Over Two Decades Of Experienced Litigation And Advocacy In Columbus

Rely On Experienced, Professional Representation In Contract And Business Litigation Matters

As local business owners themselves, our attorneys know the importance of keeping your business running smoothly and avoiding litigation. With the vast variety of corporate structures, business types and individuals that are involved in a business, however, disputes are sometimes inevitable.

David A. Goldstein Co., L.P.A., Attorneys at Law, handle all types of commercial disputes including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Injunctive and equitable relief
  • Attachment and garnishment
  • Judgment enforcements/collections.

Our goal is to find a resolution between the two parties before any case goes to court. This includes alternative dispute resolutions, binding arbitration, conditional binding arbitration and mediation.

When contacting our office regarding a dispute, you will experience personalized, skilled and attentive service. We pride ourselves on a client-focused team approach to developing solutions for you.

Finding Effective Resolutions To Breach Of Contract Claims

These are among the most common business litigation matters our team encounters. Because a breach of contract claim can be challenging and complex, you need an attorney who is aggressive and knowledgeable regarding the requirements of the legal process, as well as taking into consideration the financial aspects of the client.

We handle a broad range of business and contractual disputes, including but not limited to:

  • Deals involving written and oral contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Allegations of bad faith including misrepresentation of conflict of interest.
  • Sales contracts
  • Construction contracts
  • Home remodeling contracts
  • Service contracts
  • Promissory notes
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Fraud and misrepresentation

Even if both parties comply with the terms of the agreement, there may be claims for misrepresentation if you believe that the contract you entered into was fraudulent and misrepresented to you. Our attorneys are committed to helping clients enforce their contractual rights and carefully evaluate to determine whether there was an actual contract in existence and whether there has been a breach of that contract.

Answers To Common Questions About Business And Commercial Disputes

Below, we’ve answered some of the questions we often get asked by prospective business law clients.

How do I know if my case has merit?

The best way to find out is to discuss it with one of our attorneys in an initial consultation. Some lawyers want to turn everything into a litigated dispute because that’s what’s good for their bottom line – even if it doesn’t serve the client’s best interests. Our firm is different. We are committed to providing honest assessments at the outset. When you discuss your legal issue with us, we will tell you whether it is something that requires an attorney’s help or something that you can handle on your own.

What is the process for resolving a breach of contract dispute?

Ideally, the contract in question will be a written one with clear language. If so, it should be fairly easy to determine that a breach has occurred and point that out to the other party. If the breach occurred due to reasons within their control and it caused financial harm to your business, the claim is likely actionable. The first step would be to resolve it directly with the other party. If that doesn’t work, you’d consult one of our lawyers. We will attempt to resolve the matter as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, which usually means seeking a negotiated settlement. If the other party refuses to negotiate or an agreement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to court. Our attorneys will never escalate the dispute unnecessarily or take major actions without your knowledge and consent.

Will my case go to trial?

Each case is unique, and it’s impossible to know for sure before examining the details. However, from a statistical standpoint, the answer is likely no. Only about 5% of these cases go to trial. Most can be resolved out of court, which typically saves time, money and stress for all involved.

Reach Out Today For Knowledgeable Advice And Guidance

David A. Goldstein Co., L.P.A., Attorneys at Law, is based in Columbus and serves clients throughout Ohio. To schedule your initial consultations with one of our experienced attorneys, call 614-797-0060 or submit an online contact form.