Noncompete Agreement Attorneys Pittsburgh

Noncompete or restrictive covenant agreements are often included as part of an employment contract or a severance agreement. These agreements restrict your right to compete with your former employer within certain geographic boundaries and time frames and can have a significant impact on your career. That is why it is so important to have an experienced noncompete agreement lawyer review your contract before you sign it.

For more than 25 years, the Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates has been protecting the rights of employees. We will advise you on how restrictive the agreement may be and help you negotiate more favorable terms, if necessary. To learn more, call us at 412-567-5444.

Negotiation and Litigation of Noncompete Contracts

A noncompete agreement may be a clause in an employment contract or a severance agreement or it may be a separate document. Many people do not even realize that they signed a noncompete agreement until they left a job and received a threatening letter from their former employer.

As long as they are reasonable, noncompete agreements are enforceable in Pennsylvania and can drastically impact your future career opportunities. If you have been asked to sign a noncompete at the time of employment or termination, you have a right to seek legal counsel. Our lawyers will review your noncompete and determine if it is reasonable. If it imposes unreasonable restrictions on you, we will negotiate with your employer for less restrictive terms. We are well-known for being strong negotiators and litigators, which can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case.

We also represent employees who have been sued by their former employer for violating a noncompete agreement. With more than a quarter-century of experience in the courtroom, we have a deep understanding of employment law and the litigation skill needed to protect your rights.

We are committed to helping you get back on your feet again after a termination and will help you negotiate a severance agreement or other compensation that ensures that your financial needs are taken care of while you pursue new employment.

Contact Our Pennsylvania Employment Law Attorneys

Before you sign a noncompete agreement, call Samuel J. Cordes & Associates at 412-567-5444 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.