The experience, skill, and results-orientation that The Norman Law Firm attorneys possess can help you prevail in the eventual contests that may arise. At The Norman Law firm you will find attorneys who, with an arsenal of experience, will represent you in several kinds of litigation cases.
Upon entering into a contract with a business or individual, clients generally expect that party to fulfill its end of the agreement based on the terms agreed upon. Unfortunately, contracts are often breached because one party fails to perform or fails to completely perform—doing, instead, what is called partial-performance—its obligations. At any substantial commercial or financial enterprise, contract litigation often proves unavoidable.
Breach of Contract and Contract Disputes
From our DC and Maryland offices, we represent individuals and businesses—from small, family-owned businesses to large corporations—in contract disputes, including breach of contract and contract interpretation. We are skilled trial lawyers with a detailed understanding of the complexities of contract litigation. Our objective is for our clients to prevail and to secure a recovery of any applicable damages for them.
A contract is generally an agreement to provide compensation in exchange for a good or service. It might consist of a written agreement, an oral promise, or be created through the course of dealings between the parties involved. A breach of contract occurs when some part of that agreement isn’t honored by one or more parties to the agreement. If another party has broken a contract with you, we can provide a candid assessment of the damages to which you may be entitled.
Breach of contract damages generally translate to the “benefit of the bargain,” that is, what would have been the benefit of the fully-performed contract. Sometimes clients are better-served by pursuing damages based on the contract, and sometimes a better avenue would be to pursue alternate options. Our lawyers possess the level of knowledge and experience to be able to guide you toward the best possible outcome.
Investor Fraud Claims and Disputes
An investor fraud claim might appear to be merely a breach of contract dispute, but it is much more involved. When an issuer, broker, dealer, registered or unregistered representative, or promoter has fraudulently represented the nature of an investment there are many potential legal options for the injured investor.
Among the various causes of action, in addition to breach of contract, that may arise from investor fraud circumstances are the following:
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Violations of the Securities Act
- Violations of Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act
- Claims in Equity for Disgorgement
- State Securities Fraud Violations
- State Consumer Fraud
- Constructive Trust Claims
Asserting these causes of action can permit investors to recover their entire investment with interest, but this may only be possible if the litigators involved in the action thoroughly understand not only the laws of contracts but also the securities laws. Our attorneys have particular expertise in both of these areas.