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Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Restrictive covenants (e.g., noncompetition, nonsolicitation and 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 noncompete 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 office at 312-715-8770 to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation.