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Orlando Breach of Contract Litigation Lawyer

Central Florida attorney protects your rights and your bottom line

The smooth operation of a business depends in great measure on contract performance. When a party you’ve contracted with falls short of compliance, you can face delays and the potential of cascading damages. To assert your rights under the contract and take advantage of available remedies, you need the services of a reliable business litigation attorney. For more than 35 years, H. Clay Parker, Esq. has assisted businesses seeking optimal solutions for contract breaches. Our firm ably represents parties alleging breaches of commercial contracts and defends against charges of breach. We stand ready to pursue the results you need while working to preserve the business relationships you rely on. 

What are the most common types of contract breaches in Florida?

Our firm serves a diverse business clientele, so we have ample experience with a variety of instances where commercial contracts have allegedly been breached. These include the following areas:

  • Ownership — Shareholder and partnership disputes can put the leadership of a company in jeopardy. We have experience representing stakeholders whose rights may have been violated.
  • Intellectual property — We handle licensing disputes as well as alleged infringements of IP. We also litigate alleged violations of covenants not to compete.
  • Construction — Our firm represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, suppliers, sureties and other players in the construction sector. 
  • Employment — We represent businesses and executives in disputes over performance, perquisites, benefits, severance, violations of business ethics and breaches of NDAs. 
  • Operating agreements — If you have established an LLC or a joint venture, we can help resolve conflicts regarding the operation of the business so as to preserve the working relationships.
  • Purchase and sale contracts — Our firm has extensive experience with real estate contracts and resolution of disputes.
  • Commercial contracts for goods or services — We handle a wide range of issues between parties operating under the UCC or other types of agreements.

No matter what type of contract dispute you are faced with, you can rely on our skill and experience.

What are the possible remedies for a breach of contract in Florida?

Our firm will seek the most appropriate remedies for your contract breach. These can include:

  • Compensatory damages — These are monetary awards for the economic harm your business suffered directly from the breach.
  • Consequential damages — These are additional monies for losses that could have been anticipated at the time the contract was formed. They include lost profits that a business suffers because the breach impedes their operations in a way that the parties could have foreseen.
  • Punitive damages — If the conduct of one party is particularly egregious, a court can award punitive damages to deter similar conduct in the future.
  • Liquidated damages — These are damages written into the agreement that are to be paid if a party fails to perform as promised. However, such clauses are not enforceable in situations where a court might deem them unconscionable.
  • Specific performance — This rarely used remedy forces the breaching party to fulfill their obligation under the contract.
  • Rescission and reformation — Where a contract does not accurately reflect the agreement the parties thought they were making, it may be vacated and replaced. 
  • Restitution — When one party has substantially performed, a court can order that they be paid for the value of that work. 

We thoroughly investigate your situation to ascertain the best goals to pursue, then present a litigation strategy for your approval. 

Can I recover my breach of contract attorney fees?

In litigating a breach of contract case, each party is generally obligated to pay their own attorneys’ fees. There are two exceptions:

  • Contract — If the contract provides that a breaching party must pay attorneys’ fees, the court may enforce that clause.
  • Violation of statute — If a party’s violation of state or federal law compelled the nonbreaching party to sue, a court could award attorneys’ fees to the plaintiff. 

Any award would only cover fees the court deems to be reasonable.

Contact a skillful lawyer for business litigation in Florida

Clay Parker, Esq. litigates breach of contract cases for Central Florida clients. Please call 407-216-2504 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Orlando office. We offer a $50 initial consultation.

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