Chicago, IL asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Law and Business Formation for Illinois

Q: I have a non-solicitation agreement as a contractor in Illinois. I would like to start an LLC under my wife's name.

Would I be in violation of that non-solicitation agreement if she is the owner of the business that will directly compete with my current employer? I will definitely be working for this new company. The non-solicitation agreement expires after 2 years. Thank you!

1 Lawyer Answer
Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, it is highly likely. However, a definitive answer is dependent on the precise language of the non-solicitation agreement with your previous employer. That being the case, I recommend organizing the non-solicitation agreement and any other information you believe is relevant to this situation, and consulting with an attorney to get a definitive answer.

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