Contracts are the platform on which every business transaction is built.  Contracts provide businesses with a consistent and reliable framework on which to build, whether a service is being sold, a product is being bought, ownership is changing hands, or a new partner is joining a preexisting team.  Whatever the reason or reasons necessitating a contract, it all points to the same basic principle: that strict adherence to contracts is absolutely critical for the smooth and successful completion of work.

With that in mind, it’s easy to see why a contract dispute can quickly turn into a logistical, legal, and financial nightmare for any company.  No matter how old or new, great or small, traditional or modern a business may be, no commercial enterprise can go about its day to day operations in full health when it has been deprived of resources, or forced into a delay by a contract dispute.  Disagreements over contractual terms — and whether or not those terms are being properly satisfied — always have the potential to quickly become very costly, in terms of time, money, and even business relationships.

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Whatever contract dispute your company is facing, it isn’t going to vanish by itself.  If a contract dispute has thrown a wrench into your business operations, you need a seasoned Philadelphia contract dispute attorney to help bring the matter to a close.  At Berkowitz Klein, our local base in Malvern, PA has granted us a close working relationship with the judges and courts of Philadelphia and Philadelphia County over our 25 years in business litigation.  If your contract dispute has become more than you can manage on your own, you can turn to us for help.

At Berkowitz Klein, some of the most common types of contract disputes that our clients bring to us include breach of contract, and partnership disputes.

Breach of Contract

Breach of contract occurs when the terms of a contract have been violated.  However, it’s slightly more complicated than simply that, because for a contractual issue to be legally considered a breach of contract, three factors must be in place:

  1. A contract which is valid and enforceable must exist.
  2. Within the terms laid out by that contract, there must be a breach of duty.
  3. That breach must have resulted in significant damages to the aggrieved entity.

As these guidelines make plain, while a business may feel it has been subject to breach of duty, actually proving that breach in court can be challenging.  There are no hard and fast guidelines for what explicitly constitutes significant damages, or a material breach.  For these reasons, having an experienced, aggressive breach of contract attorney in your corner is critical to successfully demonstrating a breach of contract — and to obtaining the restitution your company deserves.

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Partnership Agreement Disputes

Partnership agreements may not be the same as a contract between two companies exchanging goods and services, but they are just as important.  If a dispute arises in a partnership agreement, the effects can be devastating.  Over the decades, our Philadelphia attorneys have successfully intervened in a variety of partnership agreement disputes pertaining to issues such as:

  • partners failing to perform their contractual duties
  • division of wealth and assets between business partners
  • breach of fiduciary duty
  • disputes over the appropriation of funding

Whether your business entity is struggling with a breach of contract, a partnership dispute, or any other type of disagreement arising over the terms of a commercial contract, our attorneys have decades of experience to apply to your case.  We have been practicing in Philadelphia and Philadelphia County for over 25 years.  When you need a team of seasoned contract dispute attorneys, call Berkowitz Klein at (610) 889-3200 (ext. 1), or contact us online.  Consultations are always 100% confidential, so contact us today to discuss your legal options.