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How to Write an Effective Restrictive Covenant in Illinois


Created on June 20, 2019




The use of restrictive covenants such as non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements are an effective way to protect a business's competitive advantage. They restrict employees from competing with the businesses they presently work for and have worked for in the past. However, when an agreement imposes unreasonable restrictions that are not supported by adequate consideration, the contract may be unenforceable. Additionally, Illinois courts tend to provide greater protection to employees from the negative effects of restrictive covenants than some other jurisdictions. This program will guide attorneys through creating  enforceable restrictive covenants and molding them to  a business's unique needs

This course is taught by Kristen Prinz, the founder and managing partner of The Prinz Law Firm. She is an employment lawyer and business counselor that understands the benefits and dangers of restrictive covenants from a business's and employee's perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize issues that may render a restrictive covenant unenforceable
  2. Draft enforceable covenants that are tailored towards specific business goals
  3. Effectively negotiate restrictive covenant contract terms

  4. Review the recent legal developments and trends related to restrictive covenants in Illinois

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