All businesses inevitably have conflicts with partners, vendors, distributors, suppliers, and even consumers. When disputes arise, you want quick, effective resolution that protects your company’s rights and reputation. Since 1988, the attorneys at Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm have helped businesses in the greater Augusta area resolve business and commercial disputes and get back to productive operation. If you are at odds over a breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation or trademark infringement, we can take decisive steps to mitigate the harm, recover compensation and protect your rights.
A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to perform as promised. Many alleged breaches are not breaches at all but misunderstandings that result when a contract is not specific enough to convey precisely what each party has promised. When this happens, it’s often best to have our business law attorneys reform the contract, putting in more exact language. At other times, the breach is nonmaterial. In other words, the failure to perform might be annoying, but it doesn’t cause economic harm to the nonbreaching party.
When the breach is material, the breaching party has harmed the nonbreaching party, who has a right to a legal remedy, which can include:
If you have suffered a breach or you have arguably breached a contract, our attorneys provide the capable representation you need to get through this incident with minimal loss, so you can quickly get back to business.
A business tort is an unlawful act that harms your company. A business tort can be intentional or negligent, and includes:
If you have been harmed by a business tort, you have grounds for a lawsuit to recover for your losses.
Another area of frequent litigation, especially in the digital age, is intellectual property infringement. This includes:
If someone has stolen a trade secret, we can help you assert your rights under the Defend Trade Secrets Act. If someone has infringed your trademark or disparaged your product on the internet, we can pursue a take-down order of the offending post from various platforms. If someone has infringed your copyrighted material, for example from your website advertising, we can pursue damages and/or injunctive relief.
Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm helps business clients enforce their rights in commercial disputes in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties. To learn how we can help with a variety of contract, business tort, and intellectual property matters, call 706-496-1616 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Augusta office.