Dallas and Wall Street
Non-Compete Agreements Attorneys
Skilled Employment Lawyers in Texas and New York
Non-compete agreements are designed to protect companies, but these protections may come at the expense of employees.
At Kilgore + Kilgore, we represent executives and other management personnel who have legal issues related to non-compete agreements, as well as businesses seeking to enforce fair agreements.
Effectively Handling Complex Matters Related to Non-Compete Agreements
Non-compete, non solicitation and inventions agreements have become more commonplace for key employees. The law governing these agreements illustrates a complex balance between the rights of a business to protect its intellectual property rights and the free market for employment.
With these agreements, employers attempt to protect their proprietary rights to customer lists, business innovations and scientific research and inventions. This confidential information may be vital to the success of a business. At the same time though, these agreements often hamstring executives in their attempts to market their services to competitors and the free markets.
Kilgore lawyers represent businesses and executives in matters such as:
- Temporary Restraining Orders enforcing non-compete agreements;
- Permanent Injunctions preventing executives from employment with competitors; and
- Trials to determine damages for violations of these agreements and misuse of these agreements to restrict competition.
Responding to the Needs of Our Clients
Our attorneys work diligently to reach favorable resolutions for our clients in these matters, in a timely and cost-effective manner. This efficiency is recognized and appreciated by our clients.
As an example, we represented the CEO of a company accused of violating the non-compete and non solicitation provisions of a franchise agreement after he opened a new business. A jury and judge returned a judgment in favor of the CEO releasing him from a restraining order that was preventing him from opening his new business. The judge and jury also awarded monetary damages to the CEO. This is what that CEO had to say...
"Ted Anderson has an ability to connect with the jury on a personal level, and they like him. He is the shining star in the legal system. He did an outstanding job in a very short period of time. He pulled a rabbit out of the hat time and time again. He exceeded my expectation and I cannot thank him enough."
John B., Maryland
Plan Ahead to Protect Yourself
To protect yourself, you must plan ahead. If you want to avoid a court order that will prevent you from competing with a former employer, the best thing that you can do is avoid signing a non-compete agreement. In many industries this is impossible though, so you should make sure to talk to a lawyer before you sign anything.
Equally important though, when you leave your former employer, take NOTHING with you. No documents, computer files, contact list, rolodex...NOTHING! By bringing along any information about your former employer, you are exposing yourself to litigation and potential court orders restricting your future employment.
Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our employment attorneys.