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Non-Compete Enforcement/Defense

For a company or an owner of a business who has a significant interest in keeping a former employee from becoming a competitor, or to keep that employee from “poaching” clients, or who wants to protect certain trade secrets confidential, having an experienced legal partner on your side can be your best weapon.

At The Crone Law Firm, we have assisted clients from coast to coast in both the enforcement of and the defense against non-compete agreements. So we are quite familiar with the mindsets of both parties in these types of disputes.

The key to success is often the quality of investigation and discovery we are able to perform prior to the hearing on the injunction. Thus involving us as soon as possible after learning about improper competition or solicitation of employees or customers is critical.

Getting the offending conduct halted and preserving the asset being protected (client list, relationship, manufacturing process, technical process, formulas, etc.) is what matters most. While we are sometimes able to secure monetary damages for our client, often those in breach of their agreements are unable to pay damages. That is why The Crone Law Firm carefully explores the financial aspects of the case on the front end to determine whether the effort of pursuing damages is justified by the potential for reward. In most cases the cost of pursuing legal action is justified by ending the offending conduct and securing an injunction to protect the assets (client list, relationship, manufacturing process, technical process, formulas, etc.) in question.

If you are involved in a dispute over a non-compete agreement and wish to discuss your options, contact Alan Crone at 901-737-7740.

You Need to Know

There are many factors to consider before engaging in a non-compete enforcement case. Ask yourself, how much can the target of your actions hurt you? Do you need to protect against future like situations by setting a precedent? How much is the asset in question worth? Will the target fight?

Knowing the answers to these and other questions will help you and your attorney develop reasonable goals for your case.

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