Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 Series – Restrictive Covenants: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

admin February 4, 2017

May 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
1969 Upper Water Street
Suite 1500, Purdy's Wharf Tower II
$23 Member / $51.75 non-Member
Digital Nova Scotia

Business 101 Series –
Restrictive Covenants: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
Featuring Robert (“Robaire”) Nadeau

“Restrictive Covenants are not worth the paper they’re written on… right?”

Restrictive Covenants. We hear a lot about them these days… in the press, at conferences, around the water coolers… in the courts! But what are they, really? We hear from all quarters that they are unenforceable… yet we need them. How else is a business going to protect its trade secrets?

This workshop will address the following questions:

– What are “Restrictive Covenants”?
– Why do they matter?
– Are they enforceable, or aren’t they?
– How long is too long? How wide is too wide?
– What if there is nothing in writing?
– Do you need them if you have a Confidentiality Agreement?
– Are they still binding if the employee is wrongly fired?
– What role do they play in the sale of a business?

Restrictive Covenants can save your business, or they can take it down.

What side of that divide do you want to be on?

You won’t want to miss this one.

Featured Speaker: Robert (“Robaire”) Nadeau

Robert (“Robaire”) Nadeau, J.D., was called to the Ontario Bar in April 1985 and to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2007. He is currently a Partner at the legal firm of Kerr & Nadeau, with offices in Ottawa and Halifax. Robaire has been delivering Client-Centred Legal Services to Small, Medium, & Global 500 Enterprises for 29 years. His practice includes IP Management & Commercialization; Technology Transfers & Licensing, Structuring and Negotiating Joint Ventures, Partnering & Other Commercial Relationships; Public Sector Procurement & Government Contracting.

Prior to returning to private practice in 2004, Robaire was General Counsel and one of the founding partners of SRS for 5 years (1999 – 2004), and Senior Counsel to Digital Equipment Canada for 12 years before that (1987 – 99). As Chairman of the International Trade Committee of ITAC in the early ’90s, Robaire was one of the IT Sector’s lead negotiators during the NAFTA negotiations.

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