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Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco

California attorney 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. Since 1996, the Law Offices of Kimberly A. Fanady has been assisting businesses through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal court. Ms. Fanady has the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Real estate
  • Debt collection
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

Recovery for breach of contract or other business disputes

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. Ms. Fanady 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
•    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

See Areas of Focus pages for a description of Ms. Fanady’s trial and arbitiration experience.

Defense of business disputes
When a disgruntled client or customer makes a claim against your business, you need a clear-eyed and practical assessment of your alternatives.  If a vigorous defense in court is your best alternative, Ms. Fanady can take action to avoid or minimize potential liability and advocate your position.  If settlement is advisable, Ms. Fanady can negotiate the best obtainable result.

See Areas of Focus pages for a description of Ms. Fanady’s trial and arbitiration experience.

Affordable alternatives to a civil suit

The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately, various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, are often less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, and can deliver the same remedies. Ms. Fanady has successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and has settled numerous lawsuits prior to trial, saving legal expenses and getting their businesses back on track.

Contact a dependable San Francisco 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 the Law Offices of Kimberly A. Fanady online or call 415-986-8467 to schedule an appointment.