At Zelnick & Erickson (ZE), we know how important it is for your business to protect its proprietary information. Our Virginia business attorneys focus on drafting contracts that will safeguard your ideas, products, or processes and minimize the risk of litigation in the future. This includes creating and enforcing documents such as non-disclosure agreements, employee confidentiality, and non-compete agreements.
What do these contracts do?
A non-disclosure agreement prevents someone from divulging your company's private and/or confidential business information. For example,
There are many scenarios in which a non-disclosure agreement is important. Some of these include:
· When asking someone to read your business plan, so that they don’t divulge your ideas;
· When your employees are given information that can be valuable to competitors;
· When you have a new invention that must be produced, and you don’t trust the production company;
· When you are selling your business and the buyer may learn your company’s procedures, practices and financial information.
At ZE, our experienced Virginia business attorneys can tailor non-disclosure agreements to meet your business’s needs.
If your employees are given valuable information about the way your business operates, then an important part of your employee agreements should include non-compete agreements. A properly drafted non-compete will prevent employees that leave your company from taking that valuable information and using it to start their own similar business or work for a competitor. Virginia courts look at these types of agreements very closely when determining their enforceability, so it is critical to have an experienced Virginia business attorney assist with drafting the terms of such an agreement.
Other important contracts include:
· Sale/purchase agreements
· Leases for real-estate or equipment
· Employment agreements
· Loan documents
Our Virginia business attorneys will tailor your contracts to meet the specific needs of your business. Whether you need non-disclosure, non-compete agreements, or other contractual services, our team is ready to help you with your needs. In the event that your contract is breached, we are able to represent your company in enforcing the contract and filing the appropriate lawsuit on your behalf.
Contact us today to request a case review – 703-494-7171.