Non-Competes in Massachusetts: An Update on the “Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure”
What if an employee has access to particularly sensitive information that he or she could use in his or her next job simply by recalling it from memory? Can the employee be prevented from working for a competitor on the basis that the employee is likely to use certain types of information integral to his or her skill set? These questions are at the heart of the legal doctrine of “inevitable disclosure,” which several Massachusetts courts have addressed recently.
E&C Partner Denise Chicoine has written a brief white paper to help both employers and key employees quickly learn more about the applicability of the Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure.
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Exit Strategies for Small Businesses
When we start a business, we typically think about how to form it, finance it, run it and grow it, but we often don't think about how to leave it. E&C Partner Debra Leggett has written a white paper to help small business owners develop exit strategies.
The 12-page white paper provides information on a variety of methods to transfer business ownership including arm’s length transactions, sale to co-owners, transferring ownership to family members and selling to employees. The white paper includes a discussion of special considerations for professional businesses.
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