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Restrictive Covenants: 10-minutes with Max Julian

By July 6, 2018August 5th, 2021No Comments

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There are a number of reasons a business owner may want to restrict the activities of employees, vendors, or customers. Max Julian takes 10-minutes to discuss Restrictive Covenants such as Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements, among others. Learn how to ensure a court will enforce your restrictive covenant, and how an employee’s duty to their employer is a common law agreement already in place.

Listen to the conversation on the audio player below, or download Max’s talk to listen off-line (right-click and select “save as” to save to your device):


Max’s previous legal talk covered the basics of contract law, and provisions that must be included in an enforceable contract. Find it here.


* 0:43 What are Restrictive Covenants
* 1:46 Types: Confidentiality Agreements, Employee Poaching, Non-Solicitation Agreement, and Non-Compete Agreement
* 4:04 Factors which determine whether a court will enforce a restrictive covenant: Position, Duration, Geography
* 6:42 The Faithless Servant Doctrine / Duty of Loyalty to an employer
* 9:12 The importance of proper documents

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Max Julian is a partner at Gertsburg Licata in the litigation practice group.  He may be reached at (216) 573-6000 or at [email protected].

Gertsburg Licata is a full-service, strategic growth advisory firm focusing on business transactions and litigation, M&A and executive talent solutions for start-up and middle-market enterprises. It is also the home of CoverMySix®, a unique, anti-litigation audit developed specifically for growing and middle-market companies.

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