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Skilled Advocacy for Contract Issues

Our lawyers represent businesses in all kinds of business litigation and contract disputes, whether it comes down to a simple contract or a multilayered, complex set of agreements. No matter what the area of dispute, we have been there and litigated it.

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We are different from contract litigation firms that do little more than write letters and hope for the best. We know it can be more cost-effective to resolve problems by negotiation, but we also know that negotiation is often not successful unless you are prepared for trial.

When the other side knows that your attorney is willing and able to take the case as far as it needs to go, they know that you are serious. Get serious representation from Lyons & Simmons, LLP today.

Your Options for Resolving a Contract Dispute

Your business relies on contracts to do everything from define terms of employment to enforce sales terms and everything in between. When the terms of a contract are contract are broken, the offending party could face a breach of contract lawsuit. However, these can be long, arduous, and extremely expensive for both parties and it’s not usually preferable for either. Instead, you have a number of options when it comes to dispute resolution that can help you find a mutually-beneficial solution in a much quicker and more cost-effective manner. Let’s look at them in more detail.

Negotiation

This is perhaps the most basic means of settling differences. Using negotiation means both parties agree to meet and work out a deal to resolve the terms of the contract. No judge or third party is involved in any way. The biggest benefit to this is that it’s arguably the cheapest way of resolving a dispute and can be the quickest. Parties control the entire process, make their own agreements, and can create a mutual win-win situation. On the downside, these proceedings are informal and unstructured, and depending on how negotiations go, one side may not get the fairest or desirable outcome.

Mediation

Mediation is a slightly more formal and structured process than negotiation. In these proceedings, a third party gets involved to essentially bridge the gap between the two sides and help them come to a mutually-agreeable resolution. While a mediator doesn’t resolve disputes, they give both parties the tools to do so on their own through a flexible and voluntary means.

Perhaps the largest advantage of this for businesses is that mediation remains private, avoiding public disclosure of problems and bad publicity that can come from it. It can also allow for the preservation of relationships. Selecting a mediator also isn’t extremely difficult; most attorneys provide litigation services or can recommend a specialized, reputable mediator.

Arbitration

Arbitration is a more formal and structured method of mediation, but involves a third party who does get involved and can make decisions regarding the conclusion of your case. In these scenarios, both sides are allowed to present evidence supporting their claims, and an arbitrator eventually makes a decision that will be considered final for both parties. These decisions are non-binding and you can still take the decision to trial, however it can be difficult to overturn an arbitrator’s decision once it is given. Arbitration should only be used when previous methods of resolution have failed, but it can be far quicker and cost-effective than a full-fledged trial over a contract dispute.

Litigation

This is the last and arguably most difficult option. Litigation is essentially a contract dispute lawsuit that is presented before a judge with evidence after discovery requests by both sides. Contract dispute litigation is a long process that involves both sides retaining legal representation, preparing a case, and then presenting and arguing it for quite some time.

There are plenty of reasons to want to avoid contract dispute litigation. For starters, litigation is involuntary: if you are served a lawsuit, you must participate. These are extremely formal proceedings, involving strict rules and procedures, trials are public and can lead to bad publicity, and they can be extremely expensive. Whoever winds up “losing” in business litigation (being ruled against) usually winds up unhappy, and may even be forced to pay the expensive court costs for the other party. These decisions are binding, and are based entirely on the law.

Facing a Contract Dispute? Call Our Firm at (844) 297-8898

Don’t go through a contract dispute without the right advocate on your side. Lyons & Simmons, LLP has years of collective experience handling these types of business cases and is ready to stand as your advocate. We are battle tested and razor sharp, utilizing our insight and resources to craft the best possible cases for our clients, whether they are the plaintiff or the defendant in such disputes.

Complete a case evaluation form or call our firm today at (844) 297-8898.

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At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, you will find a team of results-driven professionals willing to go the extra mile for you. When you work with us, you will be treated with the respect, customized counsel, and attentive support you need.

More Reasons to Hire Our Firm
  • Versatile

    As a boutique firm, we provide attentive counsel to every client we work with, but we have big firm resources that allow us to get the results our clients seek.

  • Reputable

    At Lyons & Simmons, we don’t back down from a challenge. We have handled bet-the-company cases nationwide, and we have earned a reputation for taking on and winning high exposure cases.

  • Determined

    As highly skilled trial lawyers, we go to battle for our clients. Our aggressive representation and innovative approach to your case makes us a force to be reckoned with, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Attentive

    No two clients are going through the same exact situation. We provide customized litigation solutions to fit the unique needs and goals of every client we represent.