COST OF DEFENDING YOUR NON COMPETE IN VIRGINIA

Current salary $100,000

Offer to change jobs
and breach your non compete $150,000

Hourly rate for non compete
attorney $175 (that’s me)

Cost of defending litigation as to
whether you breached your non-compete $20,000 – $30,000 (easy)

Price of not facing litigation PRICELESS

I am well aware that encouraging people (1) not to breach their non-compete agreements and or (2) not to engage in litigation will put me out of business. I am also aware that the more people breach their agreements – the more my services are needed. But, talk to one person who is faced with attorneys fees, depositions, and the emotional stress of litigation and I think they may tell you – IT WAS NOT WORTH IT.

So, my FREE advice:

1. don’t sign a non compete
(too late?)
2. don’t breach your non-compete
3. leave on good terms
4. try to get a buy out of your non-compete or a release…

Feel free to call us if you need more specific advice!

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.