Roberts Tate is primarily a business litigation and consulting law firm. Business litigation and consulting is a complex and diverse area of law which includes a wide variety of different issues, some of which will likely overlap with the other specialties discussed herein. Business litigation and consulting often involves contract matters, whether it be contract drafting, contract review, contract negotiation, or filing suit for the breach of a contract. Business and corporate litigation and consulting, however, can also include business torts and employment matters such as fraud, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and theft of trade secrets.
At Roberts Tate, we pride ourselves on excelling in all business related matters so that when our clients call we can help. Claims of this nature often arise on an emergency basis, and we have assisted many clients in obtaining or opposing, depending on our clients’ need, temporary restraining orders, interlocutory injunctions, and preliminary injunctions.
We also have significant experience in employment related matters. This includes advising our clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws, performing workplace educational seminars and litigating employment discrimination suits when they arise. Our employment expertise also extends to the negotiation and litigation of restrictive covenants, such as non-solicitation and non-compete agreements. Our experience includes drafting employment agreements which may include restrictive covenants, reviewing and analyzing restrictive covenants in current employment agreements, advising clients about the enforceability of restrictive covenants, negotiating the release from a restrictive covenant, and when necessary, filing suit to determine the validity of a restrictive covenant.
The attorneys at Roberts Tate have extensive experience litigating trade secrets cases. We have pursued employees on behalf of their former employers for the theft of trade secrets on the basis of contractual confidentiality restrictions as well as under applicable Georgia law, including the Georgia Trade Secret Practices Act and the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act. These types of cases often involve highly technical issues concerning what is a trade secret, or what can otherwise be deemed confidential or proprietary information of a company.
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