Is a Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

Gary Trachten

Are non-compete agreements enforceable?

About the Interview

In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Gary Trachten, partner at Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP, a New York City commercial law firm representing businesses and business owners, government entities, executives, and professionals in a wide variety of matters, including employment law. Hear from Gary about non-compete agreements in terms of employment, reasons why they exist, and whether or not they are based on anti-competition. In addition, learn about New York State standards and what makes a non-compete enforceable or not.

About Gary Trachten

Gary Trachten, a founding partner in 1986, has a practice concentrating on employment law and commercial litigation. Providing both transactional and dispute resolution services, he regularly represents inter-dealer brokers, traders, portfolio managers, investment bankers, corporate officers, physicians, salespersons, middle managers, and other employees. His business clients, for commercial as well as employment matters, have included companies in fashion apparel, hospitality, banking, cosmetics, music production, restaurant franchisor, flavor and fragrance, building products, and other industries. He has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community, who have given him the highest possible rating for his legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards, rating him AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM in Martindale-Hubbell®. He has also been awarded Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers® status for the New York metro area every year in 2010 – 2017.

Contact Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP

To contact Gary about non-compete agreements or for more information about Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP, call 212-868-1010 or visit