What is required for a successful defense of a breach of contract in San Diego? The short answer is prompt action and a very skilled attorney. Breach of contract cases can become quite expensive very quickly for the party who is in breach of a business contract. The experienced litigation and breach of contract defense attorneys at the Watkins Firm have decades of expertise in these matters successfully defending clients in contract disputes.
The other party must take “prompt, prudent and reasonable action” to immediately mitigate their losses in a breach of contract case. This provides not only a valid defense which can prevent them from pursuing economic losses known as “damages,” it offers an excellent opportunity to open constructive and fruitful negotiations. Most of these cases are resolved by our attorneys through skilled negotiations. We are often able to negotiate a “work-around” or modify the existing contract to allow both parties to receive the “benefit of the bargain” anticipated in the original agreement.
We work with our clients to understand their goals for the dispute, and the flexibility they have or do not have to fulfill the underlying contract. We gain an understanding and document any unforeseeable market changes or supply disruptions to aid in our defense. Our persistent willingness to help to defray or eliminate resulting damages goes a long way if the case cannot be resolved through negotiation, mediation or arbitration.
Finally, there is a business relationship to consider. In many cases the parties know each other quite well and each values the other as a supplier or customer. It is important to preserve these relationships while resolving the successful defense of a breach of contract in San Diego.
If you are concerned about performance on a contract or your ability to fulfill the original terms of an agreement do not wait until the contract is breached. We invite you to contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation and learn about our unique approach to litigation and our ability to resolve this dispute before it ever begins in a timely and cost-effective manner.