Breach Of Noncompetition Agreements/Covenants Not To Compete

Helping Clients Understand Noncompetition Agreements And Covenants Not To Compete

Non-compete agreements are allowed by law with the goal of protecting companies. Employees’ rights must also be protected, including employees’ rights to earn a living. When an employee contests or breaks the terms of a noncompetition agreement. Restrictive covenants, noncompetition, nonsolicitation and trade secret provisions, must be narrowly drafted to be enforceable in New York. How can you increase the odds that you will prevail if an employee contests or breaks the terms of a non-competition agreement? If your employer or prospective employer asks you to give up rights, you need to know what that will mean if you quit or are fired.

At the Manhattan law firm of Epstein & Weil LLC, we have provided business law and litigation legal services to employers and employees for approximately 40 years. In addition to providing decades of effective legal counsel, firm partner and attorney Judith Weil:

  • Provides counseling to privately held corporations and partnerships, including legal counsel with the goal of avoiding litigation
  • Has litigated business law cases for more than 40 years

Litigation And Review Of Noncompete Agreements

We advise clients who need restrictive covenants and handle “covenant not to compete” disputes ranging from allegedly stolen client lists to the theft and use of trade secrets, proprietary technology and the “stealing” of employees.

We can help you or your firm with all legal matters relating to drafting and enforcement of noncompetition agreements, including:

  • Contracts to protect your company’s confidential and proprietary assets
  • Pre-employment contract review
  • Injunctions preventing executives from employment with competitors
  • Temporary restraining orders enforcing noncompete agreements
  • Trials to determine guilt and damages
  • Related matters such as breach of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)

For knowledgeable answers, counsel and representation in a breach of noncompetition disputes and other commercial and business dispute matters, either as an employer or as an employee, contact our firm.

We Counsel Employers And Employees

To discuss your issues with a noncompete agreement or restrictive covenant, reach out to the experienced lawyers of Epstein & Weil LLC. We respond swiftly to enforce your rights or defend your interests. Our office is located in lower Manhattan, close to the federal courts, and we have Spanish and Hebrew speakers on staff. Call 212-732-4888 to arrange a consultation or fill out our email contact form.