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Employment and Restrictive Covenants

The firm often represents both employees and management in a variety of employment-related situations.  The firm has extensive experience litigating disputes arising out of employment agreements, including particularly the enforcement of restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicit provisions.  Such disputes also frequently involve claims of unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference.

The firm also specializes in Employment Transition Consulting, representing dozens of employees, owners, and partners in transition from one employment to another.  Clients include AmLaw 100 partners, hedge fund managers, private equity partners, and C-level employees.  The Firm advises on all aspects of navigating a transition, including analyzing existing employment, compensation, and restrictive covenant agreements, evaluating and negotiating competing offers, negotiating severance packages, advising on client and fiduciary obligations in effecting smooth transitions.

  • EVO Merchant Services v. R.B.C.K., et al. (New York Supreme Court)  Represent credit card processor against claims of successor liability and enforcement of non-compete provision, based on contract left behind when processor acquired other assets of company. 


  • FaZe Clan, Inc. v. Selkoe (JAMS Arbitration)  Represent President of e-sports company in connection with departure from company and equity buy-out.


  • Elegran LLC v. Urban Compass, Inc. (New York Supreme Court)  Represent Compass against claims brought by competitor real estate brokerage firm for theft of trade secrets and confidential information, unfair business practices, and tortious interference with contract in connection with the hiring of real estate agents who previously associated with Elegran.


  • L.I. City Ventures v. Urban Compass, Inc. and Jessica Meis.  (S.D.N.Y.)  Represent defendants against claims, including full preliminary injunction proceedings, by brokerage firm asserting breach of contract, tortious interference with contract and theft of confidential information and trade secrets in connection with agent’s move from one brokerage to another.

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