Also referred to as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), a confidentiality agreement is a legally binding and voluntary contract through which parties agree to keep certain sensitive information private. Lynnette Ariathurai is a business lawyer who has experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing NDAs for companies. If you have any specific questions or concerns about such an agreement, we are here to help. For a strictly private, no obligation initial consultation with a California confidential business agreement lawyer, please contact our Fremont office today.
A confidentiality agreement is a broad term used to describe a type of contract whereby parties agree to keep certain sensitive information private. A confidentiality agreement may be a standalone contract or it may be included as a provision within a more comprehensive agreement. Most often, confidentiality agreements are used to protect trade secrets or other proprietary information. An NDA may be signed by a business partner, employee, or another company.
Our California business lawyer can help your company with a full range of legal issues related to confidentiality agreements. You need to be confident that any NDA signed by you or on behalf of your business effectively protects your best interests. Along with other things, we help you with:
Assuming it is well-drafted and complies with all the requirements of California law, an NDA is a legally binding contract. If a party breaches the confidentiality agreement, they can be held liable. NDAs may contain a liquidated damages clause. Although parties that violate the terms of a valid confidentiality agreement could be liable for other damages as well, potentially including legal costs.
Confidentiality agreements are complicated. Before you sign an NDA, it is imperative that you know that the agreement conforms to the requirements of California law and that it effectively protects your business’ rights and interests. Our business lawyer Lynnette Ariathurai can help, by:
Lynnette Ariathurai has the skills and experience to assist you with drafting, negotiating, and reviewing confidential agreements. Contact us today to arrange a fully private NDA consultation. We provide legal services throughout the surrounding area, including in Fremont. Newark, Hayward, East Bay, Milpitas, Union City, San Leandro, San Jose, and Santa Clara.