New York Non-Compete Lawyers
The reality is, many non-compete agreements are both unreasonable and unenforceable. New York courts disfavor non-compete agreements as restraints against trade. However, when enforced, these agreements can lock you out of your industry for a year or more. That is why it is so important to have competent representation that understands how to attack these agreements and prevent them from being enforced. At The Ottinger Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients take back ownership of their careers.
Our New York Non-Compete attorneys have been representing our clients in non-compete negotiations since 1999. Our attorneys have experience you can trust to help you:
- Evaluate the enforceability of your non-compete
- Negotiate a non-compete clause with your employee
- Defend you against accusations of agreement violation
- Negotiate non-compete issue resolution
What is a Non-Compete Agreement?
A non-compete agreement is a contract that restricts the right of an executive or employee to engage in a competitive business relationship with their employer. Non-compete agreements are often used by employers to prevent executives and employees from leaving and working for a competitor.
An example: A company that sells copy machines in New York City might require its sales force to sign non-compete agreements that would prevent them from working for another copy machine retailer in New York City for a period of time. Before signing these agreements, it would be wise to speak with one of our NYC Non-Compete Attorneys.
Non-Compete Review & Consultation
Schedule a review and consultation of your non-compete agreement with one of our New York attorneys.
Review: First, an attorney will review your current agreement and determine what resolutions may be possible.
Consult: Next, an attorney will meet with you, either in person or over the phone, and explain to you what options you may have to resolve your agreement. You may have more options than you think. Often times, these agreements are not prepared correctly by the employers. Understanding the common mistakes and identifying missing information make it possible to attack these agreements.
The Ottinger Firm can also help you when challenging these agreements in court. When court representation is necessary, you can trust the experience of our attorneys and their dedication to getting you the best possible deal. We understand how much your future career could be damaged by an unfair agreement, so we want to do whatever we can to protect you.
Give us a call or fill out the form below to schedule a phone call for us to answer any preliminary questions you may have.