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Virginia Business Litigation Attorney

Virginia law firm litigates on behalf of your business

If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a client or contractor that you’ll need outside help to resolve. Commercial litigation attorney Richard D. Scott has been assisting businesses for 18 years through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in state and federal courts. He has the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:

  • Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Construction law
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Environmental law

 

Recovery from breach of contract

When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients as a result. Richard D. Scott can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:

  • Compensatory damages – reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
  • Consequential and incidental damages – compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
  • Attorney fees and costs – amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable
  • Liquidated damages – amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
  • Specific performance – court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
  • Punitive damages – penalty for a party’s objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
  • Rescission – cancellation of the contract, with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
  • Reformation – change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed

Affordable alternatives to a civil suit

The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately, there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. Richard D. Scott has successfully represented clients through multiple dispute resolution processes that are alternatives to courtroom trials, and has settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving his clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track.

Contact a dependable Roanoke law firm to get your business moving again

If your business has been damaged by someone else’s conduct, you need to take action. Delaying the exercise of your rights could mean losing them. Recovering damages could make the difference between profitability and insolvency for your company. Contact The Law Office of Richard D. Scott online or call us at 540-400-7997 to schedule your free consultation.