Non-Compete/Trade Secret Litigation

If you are confronted with a disloyal employee (or formal employee), who has poached (or is attempting to divert) your clients and the good will of your business, and thereby unfairly competing against your business by wrongfully purloining your trade secrets and confidential information without paying for it, you've come to the right place.

Here are just some of the important questions answered at this site - the questions you should be asking:

School Liablity/Negligence

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in New York, whether through a trip or slip and fall accident, school negligence, a car accident or a construction accident, chances are that you have some important questions, including the following:

Defective Products

Likewise, if you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective household or consumer product, or a defective children's toy, you've probably got even more questions, such as:

Non-Compete/Trade Secret Agreements

Despite moves by various states, and now, by an Executive Order by President Biden laying out the Administration's goals of banning, or at least severely curtailing, non-compete agreements, many employers still require their employees to sign non-compete agreements - whether they are warranted or not. 

But are those non-compete agreements enforceable under New York law?

The answer to this question often turns on several other questions, including whether it's a "true" non-compete, or can be more accurately described as a non-solicit clause, whether the (former) employer is seeking to protect information that can be legitimately described as a proprietary trade secret, or whether that information is readily discernible from publicly available sources.

One thing is fairly certain, however: these cases are almost always fact-specific, and turns on the unique facts of each case rather than a broad, bright-line test for enforceability.

Business Litigation

Our New York employment law website is dedicated to answering the questions you may have about issues pertaining to non-compete agreements, breach of contract in general, and when third parties try to interfere with your existing contracts (which, in legalese, is called "tortious interference.") Here is a small sampling of the free information that is provided at our website:

School Negligence / Personal Injury

Long Island, New York school negligence, negligent supervision, child injury, school assault and personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper has published extensively on how to prove your school injury and accident case under New York law, and practices in Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, New York City, Suffolk and Westchester counties. You can order a FREE copy of his Book on New York accident cases entitled "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" by filling out the contact form at his website,, or by calling his Cedarhurst, Long Island office at 516.791.5700.