» Austin Non-Compete Attorney Urges Review of Non-Compete Agreements Given New Law

Austin Non-Compete Attorney Urges Review of Non-Compete Agreements Given New Law

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2012 - Austin non-compete attorney, Gregory D. Jordan, suggests that anyone seeking to enforce, or break a non-competition agreement, should consult an attorney familiar with the new Texas case law.

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan

Jordan notes that “for approximately 20 years before 2006, Texas courts generally held that non-compete agreements were seldom enforceable. Given Texas Supreme Court decisions in 2006, 2009 and 2011, it’s a whole new ballgame now.”

In 2006, the Texas Supreme Court decided Alex Sheshunoff Management Services, L.P. v. Johnson. In 2009 the court decided Mann Frankfort Stein & Lipp Advisors, Inc. v. Fielding, and just last year the court entered its opinion in Marsh, Inc. v. Cook. Each of these cases made significant changes to non-compete law in Texas. Each of these cases made it more likely that a court would find there was sufficient consideration to support the validity of a non-compete agreement.

“The focus on non-competes is shifting from the issue of whether there was sufficient consideration to whether the non-compete is reasonable in terms of time, geographic scope and the scope of the activity restricted,” states Austin non-compete attorney Jordan. “This makes it even more important to talk with an attorney who is up to date on the law if you have questions about a non-compete,” continues Jordan.

The Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan has handled many business and employment disputes involving non-compete agreements, unfair competition, confidentiality agreements and breaches of contract. To learn more visit, http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com.

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan
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