Breach-of-Contract-LawsuitIf you have been sued for breach of contract or have received a threatening letter or notice of a breach of contract lawsuit, consult with our Chicago breach of contract attorneys immediately. Not only do we represent plaintiffs in breach of contract cases, but we also represent defendants being sued for breach of contract and related claims.

A “breach” occurs when one party to the contract fails to fulfill his or her end of the bargain under the contract.  Depending on the specifics of a particular contract, a breach might occur, for example, by failing to perform on time or in accordance with the term of the agreement.  A breach can be a failure to act and a breach can also include acting in certain ways that violate the contract.

Once a breach happens, one or both parties might decide to litigate the contract claim to have the contract terms enforced or to pursue damages for the harm caused by the alleged breach.

Once we consult with you regarding the breach of contract, we will be better able to determine your potential liability—i.e. what the damages could be and what you might be required for the obligations of the contract to be satisfied, if possible.  If you are a defendant, we will also discuss the potential of minimizing or reducing those damages and/or obligations.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant in a breach of contract lawsuit, our Chicago litigation attorneys are willing and able to fight to defend your rights and to obtain the best possible results.
Additionally, we will determine what, if any, defenses and counterclaims are available to assert.  Defenses in a breach of contract case are “affirmative defenses.”  Affirmative defenses do not necessarily deny or contest the claim for breach of contract, but they assert mitigating facts and or circumstances that might weaken the claim—or even render it moot. You, as the defendant, will have the burden of proving these defenses if and when the breach of contract lawsuit goes to trial.

Our Chicago commercial litigation attorneys are always willing to fight to defend your rights and to obtain the best possible results, whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant. That being said, we will oftentimes suggest the parties attempt to negotiate to settle the breach of contract lawsuit prior to going through costly and timely business litigation.

If you need advice or representation regarding the defense of a breach of contract lawsuit, contact our Chicago breach of contract attorneys.