California Contract Dispute Attorney
Riverside Contract Attorney Helping Individuals and Businesses Resolve Disputes
Contracts specify the obligations and rights of each party. Failure to understand the terms and conditions of a contract can lead to financial liability when a breach occurs.
At The Mellor Law Firm, our contract dispute lawyer advises and represents employers, employees, construction companies, homeowners, real estate agents, and others involved in contract disputes.
Our office works with experienced economists in order to quantify economic harm suffered by our clients, evaluating the cost of a breach in terms of loss of confidential information, interruption of daily business operations, or the consequences of a loss in real estate value. When defending clients accused of a breach, our attorney scrutinizes the language used in order to identify poorly defined terms or ambiguous clauses.
If you’re involved in a contract dispute or are unsure whether the terms of a contract are enforceable, contact The Mellor Law Firm today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.
Contract Disputes and Breach of Contract
Our attorney advises, counsels, and represents businesses, employers, employees, real estate agents, homeowners, and construction companies in regard to the following kinds of contracts and contract disputes:
- Business contracts
- Real estate contracts
- Lease agreements
- Purchase agreements
- Condominium covenants
- Construction contracts and subcontractor agreements
- Insurance contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Performance guarantees
- Financing contracts
Enforceability and Language — Determining Whether a Breach has Occurred
Often, contract disputes turn on whether or not the terms of a contract are enforceable. If a contract imposes unreasonable limitations or places an undue burden on one or more of the parties involved, it may not be enforceable.
Equally important is the clarity of the language used. Too often, responsibilities are not clearly explained or terms nullifying a contract are left vague.
Here, nondisclosure regarding a demand for early payment or non-payment for certain services can lead to allegations of a breach of contract. This typically happens in a construction context, but can also occur when businesses contract with third parties for certain kinds of services.
In regard to both enforceability and clarity of language, contracts that fail to specify procedures for resolving disputes or a breach may also expose parties to unwanted litigation. This is especially important in real estate contracts.
Repairing a Breach of Contract
At The Mellor Law Firm, we are experienced in mediation and the art of negotiation. If your contract binds you to mediation, our attorney is prepared to identify terms that are mutually agreeable between you and the other party. However, we are also prepared to leverage your legal rights and litigate if necessary and possible.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact the contract dispute attorney at The Mellor Law Firm today.