Protecting Proprietary Information

Restrictive covenants protect that which gives employers a competitive advantage. Client data and trade secrets are valuable assets that keep a business operational and successful. Restrictions placed on an employee after termination or resignation are meant to protect those assets, provided that those restrictions are reasonable and otherwise enforceable. Violations can lead to injunctions, interrupting or ending a promising career.

At The Law Offices of Neal Brickman, P.C., our attorneys have thorough knowledge of restrictive covenants. The enforceability of a restrictive covenant is a hotly litigated issue, particularly in the financial services industry. We have experience analyzing and litigating the enforceability of restrictive covenants from both the employee and employer perspective.

Violating Restrictive Covenants

Employees must be aware of the possible ramifications of violating restrictive covenants such as noncompete agreements and nonsolicitation agreements. The consequences can be severe, and can have an impact on employment.

The enforceability of a restrictive covenant is a hotly litigated issue, particularly in the financial services industry. We have experience litigating the scope and enforceability of restrictive covenants, including:

  • Noncompete agreements
  • Nonsolicitation agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements

At the same time, agreements need to be fair to employees. We know the constantly evolving laws governing employment, and work with our clients to find cost-effective and efficient solutions.

Protecting Small Businesses

Small businesses can be particularly vulnerable. Where larger companies often have in-house counsel, small business owners can be stuck navigating complex laws on their own. Our lawyers know what is important to small business owners, and how to protect their best interests.

Contact Our Firm Today

Whether you're a financial professional, small business owner or employee at a large corporation, we diligently represent the rights of our New York City clients. Call us today at 646-835-0890 or email the firm.