Clients often ask me whether employee restriction provisions, such as non-competes, are enforceable. On a basic level, these provisions place restrictions on employees after their termination or resignation so that they cannot immediately begin working for a competitor...

There is always going to be some risk. Few agreements are ironclad, but it is helpful to conduct an assessment and build an internal portfolio of model agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements, master service and sales agreements, master purchase agreements (or PO...

Regardless of what type of business you run, chances are you are entering into contracts all the time. Having a few model agreements for your company can save you a lot of time and resources in the long run. For instance, having a solid non-disclosure agreement that yo...

I've written before about "smart contracts" -- self-executing contracts that leverage the Blockchain and allegedly provide a more secure, cost-effective way to enter into contracts. Although the value of cryptocurrencies have decreased substantially as of late, startup...

Clients assume when they engage an attorney that the contracts they’re being presented have been carefully read by legal counsel. Sadly, that’s not always the case. There are a lot of reasons for this. Some attorneys (or their legal assistants) include boiler plate lan...

The premise of a non-compete in the sale/purchase of a business is simple: to protect the business's existing customer base and the accumulated goodwill of a business. No buyer wants to invest in a business where the seller poaches clients and employees or enters back...

Before you sign a lease on a commercial property for your business and commit your finances to every landlord-friendly clause contained therein, it is wise to have an attorney review the lease.

Because many commercial leases cover a 3-5 year term, you could find yoursel...

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