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Milwaukee commercial litigation lawyerCommercial lease disputes can be costly and complex, due to long lease terms and the large amounts of rent payments involved. Often, once one side believes that there has been a breach of the lease, the most efficient way to resolve the problem is to bring in legal professionals who are experienced in commercial real estate and contract law.

A dispute between a commercial landlord and tenant is typically a contract issue at heart, with the lease being the controlling contract. There are numerous laws and cases that will determine what the various clauses of the lease mean in your case. Here are a few examples of common commercial lease disputes:

Vaguely Drafted Lease

If a lease is not properly drafted, commercial lease disputes are bound to occur. The key to properly drafting a lease is being clear as to what each party’s obligations and rights are. For example, the lease should state the proper person or entity who is leasing the property, what rights the tenant has to common areas, what renewal options are available, and what utilities are included in the lease. 

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commercial litigation, breach of contract, Milwaukee commercial litigation attorneys, breach of contract claim, contract violationWhen a business becomes involved in a legal dispute, it can have a major impact on the company’s bottom line. While the costs of commercial litigation can be significant, successfully defending against a lawsuit can help avoid being required to pay damages. Breach of contract lawsuits are one common type of commercial litigation, and business owners should be sure to understand their options for defending against accusations that they have not fulfilled their contractual responsibilities.

Breach of Contract Defenses

When a business is accused of breaching a contract, either in part or in full, it is important to raise every possible legal defense. A defendant in a breach of contract lawsuit may use “affirmative defenses” which argue that even if a breach occurred, certain circumstances occurred which caused the contractual agreement to be void. Some affirmative defenses include:

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construction defect allegations, commercial litigation, construction defects, Milwaukee commercial litigation attorneys, comparative negligenceContractors and construction companies take a great deal of pride in their work ensuring that the buildings and construction projects they work on meet standards for quality and safety. Unfortunately, situations can occur in which a contractor is accused of performing shoddy or substandard work, and allegations of construction defects may involve damage to a property or bodily injuries. If you are facing these types of allegations, it is important to work with a skilled commercial litigation attorney who can help protect your rights and provide you with a defense against these claims.

How Can a Wisconsin Litigation Attorney Help?

An attorney can provide a wide variety of services in cases involving construction defects, including:

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