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Richmond Civil Litigation Lawyers

Legal disputes cannot always be prevented, and once they come about, they won’t just go away on their own. Some percentage of disputes can be resolved informally through expert negotiation, while others may need to be litigated in the courts in order to reach a resolution. The seasoned Virginia trial lawyers at Bender Law Group are prepared to take on your civil dispute and provide able, effective representation to resolve the matter at the earliest stage and in your best interests. Call on our attorneys for help with contract disputes, construction law matters, and pre-litigation dispute resolution in Richmond and Virginia statewide.

Breach of Contract

A contract typically involves a promise to perform some service by one party, met with a promise to pay for that performance by the other party. Between those two promises lie a vast landscape of laws, rules and court decisions about how the terms of a contract should be interpreted and enforced. Not all contracts need to be in writing to be enforceable, although proving the existence and terms of an oral contract pose unique problems. Not all contracts need to be expressly intended either; sometimes the law implies the existence of a contract due to the circumstances and imposes it on the parties. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in Virginia contract matters, helping ensure that your rights are respected and vindicated and that you get the benefit of the bargain you contracted for.

Construction Litigation

Bender Law Group represents contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in construction litigation. Timelines for construction projects are tight, and it’s important that work gets done on time and according to specifications. Contractors and subs want to get paid on time, including progress payments and payment upon completion according to the contract. Property owners for their part want to make sure the work gets done properly. Bender Law Group represents parties in construction defect litigation, change orders, enforcement of payment bonds and performance bonds, and any other disputes which may arise.

Contractors and Sub-Contractors have a right to place a mechanics lien on the property until they get paid for labor or materials provided, but ultimately they must go to court to enforce that lien and again to foreclose if necessary. Attorney David Reinhardt has prior experience in the construction industry and knows first-hand the issues which may arise and how best to resolve them. Count on Bender Law Group for knowledgeable, insightful representation regarding prompt payment and related matters, including pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid contracts, and private construction projects.

Pre-Litigation Dispute Resolution

Although we come prepared to try every case, our lawyers understand that not every case needs to be litigated and not every case is worth taking all the way to trial. Through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other alternatives to litigation, we’ll work to resolve your dispute at the earliest possible stage that is in your best interests, based on your risk tolerance, the strengths and weaknesses of your case, your short-term objectives and long-term goals, and other factors which play a part in making sound decisions about how to approach your dispute. We’re with you every step of the way with the advice and representation you need for a satisfactory outcome.

Richmond Civil Litigation Attorneys Working for You

For help with a contract dispute, construction issue or other civil legal matter, contact Bender Law Group in Richmond at 804-648-8000 to speak with a skilled and knowledgeable Virginia civil trial lawyer.

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