Breach of Contract in Connecticut
At Aeton Law Partners, our contract dispute attorneys represent small and mid-sized companies in business-to-business contract disputes in Hartford, New Haven, New Britain, Waterbury, Middletown and throughout Connecticut. We also represent our clients on a select basis in Massachusetts, New York, and throughout the country.
Our breach of contract attorneys have decades of combined transactional and trial experience. Our attorneys handle both the review and drafting of contracts and also the lawsuits for breach of our clients' contracts. Our depth of experience in litigating contract disputes enables us to provide our clients with "battle tested" contracts, which allows a measure of predictability with employees and in matters of litigation. Our know-how provides a valuable benefit to clients considering a breach of contract claim in Connecticut.
Likewise, if your company faces a breach of contract lawsuit or demand for damages from a business agreement, our attorneys can quickly identify the vulnerabilities of the opponent's contract and claims against you or your company. Some of the typical clauses in contracts that are often disputed include:
- Limitation of remedy
- Consequential damages
- Forum selection and venue
The following are a just a few of the many contract disputes our attorneys handle:
- Corporate contracts, including agreements involving shareholder agreements, by-laws, cross purchase agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements for LLC's, and sub chapter S corporations.
- Employment contracts, including non-compete agreements, confidential agreements, executive compensation agreements, for cause termination, earn out, bonus, wages, override payments, and incentive sales.
- Business Agreements, including contracts for distribution, purchasing, sale of goods, UCC, promissory notes, guaranty agreements, and joint ventures.
- Intellectual Property Contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, licensing agreements, and assignment of intellectual property.
- Technology Contracts, including agreements covering software purchasing, master services agreements, service level agreements, licensing agreements, terms of service, and privacy policies.
Understanding the available damages in a breach of contract case is an important part of the decision making process. Typically, the measure of damages in a breach of contract case is to put the non-breaching party in the same position they would be in had there been no breach of the contract. This could take the form of money damages for lost sales or profits, loss of future profits, business interruption, costs to remedy the breach and other incidental damages.
Unless the contract includes a clause for recovery of attorney's fees, these costs are typically not recoverable in standard breach of contract cases. Interest also can be recovered in certain circumstances such as where money owed has been wrongfully withheld from the opposing party. While our goal is always to resolve a contract dispute in as cost-effective a manner as possible, consideration of the amount available to recover is important before proceeding in any case in state or federal court.
Conveniently located between New Haven and Hartford, contact Aeton Law Partners to speak with a Connecticut litigation attorney about your breach of contract matters.