Contract Dispute and Litigation

Whatever you thought the agreement was, you and the other party are now at odds. You want to avoid the expense and uncertain outcome of a lawsuit. On the other hand, you don’t want to give in or give up too much in settling the dispute. Contact the law office of John McDuff to determine your best course of action. McDuff has resolved breach of contract cases for 20 years in business litigation, including disputes over multi-million-dollar deals. John McDuff represents businesses in Austin and Central Texas in the full gamut of contract litigation situations:

  • Contracts with customers for goods or services
  • Business-to-business disputes (vendors and suppliers)
  • Sale or purchase of a business or assets
  • Sale of stock or ownership interest
  • Real estate transactions
  • Joint ventures and investor agreements
  • Lending agreements

A Breach of Contract: What Happened and What Next?

Perhaps one party has found the deal unprofitable and refuses to pay or perform. The ambiguity of a poorly drafted contract may bring matters to a head. Was there an “unwritten agreement,” implied warranty or misrepresentation? Sometimes the dispute escalates to allegations of investment fraud. Austin litigation attorney, John McDuff, will determine how many causes of action you can plausibly bring, against which parties, and available remedies, from damages to injunctive relief.

Conversely, our law firm can assess your exposure and serve as your lawyer if you are the one being sued for breach of contract. At the law firm of John McDuff, we enjoy trying a challenging case, but it must make business sense to file suit. Our team will project costs and likelihood of prevailing in litigation so that our clients can make an informed decision when going that route. John McDuff will first thoroughly explore opportunities to resolve contract disputes out of court, including negotiation, mediation or arbitration. If a continuing business relationship is critical, the solution may be a new binding agreement.

Commercial Collections

John McDuff will handle collections involving at least $50,000 when a lawsuit is the only recourse to recoup on a large debt. He can also represent borrowers when a lender calls in the loan over a failing venture. These matters typically involve more issues that just the lending contract.

Contact the Law Firm of John McDuff

Ready to discuss strategies in your contract litigation case? Contact me, John McDuff. The quality of my work as a lawyer is well recognized by my clients & I have received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. I primarily serve clients in Austin and Central, Texas. I will return your calls and e-mails promptly, if not immediately.

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