Springfield Commercial Litigation Lawyers
Experienced Trial Attorneys for Clients Throughout Southwestern Missouri
If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a client or contractor that will need outside legal help to resolve. At Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC, we assist businesses through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal court.
Our distinguished team brings legal skills honed by decades of experience in the negotiation and litigation of commercial matters. Our services are available to all businesses, no matter the industry or the size of your enterprise. We handle even the most complex cases through diligent investigation, thorough case preparation, legal analysis, and fierce advocacy from start to finish.
Are you facing a business dispute? Learn how our Springfield commercial litigation attorneys can help by calling us at (417) 557-3407 or contacting us online for more information.
Commercial Litigation Matters We Handle
We have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:
- Antitrust, unfair practices, and trade regulation violations
- Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
- Breach of contract
- Breach of warranty
- Business torts
- Construction law
- Environmental law
- Products liability
- Professional liability
- Real estate
- Toxic tort
- Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement
- Partnership and shareholder disputes
Recovery From Breach of Contract
Breach of contract is a common issue that leads to the necessity of negotiation or court action. When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages 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 as a result.
Our skilled attorneys can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:
- Compensatory damages. These provide reimbursement for immediate monetary loss.
- Consequential and incidental damages. These provide compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach.
- Attorney fees and costs. These are available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable.
- Liquidated damages. These are amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance.
- Specific performance. This is a court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract.
- Punitive damages. These punish a party’s objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner.
- Rescission. This cancels the contract. Both sides are excused from further performance and payments made under the contract are returned.
- Reformation. This changes the terms of the contract when the court believes the parties had an honest misunderstanding 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, various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration can be used to resolve the matter. These alternatives are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits but can deliver the same remedies.
Our skilled negotiators have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings. We have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving our clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track in a more expeditious manner.
Contact Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC 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 mean the difference between profitability and insolvency for your company. Our team can help you at this critical time.
Contact us online or call Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC at (417) 557-3407 to schedule a consultation.