Matthew BollmanAttorneyExperienced Des Moines Attorney Matt grew up in Northeast Iowa. Upon graduating from the University of Denver College of Law in 2000, he moved to Seattle, Washington, and then to Phoenix, Arizona. Matt and his family moved back to Iowa in 2008 to return ...
Chad EichornAttorneyChad grew up in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his career as an attorney, Chad was a minister for 10 years in local churches and denominational administration. Chad lives in Des Moines with his wife, Sarah, and two boys, Walker and Max. Chad’s practice focuses on ...
Thad MurphyAttorneyA northeast Iowa native, Thad grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of West Union, Iowa. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law, he practiced for three years in Davenport, Iowa, and has practiced since 2003 in Dubuque, Iowa. He has ...
Alec ModrickAttorneyAlec was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. In law school, he had the opportunity to be an Associate Note Editor on the Transnational Law and Contemporary Issues journal. After graduating from law school, he practiced law in Charles City, Iowa for over ...
Joel HjelmaasAttorneyJoel was born in Mason City and raised in North Iowa. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law, Joel was a Judicial Clerk for Justice James Andreasen of the Iowa Supreme Court and then worked as an attorney with the Federal Trade ...
Des Moines Contract Dispute Attorneys
Aggressive Advocacy for Your Business
Every successful business is built on a foundation of contracts. These documents define the relationships of the business with its employees, clients, vendors, suppliers, lessors, and all other third parties. When a party fails to uphold the terms of an agreement, they threaten the business’s ability to reliably operate.
In some cases, litigation may be necessary to resolve contractual conflicts. Our Des Moines contract dispute lawyers at Pearson Bollman Law can help you resolve issues stemming from legal agreements, including exploring litigation options. We are familiar with all relevant state and federal laws and can leverage our knowledge to help achieve a positive outcome in your case.
Our team can assist you with contract disputes in the following areas:
- Material Breaches
- Fundamental Breaches
- Anticipatory Breaches
Material Breaches of Contract in Iowa
A well-written contract will strictly define the scope of the relationship between two parties, including obligations and expectations for the final result of the work involved. When one party fails to fully live up to their precise obligations as defined in the contract, a breach has occurred.
The wronged party has the ability to recover damages for breaches. Defining and appraising breaches can be extremely complex, however, with the offending party only being liable for damages in situations where their failure to deliver resulted in measurable financial loss. Many contracts will include provisions specifically outlining how breaches are to be handled.
The extent of a material breach is determined by:
- The extent of the impact to the injured party, including negative financial consequences
- The extent of the offending party’s failure to deliver
- The amount of damages that can be paid per the contract
- The extent to which the offending party acted in good faith
- The extent to which the offending party can potentially make good on the failure to deliver
In many cases, an injured party can only recover damages for a breach if they suffered clear, calculable financial loss due to the failure to deliver. If evidence supporting a negative financial impact cannot be supplied, it will be difficult to successfully argue for the recovery of monetary damages.
We can help you evaluate whether your business has suffered a breach and if you have a case for seeking monetary damages. Our team understands how Iowa courts adjudicate these matters and can advise on the most strategic course of action.
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With 5 offices located throughout the State of Iowa, you will always have access to our team when you have questions or concerns about your case.
We not only provide free initial consultations for our planning services, but most matters have fixed fees so you understand exactly what you get and how much it costs from the very beginning.
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