All businesses require various contracts, from employment contracts and non-compete agreements to buyer-seller contracts, property and equipment leases, and partnership agreements. These contracts serve as the foundation of a successful, thriving company, and a breach of contract can threaten everything from everyday business operations to the future of the company.
Often, resolving contract disputes requires the care and attention of a skilled business attorney. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, our Allentown breach of contract attorneys understand the importance of finding fast, favorable resolutions to an array of contract disagreements and disputes. We work directly with our clients, seeking efficient solutions to minimize disruptions and get your business back on track.
The state of Pennsylvania recognizes the validity of both written and oral contracts, meaning these types of contracts can serve as the basis of any contract dispute, including a breach of contract claim.
Often, breach of contract disputes involve the following types of business contracts:
- Non-compete agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Employee and independent contractor contracts
- Warranties and guarantees
- Terms of service
- Purchase agreements
- Consumer transactions
- Financing contracts
- Insurance policies
- Construction contracts
When these and other important contracts are not upheld, your business can suffer. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we work quickly to find effective resolutions that protect you, your rights, and the future of your company. Our attorneys represent business owners, employees, and others involved in all types of contract disputes and breach of contract claims.
Defining Breach of Contract
Simply put, a breach of contract involves one party failing to uphold the obligations, responsibilities, and/or duties imposed on them by a contractual agreement.
For example, if a seller agrees in writing to provide a purchaser with goods and materials by a certain date but fails to deliver those goods and materials within the specified timeframe, this could constitute a breach of contract. Therefore, the purchaser would have grounds to bring a breach of contract claim and seek compensation for financial damages suffered as a result of the seller’s failure to uphold its obligations to provide goods and materials by the contracted date.
In Pennsylvania, both written and verbal contracts are legally enforceable, as long as they meet certain validity requirements. Although written contracts may be somewhat easier to enforce, and breach of contract claims involving written contracts may be easier to prove, it is always important that you consult an experienced business litigation attorney if you are dealing with a dispute involving any type of contract.
At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, our Allentown breach of contract lawyers are committed to helping you navigate the legal process, all while tirelessly protecting your best interests. No matter how serious or complex your situation may be, you can rely on our firm for highly personalized and attentive legal representation tailored to your specific needs.