Noncompetes

Business relationships are always subject to change. That is why, in a competitive marketplace, you've got to be aware of how to use noncompete agreements effectively to protect your interests.

At Kuhn Law Firm, P.A., we can not only help you put a noncompete in place that makes sense for your situation. If a dispute about the agreement arises, we have the proven litigation skills to assert your position forcefully.

Give us a call today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney about your particular challenges. Based in Fort Myers, we serve clients throughout southwestern Florida.

What Does Florida Law Say About Noncompetes?

Florida law recognizes the role of agreements that contain certain limitations on competition. And Florida has specific statues that address this concern.

Generally, such agreements — sometimes called covenants not to compete — are enforceable, but only to a certain extent. To be enforceable, the restrictions must be reasonable in time and area, and involve legitimate business interests.

Our firm has the knowledge of business law and commercial litigation skills to advise you on how to deploy noncompetes to your advantage.

What Type Of Noncompete Is At Issue In Your Case?

Noncompete agreements can include:

  • Partnership or shareholder agreements — Partners in a business may agree that some or all of the partners will not engage in a similar venture within a certain place and time after the business dissolves or changes hands. We won't back down from asserting the rights you have under such an agreement.
  • Employment contracts — Noncompete restrictions can potentially apply to agents and contractors as well as employees. Our lawyers can help you put reasonable restrictions in place and aggressively enforce any violations.
  • License agreements — Business information such as licensing agreements, customer lists or other proprietary information must be defended zealously. We can make sure your interests are protected.

Taking Strong Action To Assert Your Rights

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