Florida Lawyer Helps Protect Business Interests Through Employee Noncompete Agreements

Skilled attorney advises employers in the Coral Gables area on creating and enforcing covenants

Job flexibility in a competitive environment can put employers at risk. To protect their business interests, companies are using noncompete agreements to protect against former employees working at a rival firm. However, strict laws apply to these covenants, so a skilled attorney is necessary to explain the rules in your jurisdiction. At Teri Guttman Valdes LLC, I provide authoritative legal advice to employers in the Coral Gables area and throughout Florida regarding the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of noncompete agreements. I can give you a clear understanding of the steps you can take to protect your business interests.

Firm delivers comprehensive counsel on Florida laws governing noncompete covenants

States take different approaches to noncompete agreements, so it is important that you get advice geared to your location and where your business is headquartered. Whether you are looking to create a general covenant or one that addresses one particular employee, I will draft a document that comports with all regulations. I will also conduct a comprehensive analysis of agreement terms including:

  • Defining what types of businesses can be considered as competitive
  • Establishing a geographic area within which firms might be affected by the agreement
  • How long restrictions can remain in effect
  • Provisions relating to proprietary information
  • Limits on working with former customers or clients after moving to a new job

Even if an agreement has been previously executed, the terms might not be valid according to state law. I can evaluate existing covenants and inform you of your legal rights.

Dedicated advocate represents employers in negotiations and enforcement disputes

Whether you submit a noncompete agreement to a worker at the beginning or end of their employment, conflicts can arise. I am a strong advocate for employers during discussions and disputes over covenant terms. Most of these disputes can be resolved quickly, but I can pursue violators through litigation.

Contact a skilled Florida employment law attorney for a detailed analysis of a noncompete agreement

At Teri Guttman Valdes LLC, I advise employers throughout Florida on noncompete agreements issued to employees. I will provide knowledgeable advice on the creation, negotiation and enforcement of these covenants. Call me at or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Coral Gables office.