Atlanta Business Attorney - Breach of Contract Lawyers

In today’s increasingly complex world, individuals and companies are required more frequently to deal with people and businesses to whom they have no personal connections and no history. Contracts can, to some extent, address this by documenting in writing the parties’ rights and obligations and providing for specific remedies in the event of a breach. While many businesses are owned and operated by honest, well-intended people, unfortunately, not everyone lives up to the terms of their business agreements. Some companies simply don't care to honor their contractual obligations. This is particularly true in tough economic times. The financial consequences can involve tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars and can threaten a company’s very survival.

The vast majority of business litigation stems from breach of contract. Simply put, a breach of contract is a failure to perform a bargained for promise. Under general principles of law, a breach of contract occurs when a party fails to perform any material term of an agreement without having an acceptable legal reason. The contract may be in writing, verbal, or even implied.

A breach of contract can occur under many different circumstances. It could include failing to make payment in full or on time, failing to deliver goods, failure to adequately perform services, stopping work on a project, doing substandard work, substituting inferior or substantially different materials, or failing to begin work. In fact, if after executing a contract a party informs or demonstrates that it is unable or unwilling to perform under the contract, this is an “anticipatory” breach of contract, and it is actionable.

Often, the non-breaching party is relieved of its obligations under the contract by the other party's breach. Georgia courts may award damages in the event of a breach to the injured party. However, the general intent is not to punish the breaching party, but rather to put the non-breaching party in the position they would occupy if the contract had been fulfilled. In cases where money cannot adequately compensate the aggrieved party, the court may award specific performance to force the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract. Additionally, where a party to a contract has shown bad faith, the courts may award punitive damages to punish the breaching party and to deter future similar conduct.

Dozier Law Group represents individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs in enforcing contracts and aggressively pursuing damages against parties who breach business agreements. Whether your situation involves tens of thousands or millions of dollars, if you believe you have or will suffer damages due to a breach of contract, we can help address and resolve the situation. Call (404) 949-5600 to speak directly with Managing Principal Brad Dozier, an experienced and dedicated contract attorney, or .

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