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Q:
Can a NY court extend the term of your non-compete agreement?

A:

Generally speaking, no, a New York court will not extend the term of a non-compete agreement beyond that which is set forth in the underlying contract. (Naturally, this is a different question than whether a court will shrink the duration of a non-compete, which New York's courts have shown a willingness to do). There are some rare circumstances, however, where a court might consider extending the non-compete. For additional information on that topic, please see "When New York Courts May Actually Extend Your Non-Compete."