If you work in many industries or professions, a nondisclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement is a standard part of your employment agreement. For many businesses, they are an essential means to control essential proprietary information such as customer lists and intellectual properly. They are often used in agreements between businesses and other companies as well as for individual within those companies. While they may be common, it does not mean that they are always executed well. Some may be little more than a boilerplate form. A nondisclosure agreement is a contract and for it to be enforceable, it is important for the contracting parties to carefully consider the type of information being protected and the terms of the agreement.
Are Your NDA Agreements Valid?
Our employment law attorney at The Law Offices of Joseph C. Bird, PLLC, has worked with these documents for nearly four decades and can help parties needing a NDA. We provide valuable assistance in drafting the agreements or dealing with NDA violations and protection. A valid nondisclosure agreement can protect your confidential information and your business. An invalid nondisclosure agreement can lead to confidential information being disclosed and cause significant damage to your business.
We have worked with a wide variety of matters involving nondisclosure agreement, including:
- Misappropriation of trade secrets and client lists
- NASD arbitration
- Unfair competition
- Breach of contract
The Terms Of Your Agreement Matter
It is important that your agreements are correctly drafted. Vague terms or lack of definition, inclusion of information that is not confidential or valuable, not protecting the information, overreaching, overbreadth and other drafting errors can compromise the validity of your agreement and your information.
If you are being asked to sign such an agreement, our lawyer can help explain the scope of the nondisclosure agreement and your obligations and potential liabilities under the agreement. Our attorney has significant experience dealing with these agreements and has worked as an arbitrator on NASD arbitrations, providing us with an understanding of issues that occur from multiple perspectives.
Contact Our Firm
For experienced assistance involving issues related to nondisclosure agreements in Michigan, call our Birmingham office at 248-658-8590, and find out how we can help you or use our contact form. Se Habla Español.