Contract Disputes

Carmen and his team have handled contract litigation across a variety of industries and areas of legal practice. Disputes involving contracts occur across a vast array of business operations. Among them are:

  • Franchise and dealership agreements (link here to franchise pages)
  • Licensing agreements
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Investment contracts, including those for the sale or purchase of businesses, real estate, or other assets
  • Contractor agreements
  • Equipment development and installation agreements
  • Commercial leases, lending agreements, and insurance contracts
  • Partnership, shareholder and LLC agreements
  • Product development agreements to settle past claims or disputes
  • Service, software and supply agreements

Carmen’s experience in contract disputes includes:

  • Recovery for a manufacturing company alleging defective installation of a new, custom built assembly line in a pita bread manufacturing facility.
  • Recovery for a software developer claiming breach of contract by a marketing company it joint ventured with.
  • Defense of a manufacturer accused of failing to design, build and deliver a customized video vending machine.
  • State court bench trial for breach of contract against a plumbing contractor who performed defective work.
  • Convinced state court judge that as a matter of “Contract Law 101,” an alleged agreement to sell a valuable Monet painting did not rise to the level of an enforceable contract.
  • Terminations of sub-contractors on O’Hare Airport redevelopment project and on several major Chicago buildings: One Magnificent Mile, the Northwestern University Law School, and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. For the Exchange building, Carmen overcame subcontractor’s claim under a federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) statute that these terminations were part of an alleged pattern of racketeering activity by our client.