Helping You Protect Your Assets

People and companies often rely upon written agreements to lay out who gets what — whether the agreement concerns a trade secret, nondisclosure agreement, 401(k) account or licensing matter, parties often rely on written agreements to protect their economic rights and interests.

However, people and companies sometimes break those promises and try to take unfair advantage of your hard work. When that happens, you need an experienced, dedicated lawyer to help you protect your assets and enforce your legal rights. At Fergus, A Law Office, we have over 35 years of experience helping individuals and corporations assert their economic rights in a wide variety of high-stakes matters.

How To Protect Your Trade Secrets

Trade secret litigation can arise in a variety of situations and can cause catastrophic financial harm to a business or an individual. At Fergus, A Law Office, we can help you answer three of the most important questions regarding trade secrets:

  1. What is a trade secret?
  2. Why do you want to protect it?
  3. How do you protect it?

Here are two scenarios where your trade secret might be violated:

  • You own a trade secret and you need to share it to seek additional business opportunities. You shared this secret with an understanding that both sides will keep the information confidential and/or you have a written nondisclosure agreement. The person or entity you shared the trade secret with takes advantage of the confidential information beyond what the parties agreed to (i.e., trade secret infringement).
  • Your former business partners or employees with knowledge of the trade secret leave to join another company or start their own business. Is the former insider taking advantage of the trade secret without any right to do so?

Trade secret owners who have taken the right steps to protect their confidential information enjoy certain protections under California law. At Fergus, A Law Office, I can help you evaluate your options and take action to protect your trade secrets.

Breach Of Nondisclosure And Other Agreements

Nondisclosure agreements, license agreements, entertainment agreements, general business contracts — what do each these have in common? They protect your ability to profit from your hard work. And when someone breaches an NDA or other agreement to your disadvantage, you have the legal right to do something about it, to take steps to recover monetary damages for your losses. And the sooner you contact an attorney to protect your assets, the better.

Whether you are a business or an individual, I have the experience to represent you in contract disputes involving nondisclosure agreements, business and commercial contracts, license agreements and entertainment agreements. I can advise you on your legal options and develop a strategy for achieving the proper remedy, which might include:

  • Compensatory damages
  • Specific performance
  • Punitive damages
  • Rescission and restitution
  • Liquidated damages
  • Reformation

Protect Your Assets

If you have suffered from or are accused of trade secret infringement, breach of an NDA or other agreement, or some other economic harm — due to a restraint of trade or a violation of your rights as a 401(k) participant — I can provide you with the legal assistance you need.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, call Fergus, A Law Office, at 866-256-5487 or contact my San Francisco office online to schedule a consultation.