Restrictive Covenants, Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Agreements

Grayslake Non-Compete Agreements Attorneys

Lake County Lawyers for Restrictive Covenants, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Competition Agreements

lake county non-compete agreement attorneyWith today's highly transient workforce, it is difficult for businesses to protect confidential information. To address this issue, organizations are increasingly inserting restrictive covenants (such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements) into contracts with employees and subcontractors. Such clauses are designed to prevent employees, subcontractors, and other individuals with access to sensitive information from engaging in behavior that might be damaging to the organization. Enforcing a restrictive covenant against a former associate can be challenging, however, and it is important to work with skilled commercial litigation attorneys that have particular experience in this area of the law.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have several decades of commercial and securities litigation experience in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of restrictive covenants, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements, the common issues addressed with these clauses, and what it takes to ensure your interests are fully protected. Over the years, we have handled countless contract dispute cases involving these issues, and we put our extensive experience to work to develop innovative and practical solutions that put our clients in the best possible position for a favorable outcome.

Is Your Restrictive Covenant Enforceable?

Restrictive covenants (e.g., non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements) are put in place by organizations to protect business interests such as client lists, trade secrets, and other sensitive information from damaging exposure. However, many of these clauses are vaguely worded, overly broad, or overly restrictive.

In such cases, these contracts may not be deemed unenforceable by an Illinois court (if they are ever challenged). For this reason, it is essential to have an experienced attorney involved in the drafting and review of your restrictive covenant to ensure it will be upheld in the event of contract litigation.

Contact Skilled Commercial Litigation Lawyers

At Owens and Laughlin, we assist clients with all aspects of restrictive covenants, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements. We draft and review employer-employee agreements to ensure they are iron clad. We also negotiate the terms and conditions of such agreements to ensure your interests are protected. When an agreement needs to be enforced or defended against, we are ready to skillfully resolve your dispute through litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or whatever means are most appropriate. For a personalized consultation with one of our experienced commercial litigation lawyers, contact our law firm today at 847-854-8700 for our office in Lake in the Hills or 847-752-8537 for our office in Grayslake.

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