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Milwaukee Contract Litigation Attorneys

Lawyers in Wisconsin for Resolving Contact Disputes

Contract disputes can be costly and time-consuming for businesses to address. In cases involving contract breaches, it is important for a business to have experienced legal representation to ensure that the correct steps will be taken during any business litigation that is needed to address this issue. A law firm with experience in contract negotiation and litigation can provide valuable advice and guidance on how best to address different types of contract disputes, including breach of contract claims.

At Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP, our business law attorneys have a strong understanding of the laws and regulations that affect business contracts. We can help businesses determine the most appropriate course of action for resolving these disputes. We work to protect our client's interests throughout the entire legal process, from pre-litigation negotiations through trial and appeal if necessary. We understand the complexities of contract law, and we strive to provide our clients with comprehensive legal representation tailored specifically to their needs.

Issues That Can Affect Contract Disputes

When two parties enter into a legal agreement, the contract will define the rights and obligations of each party. If one party fails to uphold its obligations or otherwise violates the terms of the agreement, the other party may need to take legal action to address this issue. However, the approach taken may differ depending on the type of breach of contract. A minor breach of contract, which may involve a short delay or a failure to meet certain specifications laid out in the contract, may be addressed through the negotiation of payment terms or other agreements between the parties. However, in cases involving a material breach of contract that results in significant losses for one party or makes it impossible for the purpose of the contract to be achieved, it may be necessary for one party to take legal action against the other.

During contract litigation, one party may seek to enforce the terms of a contract or pursue compensation from the other party. The non-breaching party may ask the court to impose multiple types of remedies, including:

  • Specific performance - The court may order the breaching party to perform their obligations as stipulated in the contract.
  • Compensatory damages - The non-breaching party may seek compensation for any losses sustained due to the breach of contract. These will usually involve losses directly related to the breach of contract, such as when a company is unable to manufacture and sell products because it did not receive materials from a supplier within the timeframe defined in a contract. A company may also see compensation for losses that were indirectly caused by the breach of contract, such as the loss of a future business deal because the other party to a contract failed to complete work that was necessary for this deal to go forward.
  • Liquidated damages - Some contracts may include terms that detail what will happen if either party fails to meet their obligations. During contract litigation, a party may seek to enforce these terms and ensure that compensation is paid or other actions are taken as specified in the contract.
  • Punitive damages - A court may decide to award additional damages to the non-breaching party if the breach of contract is found to be particularly egregious, such as when the breaching party knowingly violated the law or acted with malicious intent to cause harm to the other party. These damages are meant to punish the breaching party and deter similar behaviors in the future.
  • Rescission - In some cases, a contract can be canceled, allowing both parties to be released from their contractual obligations. In these cases, the breaching party may be required to take certain actions to restore the other party to the position they were in before the contract was originally executed.
  • Attorneys Fees - In some cases, a contract may have a fee-shifting provision or other provision that imposes an award of attorneys fees, as well as any and all litigation costs upon the breaching party.

Contact Our Milwaukee, WI Contract Litigation Lawyers

In contract litigation cases, it is essential for businesses to have knowledgeable legal representation from an attorney who can advise them on the best course of action to take to protect their rights and interests. The experienced attorneys at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP are dedicated to providing clients with comprehensive legal advice and effective representation in contract disputes. Our attorneys can help businesses resolve these matters while taking steps to ensure that they can continue operating successfully. Contact us today at 414-271-1440 to learn how we can assist with breach of contract cases and other contractual matters.

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