The Anatomy of an Employment Agreement

You have found a new candidate that appears to be a great fit for your organization and are preparing to make an offer.  But what should that offer look like – is an offer letter better or an employment agreement or both?… Read More

Intellectual Property Considerations For New Businesses

As an entrepreneur and business owner, you work tirelessly developing your  business plan, networking, creating a stylized logo and brand and your hard work should be protected.  The most valuable business assets of your firm often include its Intellectual Property.… Read More

Arbitration Agreements by Investment Advisers Receiving Criticism – At Least in One State

This week William Galvin, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) urging them to disallow the use of arbitration agreements by registered investment advisers.  Such agreements are common in contracts between investment…

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California Appeals Court Affirms Stringent Limits on Non-Compete Provisions

The California Court of Appeal recently struck a post-employment non-competition provision in an employment agreement which was part of a broader acquisition deal. The opinion, Fillpoint, LLC v. Mass (August 24, 2012), demonstrates California’s strong public policy in favor of…

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