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Mike Duncan is a lawyer who is well-versed in business contracts and litigation, including litigating about non-compete agreements. Mike can represent you in litigation to either enforce a non-compete agreement/clause or to defend against a claim that a non-compete agreement/clause has been violated. These situations require quick action; contact Duncan Trial & Mediation to speak with an attorney today. Mr. Duncan assists clients in Duval County, Nassau County, and Saint Johns County, FL.
Non-Compete Agreement Litigation
In Florida, non-compete agreements are governed by Chapter 542 of the Florida Statutes. Generally speaking, non-compete agreements must be reasonable in duration and geographic scope or boundary. Reasonableness of a particular non-compete agreement geographic scope will depend mostly upon the particular industry or profession involved. With regard to time limitations, Florida courts will rarely uphold employee non-compete agreements that are greater than two years in duration.
In Florida, a non-compete agreement may only be used to protect legitimate business interests. In Florida, legitimate business interests typically include trade secrets, confidential information, extraordinary investment in the employee, customer relationships, or corporate goodwill. If there is no legitimate business interest to support the non-compete agreement, the non-compete agreement may be declared invalid under Florida Law.