Commercial Litigation

A Respected Portland Commercial Litigation Attorney Goes to Court for Your Rights

Maine law firm litigates on behalf of your business
If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a client or contractor that you’ll need outside help to resolve. Steven E. Cope at the Cope Law Firm has been assisting businesses for more than 30 years in civil court trials in state and federal courts. I have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:
  • Antitrust, unfair practices and trade regulation violations
  • Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Construction law
  • Environmental law
  • Insurance
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Toxic tort
  • Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

Recovery from breach of contract
When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients as a result. I can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:

  • Compensatory damages – Reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
  • Consequential and incidental damages – Compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
  • Attorney fees and costs – Amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable
  • Liquidated damages – Amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
  • Specific performance – Court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
  • Punitive damages – Penalty for a party’s objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
  • Rescission – Cancellation of the contract, with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
  • Reformation – Change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed


Contact a dependable Portland law firm to get your business moving again

If your business has been damaged by someone else’s conduct, you must take action. Delaying the exercise of your rights could mean losing them. Recovering damages could make the difference between profitability and insolvency for your company. Contact the Cope Law Firm online or call me at 207-772-7491 to schedule an appointment today.