Florida Non-Compete Agreements – Sale of a Business

Fort Lauderdale, Florida non-compete attorney Jonathan Pollard discusses non-compete agreements connected to the sale of a business. Florida courts routinely and aggressively enforce non-compete agreements, but nowhere is that more evident than in the sale of a business context.  Specific topics covered include differences in temporal limitations between employee vs. sale of a business non-compete agreements and legitimate business interests that can be used to support and enforce a non-compete agreement in the sale context.  Particular attention is paid to the importance of goodwill in litigating sale of a business non-compete agreements.

Jonathan Pollard is a trial lawyer and litigator based on Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He focuses his practice on defending non-compete and trade secret claims. Jonathan routinely represents doctors, corporate executives, high level employees who are switching companies, or, who have started their own ventures and individuals who have sold businesses.  Beyond litigation, Jonathan advises employees, companies and business owners regarding restrictive covenant issues in connection with employment contracts, separation agreements, hiring decisions, the purchase or sale of business interests and the execution of commercial leases.

Jonathan has been interviewed about non-compete issues by reporters from INC Magazine, the BBC, the National Federation of Independent Business and The Tampa Bay Times. In addition to his background in non-compete and trade secrets work, Jonathan has broad experience as a competition lawyer, generally, and has litigated numerous cases under both the Sherman and Lanham Acts.

He is licensed in all Florida state courts, United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida and Northern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  He routinely represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. His office can be reached at 954-332-2380.



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