Whether it’s a formal written agreement, a handshake deal, or a simple failure of payment for goods or services, contract disputes arise in a variety of contexts and circumstances and can often result in lengthy, protracted litigation if not handled correctly from the outset. While proper drafting of a contract is often the best prevention to avoid a contract dispute, poor legal drafting or preparation often leads to enforcement issues, interpretation variations, and other ambiguities that may result in litigation over a contract. Whether your dispute involves a complex formal written agreement, a quasi-contract implied in law, or simply an equitable entitlement to compensation, each scenario brings with it a set of legal requirements and defenses unique to the facts of each case and the position of the parties. As skilled and experienced contract dispute attorneys, the attorneys at Oppenheim Law understands that while resolution of contract disputes through alternative dispute resolution is often the best outcome for all parties, in certain circumstances it is not always possible or feasible for a contract dispute to be resolved without a “winner takes all” trial. That’s why we prepare each case from day one as if it is going to go to trial, allowing you the leverage to obtain a favorable settlement if possible.