Zanesville Attorneys Litigate Business and Contract Disputes


Skilled business attorneys bring decades of experience to every case

If you engage in business, sooner or later you are likely to come across a dispute you cannot reconcile on your own. When you need legal representation to resolve contract disagreements, you can trust the business litigation attorneys at Stubbins, Watson, Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. We draw on decades of experience negotiating, mediating, arbitrating and litigating contract issues to resolve your dispute in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Experience you can trust in business and commercial disputes

Our business attorneys have broad experience in breach of contract actions related to:

  • Buy-and-sell agreements
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Debt collections
  • Employment contracts
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Mineral rights
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Warranties

Remedies available in breach of contract lawsuits

Stubbins, Watson & Bryan strives to resolve contract issues without resorting to a civil lawsuit. Traditional negotiations, mediation or arbitration can often settle disagreements on favorable terms with a minimum of expense. When we must litigate in court, we do so with our client’s specific goals in mind. Remedies available in court include:

  • Consequential damages — The defendant pays compensation for the plaintiff’s economic losses that the parties could reasonably foresee at the time they entered the contract.
  • Punitive damages — A court can, but rarely does, order the breaching party to pay amounts as punishment for unconscionable behavior.
  • Liquidated damages — These are sums that the contract says a party must pay for breaching the agreement.
  • Nominal damages — When a breach occurs, but the harm is inconsequential, the court may order a token payment.
  • Specific performance — The court may order the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract. This remedy is rarely available in contracts for personal services.
  • Contract rescission — The court declares the contract null and void.
  • Restitution — If the non-breaching party has partially performed and the court nullifies the contract, the court may order the breaching party to pay restitution for the non-breaching party’s expenses.
  • Contract reformation — If the court finds that the contract does not accurately reflect what the parties agreed upon, the court may rewrite the contract as the parties originally intended.

Contact our Zanesville business lawyers to manage tough contract disputes

When your business is stalled because of a contract dispute, you need an attorney with specific experience in breach of contract cases. The commercial litigation lawyers at Stubbins, Watson, Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. manage contract disputes in the most cost-conscious and efficient manner possible. To schedule a consultation, call us at (740) 452-8484 or contact our Zanesville office online.