Representing Businesses In Contract Disputes

Without contracts, business as we know it would probably not exist. Unfortunately, disagreements between the parties to a contract have been around as long as contracts have existed. The sooner any contract dispute gets settled, the better off your business will be.

The best way to get the dispute settled quickly and efficiently is to work with a team of experienced contract dispute attorneys, like those at Contreras Law Firm, who understand the tools available for settling a contract dispute.

Not All Disputes Should Go To Court

The first thing that we do for you is to explore the alternatives to court. Emotions tend to flare when the parties disagree on contract performance, but many disputes can be worked out without the need to have a trial in court. Once you tell us all the facts about the contract and the dispute, we'll explore these alternatives to court:

  • Negotiation with the other party to the contract; even if you never come to a full agreement about what the contract required, you may be able to reach a compromise that leaves both parties a little unhappy but with a lot more money in their pockets.
  • Mediation to see if a neutral third party can help you work things out.
  • Arbitration; even if you don't agree with the other party about what the contract requires, you may be able to agree that you will both be better off if the dispute is submitted to an arbitrator.

One of the best pieces of advice you can get is to avoid the disputes in the first place. How? Make sure that you have your contracts drawn up by experienced business lawyers who really understand the field. The more potential problems you anticipate in your contract and the clearer the terms of your contract, the less likely you are to end up in a dispute that disrupts your business and your life.

However, if you find yourself in a contract dispute it is important to hire experienced business attorneys who can guide you through this process. Even if the parties attempt to resolve their dispute outside of court, it is important to have a team of attorneys who are fully prepared to present your case, whether to the other side, the mediator or an arbitrator. The more prepared your team of attorneys are, the more likely your contract dispute can be resolved in favorable terms.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

To meet with one of our attorneys to discuss your case, please call our San Diego office at 619-908-1495 or send us an email. We can assist you with all steps of this process, from drafting new deals to litigating contracts you currently have in place.