I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a geek (or maybe a nerd; I never could figure out what the difference is). I say that because I enjoy drafting contracts. One of the reasons I like to engage in such geekdom is that (1) drafting a contract for a client forces me […]Read more
Non-Competes Are Unenforceable? Really?
I hear it all the time from clients, and even other lawyers: “Non-competes are not enforceable in Alabama. They’re worthless.” Not so! It is true that by statute and public policy non-competes (non-competition agreements) are disfavored. This policy hearkens back to English common law, which declared these kinds of agreements void as a restraint on […]Read more