The business and professional practices world can be competitive, and it is always important to protect confidential information and competitive advantages in order to stay ahead of the game. To better ensure that this happens, many companies choose to use non-compete agreements or restrictive covenants.
What is a non-compete agreement?
This can vary depending on the business, profession, industry, and the state, but generally, a non-compete agreement seeks to protect the company from losing confidential information, competitive advantages, trade secrets, customers, and employees. With the time, effort, and resources that are put into growing a company, many owners have decided to take action against the loss they face when an employee, partner, or other person with whom it has a business relationship leaves and takes their experience, knowledge, and training to a competitor. While these contracts can be valuable to protect the business or professional practice, they may also be unenforceable under New York law or public policy. At the Glennon Law Firm, we represent businesses, professional practices, and professionals with negotiating and litigating non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants in executive and professional employment agreements. Typically, a negotiated resolution is best and most cost-efficient, but on occasion litigation, including motion practice for temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunctions, and trials, are needed to protect your interests. Peter Glennon has that experience and can assist you. A non-compete agreement may be found enforceable if it includes the following components:
- Not pose a public harm
- Not be overly burdensome
- Be reasonable in terms of location and time
- Address legitimate concerns for the business
Depending on the industry or profession, there are numerous issues to consider that could affect the enforceability or limit the enforceability of a restrictive covenant. We ensure that your rights and interests are protected to the fullest extent of the law.
Contact Our Firm TodayThe Glennon Law Firm helps clients avoid problems, resolve disputes and protect assets. Let’s talk about how our firm’s experience and understanding of the law can work for you.
LITIGATION AND DISPUTES
The Glennon Law Firm draws on our experience representing big business to help clients of all sizes protect their legal and business interests. Our business focus ensures the strategy we develop fits the best interest of our clients while our Big Law background lets our opponents know that we will not back down from a fight if a courtroom battle becomes necessary. We have a diverse background litigating all types of business claims across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, academia and others. This allows us to combine deep substantive experience with creative legal strategies to get the best result possible for our clients.
STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES
Running a successful business is fraught with challenges. Big issues take time and attention, keeping owners and executives from building the right systems and processes to protect against risk over the long term. All too often, little problems fester into larger disputes that can have costly consequences. At the Glennon Law Firm, our team combines business acumen with legal insight to streamline the management of business, investment and professional endeavors. We apply our litigation experience to help business owners pre-empt legal problems and avoid potential pitfalls and threats to your business.
Business leaders and individuals also face legal challenges outside of the workplace that require the advice and representation of legal counsel. When clients come to us with such matters, we consider it an honor that they have put their trust in us and make an extra effort to handle these issues with particular care and discretion.
- Matrimonial and Divorce Matters
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- High Net-Worth Divorce
- Equitable Distribution
- Business and Professional Degree Valuation Disputes
- Will Contests
- Trust and Estate Litigation
- Fiduciary Duty Breaches
- Private Family Company Disputes
Rochester Business Litigation Attorney
160 Linden Oaks Drive, Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: (585) 210-2150
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