Issues with non-compete contracts often arise when an employee does not understand the restrictions of the agreement he or she signed. In some cases, an employee may not even realize that he or she signed a non-compete agreement, only to be sued later for taking a job in the same industry, or in the same town.

At Dana J. Watts, Attorney at Law, we represent both employees and employers in the drafting, review, negotiation and litigation of non-compete or non-solicitation agreements. Our firm's founding attorney, Dana Watts, is a board-certified civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and has more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights and interests of individuals and small- to mid-sized businesses in contract disputes and other complex civil litigation matters.

Protecting The Rights Of Employees And Employers

If you are an employee, it is important to retain a skilled Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota attorney for non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements. By having an attorney review the document before you sign it, you can avoid problems in the future. Dana Watts will complete a thorough analysis of your contract and ensure that it imposes reasonable restrictions. If the contract is too restrictive, he can help you negotiate more favorable terms with your employer.

When disputes arise involving non-compete agreements, the most important issue is determining whether the agreement is enforceable. Dana Watts will review your contract and advise you as to whether you can defend against your employer, or if you must abide by the terms of the contract. He will not hesitate to take your case to trial to help you obtain the best outcome.

Dana Watts also assists employers in creating enforceable non-compete contracts. With more than 30 years of complex business litigation experience, you can count on him to fiercely protect your rights if disputes arise or an employee violates the terms of your agreement.

Bradenton And Lakewood Ranch Employment Contract Dispute Attorney

To schedule a consultation with Dana J. Watts, contact us online or call 941-404-7053 or 800-599-3181. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Sarasota. After-hours appointments are available by special arrangement.