At Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., contract disputes and breach of contract attorneys help individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses achieve resolution. Our lawyers handle an array of commercial litigation claims. We provide businesses with strong representation when they face lawsuits or government intrusion, and we help them avoid legal difficulties by providing expert, comprehensive advice on a full range of business matters.
As with other types of disputes, our lawyers first explore the possibilities of settlement. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we have extensive courtroom experience and can resolve your contract or business dispute with a lawsuit. Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. serves clients in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
Under business law, a contract creates certain obligations that must be fulfilled by the parties that entered into the agreement. Failure to do so is known as a “breach” of contract.
- A party fails to perform on time
- A party does not perform in accordance with the terms of the agreement
- A party fails to perform at all
Contract disputes often occur between companies, but can also occur between a business and a hired worker, such as a contractor. These cases are most effectively handled outside of court, with both parties sitting down with a mediator to negotiate an agreement. However, they may be heard in court if necessary.
When a dispute over a contract arises, the most effective methods used toward resolution are negotiations between the parties to the contract, and lawsuits. The parties can agree to have a mediator review a contract dispute, or may agree to binding arbitration of a contract dispute. Arbitration, however, is a waiver of a trial by judge or jury, which is a Consitutional right that the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. do not recommend waiving. Trial is typically an adjudication of the merits of the dispute, and results in a verdict that is binding and enforceable on the parties to the lawsuit.
If you have questions about your rights in a business dispute, contact an attorney at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. We have substantial experience providing expert and comprehensive advice on a full range of business matters.
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Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., has earned an impeccable reputation as a skilled and successful law firm. Its partners have over 100 years of combined experience they daily utilize in trial advocacy for their clients. Working primarily as civil litigators for matters in the state and Federal courts of Alabama, the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., are well-versed in many areas of law, including wrongful death, nursing home abuse, medical and legal malpractice, small business law, consumer fraud and contracts law.
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