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Business Litigation Attorney

Minnesota lawyer 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. I assist businesses through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal court. I have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:

  • Antitrust, unfair competition and trade practices and trade regulation violations
  • Banking and creditor rights, including lender liability, negotiable instruments and check clearing and other payment systems
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Construction law
  • Environmental law
  • Insurance
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Intellectual property, including copyright, patent and trademark infringement
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

Recovery from breach of contract

When the other party to one of your contracts fails to perform, he damages your 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 as a result you are unable to serve your clients or fulfill your own commitments. I 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 a party whose conduct is fraudulent or otherwise tortious and to 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 can be less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. I have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving our clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track.

Contact a dependable Minneapolis lawyer 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 mean the difference between profitability and insolvency for your company. Contact me online or call Darron C. Knutson at (612) 335-3700 to schedule a consultation.

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