Changing economic conditions have caused a significant increase in the use of restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation and confidential-information agreements. Predictably, this increase has also made restrictive covenant litigation a far more common occurrence. Businesses are increasingly looking to the courts to address the issues that arise when a relationship with valuable employees, clients or proprietary information is threatened.
Employers and highly compensated executives need attorneys who understand the complexities involved in restrictive covenant disputes and the challenges and sensitivities in play when trade secrets or business reputations are at risk. To determine the appropriate legal strategy, it is critical to understand and carefully weigh the many interrelated factors.
Bloom Sugarman represents businesses seeking to hire employees who are subject to overbroad or oppressive restrictive covenants, as well as employees facing claims that they are unfairly competing with their former employers or have violated their non-compete agreements. Additionally, we help in the review, draft and negotiation of non-compete, non-solicitation and other restrictive covenants.
For more information contact F. Skip Sugarman.