Should Your Business Utilize Non-Compete Agreements?

/cdklawyers.com// 07/14/2012 Dallas, Texas non-compete attorney Keith Clouse both drafts non-compete agreements and litigates disputes over non-compete agreements for his corporate clients. He notes that some businesses fail to protect their assets with non-compete agreements. He offers the following reasons why a company should consider entering into non-compete agreements with key employees.   Entering into […]

Dallas, Texas Non-Compete Lawyer Discusses Reformation of Non-Compete Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 07/08/2012 Dallas, Texas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse both drafts non-compete agreements and litigates disputes over alleged breaches of non-compete agreements. He notes that, in Texas, these agreements must meet certain legal standards to be enforced. If a non-compete provision does not satisfy those standards, a court must reform the agreement and enforce it as […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Attorney Discusses the Ideal Non-Compete Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 05/26/2012 Dallas, Texas employment attorney Keith Clouse drafts non-compete agreements for both senior executives and employers. In his twenty years of practicing employment law, he has seen all sorts of non-compete agreements. In some cases, it seemed the employers sought to punish executives for even thinking about leaving. A typical onerous non-competition agreement restricted […]

Addressing Employers’ Privacy Concerns in Non-Compete Litigation

/cdklawyers.com// 04/22/2012 Dallas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse litigates disputes over non-compete agreements and the wrongful use of trade secrets. By nature, these cases involve the disclosure of a company’s confidential information; a fact finder often cannot resolve factual issues without reviewing sensitive documents.   Judges often sign protective orders to help parties protect confidential information. […]

Executives Moving to Texas Should Ask a Texas Employment Lawyer to Explain Texas Non-Compete Law

/cdklawyers.com// 02/18/2012 Texas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse not only negotiates non-compete agreements for executives entering into employment relationships, but he also litigates disputes over these agreements when executives leave employers. In some cases, these disputes involve misunderstandings about Texas non-compete law. Therefore, Mr. Clouse cautions an executive who is asked to sign a non-compete agreement […]

Understanding the “Minor” Provisions in an Employment Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 12/10/2010 Being savvy business people, executives usually know what key provisions to look for in employment agreements, such as the compensation and non-compete terms.  But employment agreements usually contain other provisions that may appear to be minor, boilerplate terms.  An executive should understand these terms and how they could impact the employment relationship before […]

A Physician Non-Compete Agreement Must Include a Buy-Out Provision

/cdklawyers.com// 10/14/2010 Many employers and Texas physicians enter into covenant not to compete agreements (also known as non-compete agreements).  These agreements typically prevent a doctor from practicing medicine within a certain territory surrounding the employer for a certain period of time after the employment relationship terminates. Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer who frequently […]

Hiring an Attorney to Handle a Non-Compete Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 09/30/2010 In Texas, an employer can contract with an employee to prevent the employee from competing with the employer after the parties end their relationship.  These contracts are called non-compete agreements or covenants not to compete.  Given the serious obligations imposed by most non-compete agreements and the potential for huge business losses if a […]