Our experience has shown that taking steps early to properly draft, revise, and negotiate a contract, before exchanging goods or services, is always cheaper than waiting until a conflict arises and trying to after-the-fact enforce your rights against another individual or business entity.
Non-Competition / Non-Disclosure / Non-Solicitation Contracts
In today’s global market, intangible assets, and products of the mind and human intellect serve as a primary driver in virtually every U.S. business. As a direct result of the value of intellectual property, confidential business information (formulas, practices, processes, or methods which may not generally be known) must remain secret and safeguarded, as they are often targets of unlawful appropriation and exploitation.
Companies need non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation contracts designed for maximum IP protection. Our clients come to recognize the competitive value of these restrictive contracts as opportunities to leverage their IP in the business marketplace and to also prevent unfair competition. Enforcing a violation of these contracts often requires extremely swift action to secure injunctive relief and prevent disclosure of the business’s valuable information.
Below are some the types of Restrictive Covenants we prepare, enforce and defend:
- Non-Competition Contracts
- Generally, a properly drafted non-compete contract prevents a person from entering a specific area of business, for a specified duration of time, within a specified location.
- Non-Disclosure Contracts (confidentiality)
- Generally, a non-disclosure contract seeks to prevent a person from disclosing certain information, often learned through his or her employment. Likewise,
- Non-Solicitation Contracts
- Generally, a non-solicitation contract prevents a specific person from stealing or “poaching” defined classes of people, or business entities, from the company that holds the right to enforce the contract.