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I'm Robert Wood, a Texas litigation attorney. I have handled matters involving Texas non-compete agreements for nearly 30 years. I use this blog to help Texas employers and workers understand the common misconceptions surrounding the enforcement of non-competes in Texas. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message or give me a call at 469-754-2812.


Texas Contract & Noncompete Disputes Blog

robert-wood Over the past decade Attorney Robert Wood has published hundreds of articles on the Texas Contract & Noncompete Disputes Blog, establishing himself as an authority on Texas noncompete law. If you want to gain a better understanding of how noncompete and other contractual issues are handled in the Texas courts, you’re in the right place.

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Texas Physician Contract Review Lawyers

August 1, 2021 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Physician Employment Contracts

I Should Have Hired a Lawyer! And Six Other Physician Employment Contract Blunders to Avoid… According to data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), there are more than 950,000 professional active physicians in the United States, including nearly 62,000 in the state of Texas alone. Each year, many of these physicians change jobs and…

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Why Using a Free Template for Your Texas Non-Compete Agreement Is a Bad Idea

July 30, 2021 / By Robert Wood
Non Compete Agreements in Texas

In today’s global and ever-changing business world, employers and employees have several types of contracts to consider. One of these is non-compete agreements. These extraordinarily important contracts significantly impact both parties and should always be created by experienced attorneys.   In some legal circumstances, legal templates can be helpful. However, they are not effective for non-compete…

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Calculating a Noncompete’s Geographic Scope: By Driving Distance, Or “As The Crow Flies”?

July 12, 2021 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Non Compete Agreements in Texas

This is a topic that occasionally comes up with respect to geographic limits on Texas noncompetes. If the noncompete provision contains a 10-mile geographic scope, does that mean ten miles measured in driving distance or ten miles through the air? Sometimes, this is an important distinction, because a particular point might be ten miles away…

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Physician Contract Negotiation

December 20, 2018 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Physician Employment Contracts

10 PRO Tips for Negotiating Your Physician Employment Contract Whether you are an experienced physician or you just out of residency, you need to know how to negotiate a proper employment contract. Unfortunately, many physicians make serious mistakes when negotiating the terms of their employment, thereby putting themselves in a vulnerable position. Negotiating a physician…

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How Specifically Must a Trade Secret Be Identified Under Texas Law?

February 8, 2017 / By Robert Wood
Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

In Texas, a business and/or employer can bring a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets if a competitor or employee acquires a business’s trade secrets improperly or uses them without permission.  Tantamount to establishing a misappropriation of trade secrets claim is establishing that a trade secret, in fact, existed. Under Texas law, a “trade secret”…

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Can A Noncompete Be Extended If It Is Violated?

February 3, 2017 / By Robert Wood
Non Compete Agreements in Texas

Many noncompete cases are filed after an employer learns that an ex-employee is violating his covenant not to compete. Sometimes, an ex-employee competes for several months before an employer discovers that the ex-employee is doing so. This is especially possible in an age in which much commerce is done via the internet. Thus, by the…

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