This is the third in our 3-article series on restrictive covenants. Read our first article on Non-Competes here, and read our second article on Non-Solicits here. Nondisclosure agreements, also known as “NDAs,” protect against the unwanted disclosure and dissemination of valuable, confidential information. In the corporate context, NDAs help businesses protect their competitive advantage and market share. NDAs can be unilateral or mutual. Unilateral agreements are typically between an employer and an employee. In these agreements, the employee agrees to not reveal the employer's confidential information. Mutual agreements, on the other hand, are typically between businesses. Both parties, in Continue Reading
This is the first in our 3-article series on restrictive covenants. Read our second article on Non-Solicits here, and read our third article on Non-Disclosures here. If you are an employer, you have probably asked your employees to sign an agreement containing a non-compete clause. If you are an employee, you have likely signed an agreement containing a non-compete clause. However, just because someone signed a Non-Competition clause doesn’t mean the non-compete provision is enforceable. Non-Compete agreements must meet certain legal requirements to be binding. Is My Non-Compete Provision Enforceable? The law generally disfavors restrictions on commerce. Covenants not to Continue Reading
This article is the second in our series explaining restrictive covenants in employment agreements. Read our first article on Non-Competes here, and read our third article on Non-Disclosures here. Covenants to not solicit (or “Non-Solicitations” or "Non-Solicits" for short) are more limited than Non-Compete agreements. Non-Solicits only prohibit an ex-employee from soliciting his or her former employer’s clients or employees. Non-Solicits generally require (1) consideration, (2) the protection of a legitimate business interest, and (3) must be for a reasonable duration. Consideration Like Non-Compete provisions and agreements, Non-Solicitations must have valid consideration. This means the employer must “give something” to Continue Reading
The North American Entertainment Law Summit delivers a four day continuing legal education conference, focused on constantly evolving topics within the entertainment, sports, media, and intellectual property law fields. On November 10, 2018, Daliah Saper will once again serve as a panelist at the 30th Annual North American Law Summit. The last few years she has discussed social media law but this year she will join a panel of high profile speakers to discuss the pros and cons of appearing on national news broadcasts. Her session is titled: Legally On TV: On Air Personalities. For more information click here.
Daliah Saper will present on the “Law 101 for the Creative Entrepreneur” panel at the 2016 Lake FX Summit + Expo. Lake FX is the region’s largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs, with topic tracks related to the music, film, fashion, culinary and multi-disciplinary arts industries taking place on May 13-15, 2016.
Saper Law is excited to announce its new relationship with IBM Global Entrepreneur! IBM GE partners with organizations that can help IBM GE Members with overall market strategy and day-to-day business needs. Saper Law will offer its intellectual property, entertainment, media and business law services to IBM GE Members.
Saper Law recently assisted Margaret Small, a courtroom sketch artist, negotiate a copyright licensing agreement with Warner Brothers. For the last 40 years, Margaret has served as a sketch artist for numerous high profile trials, included the recent Michael Jordan v. Dominick’s right of publicity trial. However, it was her work in the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger that caught the attention of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner Bros. approached Margaret for licensing some of her unique sketches of the Bulger trial for inclusion in a feature-length documentary centered around the capture and trial of the infamous mobster. Continue Reading
Daliah Saper has been accepted into Business.com's Market Expert Program as a legal contributor. The Market Expert Program is an elite group of industry experts that regularly contribute their valuable knowledge and insight to Business.com's audience of 30M+ entrepreneurs and executives which rely on Business.com to acquire knowledge, products, and services they need to run their businesses. Stay tuned for links to articles written with you and your business in mind!
Crain’s Chicago Business interviewed Chad Nold, Associate Attorney at Saper Law Offices, for a May 20th article about a recent lawsuit filed against Martha Stewart’s media company. The lawsuit, filed by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, alleges that Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia breached its contractual obligations by failing to pay certain agreed upon rates for printing the magazines Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings. The issue arose after Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia outsourced publishing functions for the magazines to Meredith, an Iowa media company. According to the suit, upon taking over these functions, Meredith refused to pay Donnelley the same Continue Reading
Saper Law Offices will be participating in the first virtual fair for domains, hosting, and SEO on Thursday July 24th, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the virtual Webfair, learn more about Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law, and Saper Law Offices in a fun and interactive way. Although a “virtual” experience, the event provides real-world networking opportunities. The platform facilitates life-like engagement by allowing users to interact with each other through customizable avatars. Users may “walk” around the fair and view the various virtual exhibits. Come find the Saper Law booth and communicate with us through the Continue Reading