Non-Compete Agreements and Severance Agreements

In theory, Maryland law disapproves of so-called non-competition or non-compete agreements because agreements of this sort are in conflict with the "natural and inherent" right of individuals to pursue their livelihoods, but the reality is that Maryland courts will generally enforce such agreements if they are reasonable.

What is reasonable? This is the key question in any such case, and the answer revolves around the question of whether the non-compete agreement is sufficiently narrow to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests.

While we cannot always help an employee completely escape the limitations of a reasonable noncompete agreement, we can often help negotiate a “buy-out” of the agreement, or we can go to court and try to convince the court to narrow the terms and enforceability of the noncompete agreement.

Mr. Dansicker has extensive experience analyzing employment contracts and non-compete agreements, and he has litigated these types of cases at the state, federal and administrative levels.  Consequently, if you have questions concerning an employment contract or noncompete agreement, contact Andrew Dansicker at The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker online, or call 410-771-5668.  To reach Mr. Dansicker immediately please fill out the consultation form and he will return your email within 24 hours.