Contract Disputes
When disputes arise over the terms, rights, and obligations of contracts – the building blocks of business and commercial success – clients turn to the litigators at Stahl Cowen for sophisticated analysis of the issues, clear guidance on efficient strategies, and timely and cost-effective resolution of the disputes.

We've helped startups resolve ownership and founder litigation, communications companies respond to litigation over the provision of services, and employers litigate lawsuits when former employees breach non-compete agreements. We've worked with manufacturers to renegotiate distribution contracts and real estate developers and builders to address nonperformance issues.

Clients appreciate our practical approach to solving conflicts. They count on us to understand their business and objectives, the challenges and obstacles they face, their specific criteria for success, and most importantly, they look to us to propose solutions that match their needs and strategies.

In addition to our strong and diverse practice resolving litigation and other conflicts, we work closely with clients to proactively minimize the risk of contract disputes with customers, vendors, lenders, and others. We prepare and negotiate contracts that fit their specific needs, aligning short- and long-term business and financial objectives with the terms and conditions of each and every agreement they execute.

On behalf of our clients, we have drafted, negotiated, defended, and enforced virtually every type of contract and agreement used by business and individuals across the country, including in particular the following:

  • Distribution agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Real estate agreements
  • Sale and delivery contracts that generate Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) disputes
  • Secured transactions
  • Technology contracts
  • Transportation agreements
  • Vendor contracts