Sound Advice And Strong Advocacy For Businesses
Conflicts come with the territory in operating any type of business. Many conflicts can be avoided through mindful planning and negotiations. For those disputes that do arise, you need a lawyer who can capably protect your enterprise and pursue your goals.
I provide front-end counsel to safeguard your interests in contracts, employee agreements and transactions, including substantial experience in the oil and gas industry. I can also step in to resolve contract disputes and other business issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Business Transactions And Breach Of Contract
From experience with a multitude of business contracts and transactions through the years, I can spot the red flags and anticipate points of friction. I can negotiate, draft or review commercial contracts, purchase or sale of business assets, commercial real estate agreements, and other transactional matters. My knowledge enables you to confidently consummate the deal.
If you are involved in a contract dispute, knowledgeable guidance is key to protecting your business from the fallout. I have litigated breach of contract cases, from disputes with customers to complex commercial litigation. I can gauge where you stand and what your options are. My goal is to protect your bottom line and the continued viability of your company.
Enforcing Employment Agreements
The employer-employee relationship is fraught with legal issues, even after workers have left your company. I have deep experience with non-compete agreements and other employee covenants. These contracts can be crucial to prevent an ex-employee from competing with a former employer or divulging trade secrets. However, there is a fine line in restricting a former employee’s opportunities and ability to earn a living.
I carefully draft employment agreements to ensure they are enforceable under Mississippi law, and litigate breach of such agreements, including:
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements (confidentially agreements)
- Misappropriation of trade secrets or intellectual property