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Leaving my company and going on my own. Need non-compete advice
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  • Posted: Wed, Jan 09, 2013
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What I need:

Written legal advice


I've been a consultant (corp-to-corp) to the same company for over six years. Now that I understand the business I want to open a similar company of my own.

My new company will not be a direct competitor but may be an indirect competitor or possibly a customer.

I signed a 3 month contract when I started with this company six years ago but I don't believe it had a non-compete clause. I also don't have a copy of the contract I signed.

I'm afraid that when I start this new company the old company may sue me for a intellectual property violation. I'm a software architect for the current company.

How do I protect myself? Secondly, how can I safely hire employees away from my previous employer?

The company I'm talking about is based in Florida, and I work out on a branch office in Atlanta.

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