We Help Businesses and Individuals with Confidentiality Agreements in California
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.
Understanding Confidentiality Agreements (Non-Disclosure Agreements)
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.
We Help Clients with Drafting, Negotiating, and Reviewing Confidentiality Agreements
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:
- Drafting and negotiation confidentiality contracts
- Specifying the precise scope of a non-disclosure agreement
- Ensuring compliance with California law (the state bans NDAs for workplace harassment settlement agreements)
- Addressing actual or alleged violations of a company’s non-disclosure agreements
What to Know About Issues Related to Breaking NDAs and Other Confidentiality Agreements
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.
How Lawyer Lynnette Ariathurai Can Help You with Confidentiality Agreements
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:
- Reviewing the proposed NDA and answering your questions during a confidential consultation
- Drafting or reviewing the confidentiality agreement for companies as necessary
- Advising your business on the advantages and disadvantages of a particular NDA
- Developing a comprehensive legal strategy to help you secure the best outcome for your business
Speak to Our California Confidential Agreement Attorney Today
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.