Disputes are more common than you might imagine in the world of business. These disputes could involve minor disagreements or multi-million-dollar deals which can threaten the very existence of a business. In some cases, a contract dispute or business litigation issue could be resolved between the parties, while other times, such a dispute could require court intervention. In those cases, it’s in your best interest to contact the business litigation and contract dispute attorneys at Levy Law for experienced help. Some of the more common types of disputes in businesses include:
- Construction disputes;
- Landlord/tenant disputes;
- Breach of contract;
- Employment disputes;
- Product liability claims;
- Property rights;
- Partnership disputes;
- Indemnity disputes;
- Real estate disputes;
- Tax disputes, or
- Insurance disputes.
Disputes that involve significant amounts of money or complex questions of law should involve an experienced Colorado business litigation and contract dispute attorney to ensure a successful outcome. Your attorney will likely attempt to settle the dispute outside of court as a quicker, less costly solution, however, if one party is avoiding contact, there are companies from other states involved, there are significant amounts of money at stake, or there are personality clashes which make communication difficult, it can be necessary to take the matter to court.
Breach of Contract Claim—The Most Common Business Dispute
A breach of contract claim is among the most common disputes in the business world. Breach of contract claims may involve disputes over the original terms of the contract, disputes over payment, disputes over contract performance, or disputes regarding delivery of goods. The contract itself should provide some level of guidance during a dispute, in that many contracts have a section which states that disputes must be settled in a specific manner, whether that is through arbitration or court action, and arbitration clauses are not always enforceable.
What Happens When Your Business Litigation Goes to Court?
If the business dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation, the case may go to court, although in many cases, the simple act of hiring an attorney and filing a lawsuit may be enough to prompt the other party to settle the issue outside of court. Depending on the complexity of the contract dispute or other type of business litigation, the case could conceivably take months, or even years, as the case proceeds through gathering evidence, exchanging relevant records and taking depositions.
Alternative Dispute Resolutions
As the disputed issues are narrowed down, each side will garner a better idea of the likely outcome of the case as it proceeds to trial—and a settlement offer could be forthcoming. In fact, the closer the case gets to trial, the more likely a settlement will occur. Alternative dispute resolutions could be more flexible than a court decision—as well as less expensive and faster than taking a case to court. The results of alternative dispute resolution can remain private, rather than becoming a matter of public record.
Contact Our Colorado Business Law Attorneys Today
If you have a business litigation issue or contract dispute, it can be extremely beneficial to speak to an experienced Colorado business law attorney.
At Levy Law, we can help your business during this difficult time. Call us today at (303) 796-2900 or fill out our confidential contact form for a free initial consultation and review of your case. With an office conveniently located in Englewood, Colorado, we are ready to help you no matter where you need us.