Contracts are at the heart of most business transactions. From shareholder agreements and employment contracts to licensing agreements and construction agreements, it can be easy to take contracts for granted - until something goes wrong. When a business partner, vendor or third party breaches a contract, action is often necessary to prevent or mitigate the damage that could result. The right lawyer can make a difference.
At Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey, our Houston business lawyers have more than 25 years of experience with business litigation matters. This broad experience means that when you have a dispute involving a breach of contract, you can rely on us for an in-depth assessment of the dispute and to resolve it in a way that protects your priorities and your bottom line, whether through litigation or arbitration.
We know that time is money. Disputes can often be resolved efficiently and effectively - or worse consequences avoided - if you address them early enough.
Schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (713) 909-7323 or contacting us online.
Ideally, a business contract will be well-written and all the important terms will be clearly understood by both parties. All entities involved with the contract will follow through on their end of the agreement.
The real world, however, is not ideal. You and a vendor may disagree about what even the clearest contract actually requires. New situations may come up that affect your ability to follow the terms of the contract. Sometimes, one party simply willfully fails to perform on the agreement. What then?
Often, a lawsuit is the result.
Under Texas law, remedies for a breach could include:
In addition, the situation that led to a contract dispute could result in other causes of action. Did a third party interfere in the contract? Are there allegations of fraud or misrepresentation? A contract dispute can be more complex than it initially seems - but the team at Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey can help you deal with all the issues.
Our firm's clear-eyed assessment of a contract dispute in its early stages can help you prevent larger problems, save you time and money, and help your business or life stay on track. We have litigated cases from simple collections matters when one party did not pay to the most complex contract disputes. We have a proven track record and provide solid advice for our clients.
With 25 years of experience to guide us, we understand Texas contract law and how business fraud, interference with contracts and other kinds of legal matters can result from one situation. We know the remedies, but we take our service one step further. We get to know you and your priorities, and we use our resources to find a resolution that's right for you.
Along the way, you can expect that our team will uphold the highest standards of confidentiality, discretion and sensitivity to the need to help your business avoid potentially negative exposure during litigation.
Our law firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of contract disputes, including:
With over a quarter-century of experience handling business litigation in Houston and throughout the United States, our firm has developed a reputation for our results-focused counsel in cases involving licensing agreement violations and complex issues that can arise between health care companies.
Licensing agreement disputes frequently involve businesses alleging that a licensee has violated the terms of the agreement, typically by:
Our business law attorneys have successfully helped our business clients obtain relief when their legal rights - whether sales guarantees or the protection of their brand - are on the line.
In the course of doing business, it is always possible to learn valuable information about what the competition is doing - and with whom they are doing business. Occasionally, businesses may try to interfere with the relationship with customers or prospective customers.
Texas contract law recognizes a legal claim known as tortious interference with contract. Effectively, this allows parties whose contractual relationships are exploited by a third party to seek damages directly from that third party. These claims can address present as well as prospective business opportunities.
As part of our comprehensive, consultative approach, our attorneys will determine every legal claim - including possible claims for tortious interference with contract - you can pursue or are likely to have pursued against you.
Once the existence of a contract dispute is clear, both sides will be eager to gain the upper hand in litigation. Speak with our Houston business litigation attorneys as soon as possible.
Contact us online or call toll free (713) 909-7323 to arrange a consultation.