Litigation Regarding Noncompete Agreements
Noncompete agreements have become fixtures in many contracts, including employment contracts, partnership agreements, stock option agreements and more. We are frequently retained by businesses, as well as executives and employees, to handle legal disputes regarding noncompetition agreements. The Austin-based attorneys at Dunham LLP understand how important it is that these agreements be enforced in accordance with the law so that the legitimate interests of both the employer and the employee are protected.
The Basics Of Enforcement
The law sets forth specific tests for the enforceability of noncompete agreements. Generally, in order to be enforceable, a noncompete agreement must be reasonable in terms of scope, geography and time. In other words, the noncompete provision may not be overbroad in the type of restrictions on future employment or business activity, must not be unreasonable in the amount of time that a party is prevented from competing and must set forth reasonable geographical restrictions on competition.
We have litigated noncompete agreement claims and defenses through injunction hearings, as well as through jury trials. We have done so on behalf of businesses or partnerships seeking to enforce the noncompetition agreement, as well as on behalf of employees and executives who seek relief from overbroad noncompete agreements.
Contact Us Regarding Your Noncompete Dispute
We combine our experience in noncompete disputes with flexibility regarding fee arrangements, different from the high hourly rates of large firms. Put our experience on your side when you need a lawyer to handle litigation regarding noncompete agreements. For a consultation, contact our office online or by calling 512-764-3986.