At Antonoplos & Associates, our attorneys have over 20 years of experience working with clients on the resolution of disputes concerning contracts and agreements for individuals, small businesses, and large corporations in a wide variety of industries.

From years working with businesses and individuals across DC, Maryland, and Virginia, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience required to efficiently work through litigation and arbitration of contractual issues. Furthermore, our group of attorneys has been involved in matters as simple as a single-page contract between two people and as large as multi-party commercial contractual relations and disputes between multinational corporations.

Contract Litigation Lawyer

The Antonoplos & Associates group of District of Columbia contract dispute lawyers has experience in advising and acting for individuals and businesses before, during, and after the contract formation process. In some cases, we even advise clients on strictly verbal agreements where no formal contract was created.

Additionally, our attorneys commonly prepare clients on the likely restrictions a court or arbitrator will place on a contract, the individual terms of the contract, and expressed or implied terms. This includes statutorily implied terms. By hiring a lawyer to assist with this process, the rights and responsibilities of each party can be fully understood so that you can mitigate the chances of future conflict.

Most commonly, we work with clients regarding whether a contract is discharged by performance in accordance with its terms, whether there is a lawfully recognized excuse for non-performance or partial performance, whether there has been a breach of contract, and the legal effect of the breach and the response by the other party to the contract.

Injunctions Stopping Breach of Contract

In certain cases, one entity may ask the court for an interim, interlocutory, or permanent injunction restraining the other entity to the contract from breaking the terms of the document. Furthermore, depending on the situation, this interim, interlocutory, or permanent court remedy is viewed as a declaration and mandatory order.

Because our attorneys have over 20 years of experience dealing with contract disputes, our District of Columbia contract dispute lawyers is able to advise clients on the above and other types of urgent remedies. A party to an agreement that is seeking this type of remedy should contact a lawyer immediately to bring about the appropriate legal proceedings.

District of Columbia Lawyers Assisting on Contract Creation, Contract Terms, Contract Issues, and Contract Remedies

Our District of Columbia contract dispute lawyers can advise on contractual matters involving:

The Formation and Creation of a Contract

  • Bidding Process
  • Collateral Contracts
  • Assignment of Contracts
  • Consideration
  • Contracting with Government and Public Authorities
  • Course of Dealing
  • Construction of Contracts
  • Express and Implied Contracts
  • Making a Contract
  • Incapacity
  • Offer and Acceptance
  • Void, Voidable, and Unenforceable Contracts
  • Terms “to be agreed” or TBA
  • Privity of Contract
  • Validity of the Contract

Common Types of Terms in Agreements

  • Cancellation Clause
  • Certainty of Terms
  • Arbitration Clauses
  • Conclusive Evidence Clause
  • Exclusion Clauses
  • Express Choice of Forum Clauses
  • Exemption Clauses
  • Express Choice of Law Clauses
  • Express Terms
  • Good Faith Implied Term
  • Force Majeure Clause
  • Implied Terms
  • Performance Obligations
  • Statutory Terms
  • Liquidated Damages Clauses
  • Termination Clause

Common Contractual Issues

  • Impossibility of Performance
  • Illegality and Public Policy
  • Limitation Periods
  • Mistake – Effect on Contracts
  • Novation of Contract
  • Misrepresentation – Innocent, Negligent and Fraudulent (Intentional)
  • Operation of Force Majeure Clause
  • Performance of Contract
  • Release, Satisfaction, and Accord
  • Penalties
  • Statement Inducing a Contract
  • Renunciation and Anticipatory Breach
  • Termination of Contract
  • Breach of Contract
  • Cancellation of Contract
  • Bidding Process
  • Conflict of Laws – Doctrine of Proper Law of Contract 
  • Damages for Breach of Contract
  • Contract Interruption
  • Discharge by Agreement
  • Exclusion Clauses
  • Duress and Undue Influence
  • Exemption Clauses and Breaches
  • Frustration and Illegality
  • Failure to perform
  • Good Faith Implied Term

Remedies

  • Damages
  • Injunctions (interlocutory, interim, and permanent)
  • Cancellation
  • Mandatory Orders
  • Quantum Meruit (what one has earned)
  • Mitigation
  • Rectification of Contract (written contracts with a common/mutual mistake)
  • Restitution, Reimbursement and Unjust Enrichment
  • Specific Performance of a Contract
  • Void Contract (Declaration)
  • Rescission of Contract (the “un-making” of a contract)
  • Termination

Types of Contracts Our Attorneys Commonly Work On

  • Building, Construction, Repair, Maintenance, Renovation Contracts
  • Bridging Loan
  • Business Contracts
  • Carriage by Air
  • Carriage by Boats
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • Carriage by Road, Land, and Rail
  • Checks
  • Commercial Credits
  • Commercial Leases
  • Loan Agreement for Commercial Entities
  • Conditional Gifts
  • Commission Contracts
  • Condominium Management Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Construction Management Agreement
  • Contract A (in Bidding Process)
  • Construction Loan
  • Contractors
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Contracts with Foreign Parties
  • Creditor | Debtor
  • Dealership Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Dependent Contractors
  • Deposit Accounts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Entertainment Agreements
  • Distribution Contracts
  • Event Management Agreement
  • Escrow Agreement
  • Freight Forwarding 
  • Gaming and Wagering Contracts – Lottery, Horse Racing, Prizes

  • Maintenance Agreement
  • Marine Insurance Contract
  • Media Contracts
  • Mining Agreements
  • Multimodal Carriage Contracts 
  • Non-Solicitation Agreement
  • Oral Contracts
  • Non-Competition Agreement
  • Outsourcing Contracts
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Pension Contracts
  • P & I Cover
  • Personal Service Contract
  • Property Management Contract 
  • Project Management Agreement
  • Promissory Notes
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Project Management Contracts
  • Quasi-Contracts
  • Real Estate Agreements
  • Real Estate Management Agreement
  • Radio, Television, Film and Internet Contracts
  • Releases
  • Recording Contract
  • Royalty Contracts
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Business Assets
  • Rental Management Agreement
  • Sale of Goods, International Sale of Goods
  • Sale of Shares
  • Sports Contracts
  • Sale of Property
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreement
  • Agreement of Purchase and Sale
  • Agreement, Memorandum of Agreement, Undertaking
  • Agency Agreement
  • Agreements with Professionals
    – Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Architects,
    and Engineers
  • Artist Management Agreement
  • Asset Management Agreement
  • Arbitration Agreement
  • Assignment Agreement
  • Assignment of Agreement of Purchase and Sale
  • Banking Agreements
  • Bid – Contract A
  • Bailment – Hire, Pledge
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Bills of Lading
  • Brokerage – Broker
  • Independent Contractor
  • Insurance Contracts, Reinsurance, Treaties, and Facultative Reinsurance
  • Hospital Management Agreement
  • Investment Contracts
  • Investment Management Agreement
  • Joint Venture Contracts
  • Land Loan
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Leasing, Landlord, and Tenant
  • Lending, Borrowing, Loan, Credit, Security, Interest, Mortgage, Secured Line of Credit
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Life Assurance Contracts, Pensions, Investments
  • Licenses
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