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Disputes Over Breaches of Maritime Contracts PageLines- DSC_5714.jpg

“While we have no control over those who may cause us harm in many situations, you can always choose the party with whom you contract. If you choose to do business with crooks,  or litigation freaks, legal problems will follow. But you can choose to do business with reputable persons or firms with a track record of honoring their agreements and avoiding litigation. In summary, to avoid contract disputes do business only with good people. This will avoid legal problems more effectively than any contractual language ever drafted by a lawyer.” —John Hughes Cooper, The Admiralty Docket

If a bad business deal or ambiguous agreement has led to a contract dispute, our lawyers at the law office of John Hughes Cooper, P.C., can fiercely protect your interests in resolving the dispute. With almost four decades of combined legal experience, we have the skill, knowledge and tenacity to effectively represent your interests — in negotiation, mediation, arbitration or trial.

South Carolina Maritime Contract Dispute Attorneys

Located in Mount Pleasant, our law firm covers the waterfront in admiralty and maritime law. We offer responsive, knowledgeable guidance to resolve  maritime contract disputes. Our knowledge of maritime and admiralty laws equips us to effectively analyze a situation, identify and analyze laws governing the issue and work relentlessly to prepare a strong case for our client.

We are adept at resolving conflicts involving:

  • Incomplete or improper repair work
  • Nonpayment
  • Unworkmanlike performance
  • Supply of defective goods
  • Defective construction
  • Breach of charter parties
  • Breach of warranty
  • Other contract disputes

Serving Your Interests in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Often, contracts contain clauses requiring a specific method of resolution. For example, maritime contracts frequently contain arbitration clauses. Likewise, most contract disputes brought before federal court require mediation prior to moving forward with the case. While our attorneys provide strong advocacy in maritime litigation and any other civil litigation, we are also adept at representing the interests of clients through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration. For many clients, ADR can provide a more cost-effective and efficient resolution that is still in alignment with their goals. In addition to representing clients in resolving contract disputes through ADR, one of our attorneys is also a trained mediator who can skillfully mediate resolution of contract disputes in South Carolina.

Discuss your case with an experienced and reputable maritime contract attorney at our Charleston law firm of John Hughes Cooper, P.C. Call 843-883-9099 or send us an e-mail to arrange a free and confidential initial consultation with no obligation.