Restrictive Covenant Litigation


Tomlinson & Shapiro, P.C. is a Chicago law firm with attorneys experienced in drafting, enforcing, and defending against the enforcement of restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition and non-solicitation agreements) and the myriad of legal issues that can arise from them.  From successfully writing non-compete clauses and agreements to enforcing them, when a previous employee ventures too close to being a competitor, or if an employer attempts to go too far in restricting a professional’s right to work in his or her chosen field or occupation, our attorneys are experienced in helping businesses and professionals protect their rights.

What are Non-Compete Agreements & How can our Restrictive Covenants Attorneys in Chicago Help You with them?


Restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality agreements) attempt to protect an employer’s legitimate business interests by attempting to set parameters on an employee’s ability to compete in the business world against his or her previous employer. From soliciting clients of the former employer to hiring former co-workers and encroaching on business trade secrets, restrictive covenants address a variety of activities.  What many businesses fail to realize is that a restrictive covenant that is poorly drafted, such as being too broad or restrictive, can render it unenforceable. That is why engaging a law firm experienced in drafting, enforcing, and defending against restrictive covenants is essential.

Are your non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants enforceable? The ever-changing law relating to restrictive covenants can be tricky to adhere to, making it difficult to effectively create, enforce, and defend against these covenants.  At Tomlinson & Shapiro, P.C., we are here to help you successfully navigate the law relating to restrictive covenants, whether you own a small business or large company. We invite you to call our Chicago law firm at 312.715.8770 to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation.

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