Property Lease Disputes
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, when you enter into a contract—or lease—you expect the other party to uphold the terms and conditions of that contract. When the other party fails to do so, you may have to take legal action to protect your best interests.
While disputes involving contracts for commercial and residential leases may vary, common disputes often include:
- Improvements and alterations to property
- Maintenance responsibilities
- Monthly rent variations
- Security deposits
- Term of lease agreement
Insurance Policy Disputes
Breach of Non-Competition and Solicitation Agreements
When you hire an employee, you invest hours and sometimes thousands of dollars toward training and developing that employee’s skills. That employee may have established trusted relationships with your clients. In many cases, an employee can become an asset to your business.
If that employee signed a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, then leaves your company to work for your competition or solicits the business of your clients outside of your business, you may be forced to take legal action to cease the former employee’s actions.
Resolving the Breach
Many non-compete or non-solicitation agreements have clear and defined terms and conditions regarding breach of contract. Available remedies may include monetary damages, court-ordered injunctions to prevent further breach, or dissolution of contract.
If you’re facing a commercial or residential lease dispute, contact Henson Fuerst. Our North Carolina business dispute lawyers will stand up for you. Call the North Carolina business dispute lawyers at Henson Fuerst today at (919) 781-1107, or complete a free initial consultation form if you need help resolving a breach of contract or business dispute.
The North Carolina breach of contract lawyers at Henson Fuerst will fight for your rights and do our best to ensure your dispute is resolved fairly. There’s no obligation, and we may even be able to meet with you today.