Dallas, Texas Employment Law Attorney Cautions Physicians to Carefully Consider Non-Compete Obligations Before Signing Employment Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 07/25/2012

Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law attorney, represents many physicians in employment-related matters. He negotiates new employment agreements for doctors and counsels them about existing obligations. When a physician is ready to move to a new practice, Mr. Clouse helps his client resolve issues with the current employer and transition into the new job opportunity. In these situations, non-compete issues often take center stage.


Mr. Clouse cautions doctors to carefully consider covenants not to compete in proposed employment agreements. A non-compete covenant may dramatically impact a doctor’s professional career. Things may not work out perfectly in any new employment opportunity. Unfortunately, an onerous non-compete agreement could chill the doctor’s chances of finding another job. The doctor may be forced to move to a different city or to join a practice across town in order to comply with the non-compete agreement’s terms. Or, the physician may be forced to “buy out” the non-compete agreement for a price the doctor realistically cannot afford. Speaking with experienced employment law counsel before signing an employment agreement can help a doctor fully understand how the proposed terms might impact the doctor’s practice. At that point, more favorable terms can be negotiated.


To speak to Mr. Clouse, contact him and the Dallas, Texas employment lawyers at Clouse Dunn LLP via email at [email protected] or telephone at (214) 239-2705.

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