attorney at law
JEFFREY S. STROM
NON-COMPETE & NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENTS
Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements have become commonplace in today’s work environments. These agreements impact critical rights for both the employer and employee; namely, the employer’s ability to protect its trade secrets and investment in employees and the employee’s right to work for other employers. As a result, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements are frequently the subject of litigation.
The law surrounding non-competition and non-solicitation agreements is particularly nuanced and fact-intensive. The law also changes frequently as courts’ attitudes towards non-competition and non-solicitation agreements vary and change with the times. Representation by an experienced practitioner is therefore critical when dealing with issues surrounding non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
Jeffrey has a track record of successfully resolving cases involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. If you are an employee subject to such an agreement, Jeffrey can advise you regarding your rights and the potential limitations of the agreement. Jeffrey can also help negotiate with your employer to obtain a fair and reasonable solution that works for all parties. If litigation becomes necessary, Jeffrey will zealously represent you to achieve the maximum possible relief from onerous non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Contact Jeffrey today for a free consultation.
For employers desiring to bind their employees to non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements, effective and experienced representation in this area is critical. Massachusetts courts generally disfavor these types of agreements and analyze them with a particularly critical eye. It is therefore imperative that employers appropriately tailor these agreements to ensure they will be enforceable and/or receive practical advice as to aspects of the agreements that may not be enforceable. Jeffrey can help ensure your non-competition and non-solicitation agreements are appropriately-tailored and maximize your likelihood of enforcing them down the road, if necessary. As a pragmatist and in recognition of the challenges faced with enforcing these agreements, Jeffrey also helps counsel employers on when non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements are worth the investment of time and money.
Please contact Jeffrey to discuss how he can help your business protect its intellectual property through appropriate use and enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.