Supply & Vendor Dispute Lawyer in Houston
Experienced Counsel for Supply Chain Dispute Resolution
Businesses survive and thrive in large part due to the contractual relationships they create with strategic vendors, and the efficient management of their supply chains. In the world of supply and demand, a well-oiled operation reaps many benefits.
Unfortunately, the opposite is just as true.
From major fulfillment failures to inconsistencies in payment, a single setback can cause great disruption that threatens a company’s ability to perform contractual obligations with other parties, and its bottom line. The process of resolving a dispute, too, can expend significant cost and effort.
At Hendershot Cowart, P.C., our award-winning trial lawyers serve buyers, suppliers, and vendors across Texas and beyond. Whether representing clients facing costly disputes, or helping companies proactively create enforceable protections, we pursue strategic resolutions that prioritize minimal loss and interruption.
Why Choose Hendershot Cowart, P.C.?
- Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers with Over 100 Years’ Collective Experience
- Customized Legal Solutions for Litigation or Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Comprehensive Counsel For Proactive and Responsive Needs
- Experience in Specialized Areas of Law, Including Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Construction & More
Discuss your supply or vendor dispute and available options personally with an attorney. Call or contact us online to request a consultation.
Vendor Disputes in Texas
Because a well-optimized supply chain is crucial to keeping costs low, boosting profitability, and bolstering customer service, a broken link can affect the entire chain, and result in costly repercussions for all involved.
At Hendershot Cowart, P.C., we help clients explore available options for resolving a range of complex disputes, including those involving:
- Late delivery, partial delivery, or failure to deliver
- Delivery of non-conforming goods
- Changes in quality of materials or services provided
- Changes in prices of goods or services / overcharging
- Failures to pay for products or services already provided
- Inconsistent performance
- Disputes over chargebacks and deductions
- Failure to apply credits or promotional discounts
- Breach of asset purchase agreement
- Construction arbitration
- Trade secret misappropriation
Businesses create many different types of relationships involving the supply of goods and services – from providing raw materials or outsourcing production to hiring a third-party to handle marketing or maintain a premises. In any vendor relationship, consistent performance is vital to both parties.
Unfortunately, problems can and do arise. When those problems involve the failure of a buyer or supplier to uphold terms of an agreement, the other party may suffer losses and reputational damage.
In such a situation, your ability to seek redress depends greatly on the prevailing contract, available options for out-of-court resolution, and the experience of your legal representation.
Vendor Agreements & Contract Disputes
Most vendor disputes are governed by specific language in a contract or supply agreement. These contracts generally cover the terms and conditions for the relationship between buyers and suppliers, which may include:
Each party’s obligations and rights;
- Conduct which constitutes a contractual breach;
- Legal remedies upon a breach of contract;
- Mediation or arbitration agreements;
- Assignment rights; and
- Agreement termination.
Buyer-supplier disputes can arise from either side. A buyer, for example, will often take legal action over a breach of contract when they’ve suffered financial or reputational harm due to a vendor’s nonperformance. A supplier, conversely, may pursue claims when there are disputes over payment, delivered products or services, or performance. Other breach of contract examples may include non-material or anticipatory breaches.
Winning a breach of contract case or other business tort depends greatly on the prevailing contract, if one exists, and the facts and circumstances surrounding claims. So too will the availability of damages and remedies, such as injunction, rescission, specific performance, and other equitable remedies
At Hendershot Cowart, P.C., our lawyers are well-versed in resolving disputes through out-of-court negotiations, mediation and arbitration, and litigation, and can assess your available options after reviewing your case and contract.
Supply Chain Disputes & COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased exposure to supply chain disputes in many industries. With widespread cancellations and fulfillment issues, both buyers and suppliers are bringing claims for breach of contract and liquidated damages. Though parties may raise force majeure defenses, the prevailing contract and existing case law will determine whether delays and nonperformance are excusable.
Hendershot Cowart, P.C. continues to closely followed trends in litigation arising from the coronavirus, and actively represents clients across the country in complex contractual disputes. We are available to speak with buyers and suppliers about their legal rights and options involving pandemic-related nonperformance.
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Disputes between vendors and buyers can disrupt business and result in considerable and ongoing losses. When problems arise, the voluminous body of contract law and documentation required to prove a breach of contract can complicate the pursuit of fast and efficient resolutions, as can the absence of a written agreement.
At Hendershot Cowart, P.C., our attorneys leverage experience and resources to guide buyers and suppliers through a range of complex and high-stakes disputes. Trusted by companies across many industries for our comprehensive support, our firm can also help review, negotiate, and properly structure vendor agreements and other contracts to minimize risk exposure, ensure enforceability, and provide for swift remedy when it’s needed most.
Discuss your buyer-vendor dispute personally with an attorney from our team. Call or contact us online to request a consultation.