Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine: When Your Employer Can Keep You from Working for a Competitor

Most people have heard of non-compete agreements. But there’s another scenario where an employer can keep you from working for a competitor, even in the absence of a prior agreement: the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine. Three tests must be met for a court to invoke the doctrine. 1) You must possess trade secrets that you do … Read More

To Non-Compete or Not to Non-Compete: Should There Be a Question?

The question is, “should I have a non-compete agreement with my employees?” If you’re asking, the answer is almost certainly yes. A non-compete agreement is a contract (or, perhaps more simply, a clause within an employment contract) between an employee and an employer, where the employee agrees not to enter into competition with the employer … Read More

The most expensive legal documents

The most expensive legal documents are the ones you never knew you needed until it was too late. For one example, filing a timely 83(b) election can be the difference between paying no taxes on an appreciating ownership interest in a startup and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars at a time when you don’t … Read More