ARIZONA LAWYERS FOR DRAFTING & ENFORCING NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS
The reason to have Denton Peterson PC draft your non-compete agreement is simple. Too often, litigation arises from non-compete agreements because the non-compete was poorly drafted and is potentially unenforceable. This happens when companies use standard non-compete forms they have found online or when they ask a lawyer friend that doesn’t have experience with non-compete law to help them in order to save time and money. By buying an online form or using an untrained non-compete lawyer, you end up purchasing the “product” but you do not get the situation specific “advice” that a Denton Peterson PC non-compete attorney would provide to you. Court decisions regarding non-compete disputes have shown time and again the importance of drafting a non-compete agreement that is specific to each situation. If you fail to follow this advice, it is only a matter of time until that ends poorly.
To be enforceable, a non-compete agreement needs three things:
Too often, companies attempt to make the non-compete cover too big of a geographic area, make it last too long and make it cover job descriptions outside that of the employee. For example, if Bill is a manager for ABC Company that is in the business of selling high-end shoes online, then what would an appropriate non-compete agreement look like for Bill.
Let’s walk through the steps:
If any one of the three non-compete restrictions are too broad, then the non-compete agreement can be uncertain or even unenforceable. This can lead to costly litigation.
As to enforcing a non-compete agreements, employees sometimes engage in activities that violate their non-compete agreement either knowingly or unknowingly. If you have a clear enforceable non-compete agreement, then you will feel confident in spending the money and time to enforce it. Even if you are unsure about your non-compete agreements, sometimes a company must take steps to protect its legitimate business interests. The steps to enforcing a non-compete agreement are simple:
With a properly drafted non-compete agreement, like the ones drafted at Denton Peterson PC, you will also be able to recover your attorneys’ fees when you prevail in the case.
At Denton Peterson PC we have extensive experience handling both the drafting and the enforcement of non-compete agreements. Let us help you protect your business with enforceable non-compete agreements from drafting them to litigating them.