Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Noncompetes (and Other Restrictive Covenants), But Were Afraid to Ask A breakfast seminar and dialogue with retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Allan van Gestel
February 16, 2011
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear
from Judge Allan van Gestel. During his long tenure presiding over the Superior
Court Business Litigation Session, Judge van Gestel played a leading role in
the development of noncompete law in Massachusetts.
In this seminar, attendees can ask about the issues that judges view as
important, and how to avoid the often vexing issues in noncompete law,
- Whose goodwill
is it anyway?
- What is
- Is inevitable
- What if the
former employer has hired employees in violation of noncompetes-- does
- What are the
risks of drafting a noncompete that is too broad?
- Does an
employer really have to get an employee to sign a new noncompete each time
his or her job changes?
- Is continued
employment sufficient consideration?
- What if the employee was not forewarned about a
noncompete before he or she started the job?
- How much does the tough job
market impact court enforcement?
Called "one of the Commonwealth's most
respected jurists" by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Judge van Gestel
was sworn in as a Superior Court judge in 1996. In 2000, the Business
Litigation Session in Suffolk
County Superior Court was created with Judge van Gestel selected as the
presiding judge. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he practiced law at
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar in Boston
for 35 years, specializing in civil business and environmental litigation.
Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the judge whose decisions helped shape
law in the area of business disputes. Space is limited, so please RSVP today to
reserve your spot.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
8 - 8:30 AM - Networking
8:30 - 9:30 AM - Program
100 Cambridge Street, Ste. 2200
Boston, MA 02114
Judge Allan van Gestel
Lobel Employment Law Practice Group