With a convenient location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman, P.A. represent both area companies and individuals in business contract and fraud-related issues. Our highly experienced legal team helps enforce valid contracts, demanding relief in the event of unfair or unenforceable agreements. Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, business, consumer or an employee, we can help pursue remedies to ensure that your interests are well-protected.
In Florida, non-compete agreements must state a legitimate business purpose to be enforceable, which may include protecting a company’s:
Florida does not allow employers to impose broad restrictions, such as a geographic or market location or specific duties that may impact an employee’s future job or career. However, what constitutes general terms varies, depending on the company and the employee’s position. A multinational corporation non-compete clause may cover a larger area than just the city of Fort Lauderdale. A high-level executive that has access to a company’s significant trade secrets could have a more restrictive non-compete agreement than an entry-level employee.
If you are an employee and have an overly restrictive non-compete agreement, our experienced Fort Lauderdale business contract attorney can review your restrictions and protect your right to work in your trade area. If you are a business or corporation and an employee has violated a reasonable non-compete agreement, we will ardently work to help protect your confidential information, trade secrets and investment by seeking legal contract enforcement.
During contract negotiations with potential investors or businesses, you may disclose relevant information. A non-circumvent agreement prohibits the other party from disclosing any confidential information or using this information to circumvent the agreement. Our attorneys will work to hold the other party to the terms in this contract, protecting your patents, trade secrets, business plan, copyrights, ideas, development, research and confidential information.
If your company’s trade secrets, trademarks, patents or copyrights are infringed upon, it can significantly negatively impact your company, reducing your intellectual property value and even diverting your profits to the infringer. Our attorneys can act quickly, taking prompt action to stop intellectual property theft, recovering monetary damages for you.
If one party persuades the other to enter into a contract based on the misrepresentation of material facts, Florida’s laws state that this contract is voidable. This means that if you enter into and sign a contract because the other party omitted relevant facts or provided you with false information, you may have the legal right to cancel the contract and even pursue monetary damages.
If you deliver goods or perform a service based on a contract, you have the right to receive the compensation you negotiated. Our Fort Lauderdale business contract attorney can help you recover payment and the actions involved in obtaining what is owed to you, may include:
We will provide you with detailed costs so you can determine if pursuing your claim is the best financial decision for your business.
The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman work with clients to contest unfair contract terms or unenforceable contracts and can help clients uphold valid contracts in court. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced business contract attorneys.
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