Valuable employees and ideas are vital to business success.
They are also portable. Our lawyers have substantial experience negotiating, drafting, and litigating the full spectrum of matters involving restrictive covenants including non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality/non-disclosure covenants, as well as other trade secret and unfair competition-related disputes.
We represent and advise companies and individuals. We understand that for companies it is critical to protect your business. For individuals, we want to ensure that your rights are protected and that your ability to earn a living remains intact.
In some industries, new ventures and new hires involve high levels of risk. Our lawyers work to prepare clients who are looking to start a new venture or to hire employees that are subject to restrictive covenants. We proactively analyze and advise clients on risks, benefits and best practices.
We have extensive experience advising and drafting agreements containing non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and trade secrets provisions. Our lawyers also assist clients with the creation of Georgia-specific restrictive covenants.
Litigate: Enforce and Challenge
Restrictive covenant agreements can be very complex. We have significant experience both enforcing and challenging these types of agreements in court, often through injunctions and declaratory judgments. Our team regularly litigates, often on an emergency basis, trade secret and competition issues. The firm frequently has been successful in obtaining preliminary injunctions against former employees and competitors as well as defending such claims.