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Noncompete Clauses: Be Wary, Negotiate Early

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Internal Medicine News
January 9, 2016

Andrew Selesnick was quoted in the article “Noncompete clauses: Be wary, negotiate early,” published in Internal Medicine News on January 9, 2016. The article addresses how noncompete clauses can severely limit a doctor’s business options and create serious financial challenges. Mr. Selesnick discusses how contractual language referring to “trade secrets” may, in some cases, prevent doctors from bringing patient lists with them when they  change employment  because such information is deemed “confidential” by the employer. He also notes that certain noncompete provisions can be successfully challenged if  they are overly restrictive and state that a doctor cannot practice within an area that may prevent him or her from earning a livelihood.