Understanding Breach of Contract Disputes

Breaches of contracts occur when one or more parties fail to fulfill their obligations, as outlined in contracts, whether through action or inaction. This can range from failure to deliver a product or service on time to non-payment for goods or services received, fundamentally undermining the trust and expectations between the parties involved.

The ramifications of a contract breach extend beyond mere financial loss, potentially damaging reputations and future business prospects. Consequently, businesses must understand the specifics of a violation and be aware of the legal remedies and protections available to them. 

Armed with this knowledge, companies can better prevent potential breaches and efficiently address them should they occur, minimizing their impact on business operations.

Common Causes

Contract breaches can arise from myriad causes, reflecting the complex interplay of duties, expectations, obligations, and performances in business agreements. Common causes include the following, without limitation:

  • Failure to perform: A party failing to fulfill its contractual duties, such as failing to deliver a product or service.
  • Late Performance: Timeliness is often essential, and delays can constitute a breach affecting the other party’s operations.
  • Non-Payment: A significant issue where one party does not pay for goods or services received.
  • Quality Discrepancy: The provided goods or services do not meet the agreed-upon standards or specifications.
  • Misrepresentation: False statements, misleading omissions, or promises made during the contract formation that induce agreement.
  • Violation of Terms: This can range from breaching confidentiality agreements to failing to meet specific conditions outlined in the contract.

Recognizing these causes is crucial for a business to prevent potential breaches and develop effective dispute-resolution strategies. 

Nematzadeh PLLC, with its comprehensive approach to contract law, is adept at navigating the complexities of these disputes, offering tailored solutions that protect clients’ interests and foster positive business outcomes. We have the experience to represent either plaintiffs or defendants in breach of contract disputes. And this inclusive understanding enables a proactive stance in contract management and dispute resolution, emphasizing the importance of clarity, communication, and legal foresight in contract formulation and enforcement.

Legal Remedies for Breaches of Contracts

When a breach occurs, the non-breaching party has several legal remedies designed to remedy the breach and compensate for losses. These remedies aim to restore the injured party, as much as practicable, to their position had the breach not occurred. 

Common legal remedies are summarized here:


Monetary compensation is the most common remedy intended to cover the loss directly resulting from the breach:

  • Compensatory Damages: Aim to compensate the non-breaching party for the value lost due to the breach.
  • Consequential Damages: Cover losses that the breaching party should have foreseen during contract formation.

Specific Performance

Pursuing specific performance could include a court order that requires the breaching party to fulfill its part of the contract, such as in real estate transactions.


The contract is canceled, releasing both parties from their obligations under the agreement. This remedy is often used when a breach is due to misrepresentations or misleading omissions.


The breaching party must return any property or benefits received under the contract, restoring the non-breaching party to their original position.

Legal remedies for contract breaches are designed to enforce agreements and ensure honesty in business transactions. Nematzadeh PLLC skillfully navigates these legal remedies, providing strategic advice to plaintiffs or defendants in litigation concerning contract breaches.

How Our Firm Can Help

Our seasoned team meticulously evaluates each case to determine the most effective approach, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, or appeals. This tailored strategy ensures that clients receive exceptional representation—whether as plaintiffs or defendants—and benefit from solutions designed to meet their needs and circumstances, fostering a path toward resolution that aligns with their business objectives.

A deep understanding of contract law underpins Nematzadeh PLLC’s approach and a commitment to client advocacy. By leveraging extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge, we effectively guide clients through the complexities of the legal process. We focus on achieving the best possible outcome for each client, whether through securing financial compensation, negotiating contract modifications, pursuing specific performance, or otherwise.

This unique experience and our mindset equip us to help clients resolve issues quickly and with excellent results through negotiations, mediations, or other types of alternative dispute resolution, or push through trials, appeals, or arbitrations, all in order to help clients succeed. We have helped potential adversaries resolve issues through mutually beneficial results that have enabled them to continue long-term business relationships. Our legal—and business—perspective help clients find creative, cost-effective solutions.

Contact An Experienced Breach of Contract Attorney

Nematzadeh PLLC offers skill, insight, and strategic representation to businesses and individuals navigating breach of contract claims. Our strategic approach to each case ensures that we represent clients with their interests at the forefront of every action, whether they are plaintiffs or defendants. Contact Nematzadeh PLLC at (646) 799-6729 or emailing lawyer@nematlawyers.com for a confidential, free consultation.