For employers across a broad range of industries, it would be difficult to overemphasize the importance of protecting against key employees leaving for the competition, taking client relationships with them and sharing inside information.

Restrictive Covenants

Development of restrictive covenants to prevent these and other adverse actions — and the skilled handling of litigation when violations of employment agreements are alleged — are key strengths of our firm's New York and New Jersey employment lawyers. At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP (CPS&S), we bring many decades of experience to matters such as:

  • Structuring and drafting custom-tailored, legally sound restrictive covenants specific to each client's business needs, including non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Reviewing existing restrictive covenants for the purpose of advising existing businesses on their enforceability — and counseling entrepreneurs, executives and others on their exposure and liability if they leave their current positions
  • Taking action to enforce the terms of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants when key employees leave our clients' employment and pursue their customers, share proprietary information or commit other violations
  • Negotiating settlements of employment disputes or protecting our clients' interests in mediation or arbitration directed at avoiding costly and time-consuming litigation

Versed in Matters of Employment Agreement Terms and Enforceability

Our New York City restrictive covenant attorneys understand the complexities involved in developing employment agreements strong enough to protect business interests yet enforceable under state and federal laws. We are adept at defending or attacking such agreements on grounds involving legitimacy of the business purpose, geographic scope and time restrictions.

Our lawyers' deep experience equips us well to analyze confidentiality agreements and "non-competes" in light of virtually any situation, including those where businesses in multiple states and foreign countries are involved and those involving complex technology. We are prepared to advise you as a business owner or entrepreneur; physician, attorney or other licensed professional; executive or sales professional.

Contact Skilled Manhattan Non-Disclosure Agreement Attorneys

To discuss your legal concerns involving a restrictive covenant or your overall business planning and policy needs, please contact us at CPS&S and request an exploratory consultation.