Twice this week I have let potential non-compete clients through the door and then had to tell them, “I am so sorry. I have to close your file. Your contract is bound by the law of a state where I am not licensed and I cannot ethically give you an opinion as to its legality.”
“But I live in Virginia,” non-compete client will say.
“Yes, I understand that. But you signed a contract saying you would be bound by the law of Maryland, Illinois, California, whatever and I am not licensed there… so I cannot really tell you about the law of that state.”
“Well who do I call?”
Sadly — I don’t know that either.
Please check the end of your contract — where it says CHOICE OF LAW, and if it says Virginia – call us! We can help.