Protecting Business Interests Through Non-Compete Covenants

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Tom Ruge
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David Gray
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Todd Richardson
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Steve Griesemer
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James Zoccola
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Sara Blevins
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Non-compete agreements are the source of many employment law and business law disputes. Our Indianapolis law firm has represented the legal rights of clients on both sides of these matters for over 20 years. Because our law office concentrates on the interests of business owners and individuals in all its practice areas, we bring a broad range experience and knowledge to non-compete disputes throughout Indiana.

At Lewis & Kappes, we help employers and employees resolve business disputes involving non-compete agreements. Our Indianapolis law firm has served clients on both sides of the issue in a wide range of professions and industries. If you are involved in a non-compete dispute with a former employee or a former employer, contact our Indianapolis non-compete attorneys.

Covenants Not To Compete

Many areas of business use employee agreements with covenants not to compete. Doctors, engineers, and mortgage brokers work under non-compete agreements. Even hairdressers are sometimes required to sign non-compete clauses.

Many employees do not give the matter much thought. But non-compete agreements are important provisions for businesses who want to retain their share of a competitive market. Conversely, some employment contracts present unfair obstacles to professionals and small business owners seeking their rightful niche in the marketplace. Non-compete disputes result from two common scenarios:

  • Employment contracts: Non-compete clauses in many employment contracts prohibit a former employee from working in that field inside a specified radius and time frame. These covenants can be crucial for a former employer. But in many cases they do not stand up in court. At Lewis & Kappes we provide legal advice to employers and employees before contracts are signed and in the event of a dispute.
  • Sale of a business: The sale of a business often incorporates a non-compete agreement. In these cases, the former business owner promises not to directly compete with the new business owner. As with employment contracts, a prohibited physical radius and time frame is frequently applied.

Serving Business Owners and Employees Throughout Indiana

We represent business owners and employees in breach of contract disputes involving covenants not to compete. For an effective voice in a non-compete matters, contact our Indianapolis employment law attorneys. We represent businesses, local governments, and individuals throughout Indiana, including Indianapolis, Bloomington, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Gary, and Evansville.