Most business disputes involve breach of contract claims by one party or the other. Often, two parties will file reciprocal claims against the other with each party claiming the other breached the contract. Breach of contract actions are the bread and butter of Klein & Wilson's business and real estate litigation practices.
Breach of contract actions take various forms, including breach of purchase and sale agreements, breach of partnership agreements, shareholder disputes, disputes among members of limited liability companies, lease disputes, breach of warranty actions, breach of promissory notes, breach of employment agreements, breach of non-compete agreements, and general commercial litigation.
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The difficulty in litigating breach of contract claims is attorneys' fees are not recoverable in such cases unless the contract specifically provides for recovery of legal fees by the prevailing party. Accordingly, every dollar spent on litigation is a dollar lost. What sets Klein & Wilson apart from other firms is its desire to resolve breach of contract actions as quickly as possible to minimize clients' out-of-pocket costs. Other firms wait too long to settle breach of contract actions and, by the time a settlement offer is on the table, legal fees have made a victory in the case a losing proposition.
Even when a contract provides for recovery of legal fees by the prevailing party, the legal fees can dwarf the amount of money in controversy, prohibiting settlement of the case. Klein & Wilson's early case evaluation brings an intelligent approach to resolving contract disputes as early as possible and, sometimes, at the outset of the case. Of course, when settlement is not possible, Klein & Wilson's trial lawyers have the skill and experience to achieve in the courtroom what could not be accomplished at the negotiating table. Take a look at our significant case results to see examples of how Klein & Wilson has realized client goals in contract disputes.