Many businesses are involved in disputes that arise due to disagreements involving contractual terms. When these disagreements escalate to litigation, the result can be costly and time-consuming. A skilled lawyer will not only protect the rights of your business, but also will do so in a way that minimizes the expense and time incurred by your business. At The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation, our Fremont-based law firm focuses on representing business across California in all types of legal matters, including contract disputes.
Economical And Effective Representation In Business Litigation
We represent businesses in all types of contract disputes, including:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of buy and sell agreements
- Conflicts involving the terms of commercial leases
- Vendor or supplier disputes
- Breach of nondisclosure agreements (NDA)
- Breach of independent contractor or consultant agreements
While most contracts between businesses are in written form, oral contracts can also be the source of disputes. In addition, email and text message contracts are increasingly common.
Whether your company has been wronged or is defending itself against allegations, attorney Lynnette Ariathurai will strive to work out a resolution that protects the interests of your business both now and in the long term. At the beginning of your case, we will help you understand your rights and responsibilities and give you our opinion as to the potential range of outcomes.
Working To Resolve Business Disputes Through Negotiation
In addition to being expensive and time-consuming, there are no guarantees of success in litigation. As a result, negotiation is often an advantageous method of dispute resolution. Negotiations can take the entire business relationship into account. We attempt to resolve contract disputes through negotiation whenever possible.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
There are methods for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that may make sense depending on your circumstances. In mediation, the parties work with a neutral third party, a mediator, who helps the parties reach an agreement.
In arbitration, an arbitrator, who acts in a capacity similar to a judge, will issue a ruling. Arbitration may be required depending on the terms of the contract. Arbitration can be binding or nonbinding, depending on the parties' wishes. In binding arbitration, the results can be enforced through the courts.
All in all, these methods of ADR can help your company resolve contract disputes more quickly and less expensively than litigation.
Our frequently asked questions page on dispute resolution can help you understand whether mediation or arbitration could work for your company.
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