Non-Competition and Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Atlanta Non Competition Agreement Attorneys

Employers and employees alike approach Atlanta business litigation law firm Kaufman & Forman, P.C. seeking astute counsel and effective representation regarding non competition and restrictive covenant agreements.

Clients who contact us are not only Georgia employers and employees, but are located nationwide. Our Atlanta non competition agreement attorneys welcome the opportunity to review a matter and make recommendations.

Recent Change in Georgia Law: Restrictive Covenants

The law has recently changed in Georgia with respect to restrictive covenants in employment contracts. In November 2010, a new statute went into effect. The new statute is generally pro-employer and gives employers more leeway in constructing broader non compete agreements. Those non compete agreements which were signed prior to November 2010 are likely subject to being interpreted under the old law and our firm is familiar with and experienced in the application of the prior law. However, any agreements signed post-November 2010 will be subject to analysis under the new law. We can review your agreement to determine your rights.

Laws Regarding Covenants Not to Compete Differ From State to State

Laws differ from state to state with regard to what is and what is not enforceable in non competition and restrictive covenant agreements. Our law firm, based in Georgia, has a national law practice in the area of non competition and restrictive covenant agreements. In particular, out-of-state employers appreciate the protection and insight that we have to offer when they are dealing with employees or prospective covenants in Georgia.

Non competition and non solicitation agreements, in general, may prove difficult to enforce in Georgia. It is imperative that employers with Georgia-based employees or those seeking to hire employees from Georgia tap into the well of our law firm's knowledge and experience in this area.

Affirmative Steps Prevent Trouble Down the Road

KF drafts non competition and other restrictive covenant agreements, reviews existing non competition and restrictive covenant agreements and handles negotiations and litigation in connection with challenges or enforcement of these agreements.

In some cases, we assist clients in taking affirmative action by obtaining declaratory judgments from Georgia courts to determine the enforceability of a particular agreement. This strategy has proven valuable for companies and corporations located in Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and other states.

Drafting, Reviewing, Blue Penciling Non Solicitation and Non Competition Agreements

KF is uniquely qualified to draft noncompetition and restrictive covenant agreements because our legal experience in this area acts as a perfect complement to our contract drafting skills.

Contact Us for Georgia Employment Contract Attorneys

To schedule a talk regarding an existing or proposed employment contract regarding enforceability of a non compete agreement, contact Kaufman & Forman.