Calgary Excessive Contract Terms Lawyer

Neufeld Legal P.C. - Christopher Neufeld
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Legal counsel for over-the-top business contracts and excessive contractual terms in Calgary, Alberta.

In this highly litigious world that we presently find ourselves, many contracts have become excessive in their imposition of legal obligations and restrictions, to the point that many of these contracts are clearly over-the-top.

And what makes this situation even worse is the fact that when one party is capable of dictating the contractual terms (i.e., an employer in an employment agreement), the contracts tend to be clearly one-sided and contain provisions that no one would willingly agree to if they had the ability to practically negotiate. However, the circumstances tend to be take it or leave, with no true ability to negotiate equitable alterations to the agreement (even if those one-sided provisions would not stand up in a court-of-law).

As such, it is important that you obtain legal counsel with respect to these oftentimes over-the-top business contracts, such that you understand your legal rights and how best to proceed with respect to these potentially excessive legal terms (which oftentimes aren't even legally enforceable).

For knowledgeable and experienced legal representation as to excessive contractual terms and provisions in Calgary and Alberta, contact contract lawyer Christopher Neufeld at 403-400-4092 or via email at

  Non-Solicitation Agreement
Contracts should be made specific to the particular circumstances of the business arrangement, as opposed to simply attempting to rely on a generic template that is not designed to advance your company's financial interests, hence the significance of a contract lawyer drafting a non-solicitation agreement.
Clauses often seen in such contracts might include some variant of:
"Either alone or in association with others (i) solicit, or encourage any organization directly or indirectly controlled by the Employee to solicit, any employee of Entrust or any of its subsidiaries to leave the employ of Entrust or any of its subsidiaries, (ii) solicit for employment, hire or engage as an independent contractor, or permit any organization directly or indirectly controlled by the Employee to solicit for employment, hire or engage as an independent contractor, any person who was employed by Entrust or any of its subsidiaries at any time during the term of the Employee's employment with Entrust or any of its subsidiaries."

Contract Lawyer Christopher Neufeld is a corporate commercial solicitor admitted to practice law in Alberta and Ontario (Canada) and New York (U.S.A.).  Christopher's legal practice focuses primarily on business law, in particular corporate commercial transactions and contract drafting and negotiations. Operating from Calgary [705 - 120 Silvercreek Close NW, Calgary, Alberta]; Toronto [1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario] and Burlington [719 Catalina Crescent, Burlington, Ontario]. For more information on corporate purchase and sale transactions in Canada visit © 2014.

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