Business Litigation

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10th Jul 2012

California Attorney Handling the Full Spectrum of Business Litigation

Leading you towards a successful outcome

If you engage in commercial business, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a customer or third party that you’ll need outside help to resolve. At the Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw, I have been assisting businesses for more than 25 years through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal courts. I have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:

  • Banking and creditor issues
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Construction law
  • Real estate
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

Recovery from breach of contract

When a party to a contract fails to perform, it may cause damages to the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients or customers as a result. Attorney Curtis D. Colaw can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:

  • Compensatory damages — Reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
  • Consequential and incidental damages — Compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
  • Attorney fees and costs — Amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable or as allowed by statute
  • Liquidated damages — Amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
  • Specific performance — Court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
  • Punitive damages — Penalty for a party’s objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
  • Rescission — Cancellation of the contract,  with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
  • Reformation — Change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed

Affordable alternatives to a civil suit

The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. I have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings and have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track. I am also a California Certified Mediator who has successfully helped resolve difficult cases.

Contact a dependable Modesto law firm to get your business moving again

If your business has been damaged by someone else’s conduct, you need to take action. Delaying the exercise of your rights could mean losing them.  Recovering damages could make the difference between profitability and insolvency for your company. Contact the Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw online, or call at 209-549-0933 to schedule an appointment.

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