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  • Commercial/Business Litigation
    Commercial/Business Litigation Contract Disputes Business Torts & Fraud Partner, Shareholder & Officer/Director Disputes​ White Collar Investigations, & Business Crimes Trade Secret, Non-compete, Non-solicitation, & Confidentiality Disputes Construction
  • Employment Litigation & Counseling
    Employment Litigation & Counseling Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation Claims Minimum Wage, Overtime, & Other Unpaid Wage Claims Trade Secret, Non-compete, Non-solicitation, & Confidentiality Disputes Employment Contracts & Severance Agreements Handbooks, Policies / Procedures, & Workplace Training
  • Insurance
    Insurance Premises Liability Property Damage Defense Directors & Officers Defense
  • Products Liability
    Products Liability Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Food & Beverage Litigation Consumer Goods & Services

In today’s economy of fierce global competition, high employee turnover, and exponential technological advances, companies are relying in greater numbers on contracts with their employees and contractors to protect company assets. These contracts may include prohibitions against working for competitors, prohibitions against taking clients, customers, and vendors, prohibitions against directing clients, customers, or vendors to stop giving their business to a company, prohibitions against hiring employees or encouraging them to stop working for a company, and prohibitions against using or taking information and documents received only as a result of working for a company.

Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP has experience enforcing and defending these types of contracts. We have advised employees, managers, executives, owners, and employers in the drafting and negotiation of these contracts, including trying to address any potential issues with social media. We have been called on to assist clients in addressing these provisions when part of the purchase or sale of a business. We also have handled disputes over these contracts, from pre-suit resolution, through temporary and preliminary injunctions, or through trial.

Our trade secret, non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality dispute experiences include the following:

  • Breach of contract

  • Confidentiality agreements

  • Contract drafting and negotiation

  • Corporate raiding

  • Declaratory judgments

  • Employee poaching and cherry-picking

  • No hire agreements

  • Non-compete agreements

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Non-interference

  • Non-solicitation agreements

  • Permanent injunctions

  • Preliminary injunctions

  • Restrictive covenants

  • Return of company property

  • Temporary injunctions

  • Theft of trade secrets

  • Tortious interference

  • Work agreements

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