When employees will be exposed to sensitive or proprietary information, such as client lists or trade secrets, as part of their employment duties, employers often require noncompete agreements prior to employment. Noncompete agreements provide protection for corporations' financial interests and help preserve their competitive position in the marketplace.
At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., attorney John Hodges negotiate, draft and review noncompete agreements on behalf of our clients.
Located in Virginia's Northern Neck, Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., has been providing effective, trusted legal counsel to the state's businesses since 1931.
Negotiating Noncompete Agreements
At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., we help our corporate clients negotiate, draft and execute strong noncompete contracts that hold up in the court of law. By using clear, concise language and limiting the time and scope of the noncompete covenant, our lawyers prohibit the improper use of proprietary information by employees and safeguard our clients' financial interests.
In addition to drafting noncompete agreements, our attorneys also represent individuals and businesses during litigation regarding the validity of noncompete contracts.
At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., we run a tight ship. Our attorneys draft solid noncompete agreements that protect our clients' interests.
Support During Litigation
Noncompete agreements that are too broad in scope, not limited in duration or lack a solid business purpose are not enforceable. Individual employees are often induced into signing noncompete agreements that are too broad in scope. After leaving their employment, many find the agreements effectively take them out of the job market.
At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., our lawyers examine noncompete agreements with a fine-toothed comb to identify potential areas of weakness in the validity of the agreement. Based on our evaluation, we develop strong legal strategies and compelling arguments that invalidate noncompete agreements and allow our clients to pursue new employment opportunities.
Our attorneys also help employers uphold and enforce noncompete agreements in court. We evaluate our clients' businesses and identify the trade secrets, proprietary information or other vital business information covered by the agreements. We then work to build strong defense strategies that keep confidential information confidential.
For help negotiating, drafting, reviewing, challenging or enforcing noncompete agreements, contact Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., to speak with one of our Northern Neck noncompete agreement attorneys. Call our office at 804-435-5069 or 866-603-0774.