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Sarah Horstmann, Melissa Muro LaMere, and Bill Pentelovitch to Present on Noncompetition Agreements for Minnesota CLE Webcast

February 6, 2020

Sarah Horstmann, Melissa Muro LaMere, and Bill Pentelovitch, partners in Maslon's Litigation Group, will present Minnesota CLE's "Business Disputes: Noncompetition Agreements – The 'Reasonable' Restraint of Trade" webcast on February 6, 2020. In the presentation, Sarah, Melissa, and Bill will provide an overview of the factors that Minnesota courts look at when determining the validity and enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Bill is a business trial lawyer with over 45 years of experience who has tried hundreds of business disputes before judges, juries, or arbitrators, and who also has argued dozens of appeals in state and federal courts. For more than three decades he has practiced nationally in the areas of non-compete, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation, and he has tried and won intellectual property licensing and royalty disputes collectively involving over one billion dollars. In addition, Bill is a leading trial lawyer in Minnesota in the area of ownership and governance disputes in closely-held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships.

Sarah represents clients in complex litigation matters, including business torts and contract disputes, with a particular emphasis on non-competition and trade secret litigation. She has extensive experience helping clients protect their valuable business assets when an employee, a former employee, or a competitor steals confidential information or violates a non-competition or non-solicitation covenant. Sarah has practiced in state and federal courts across the country as well as the Minnesota appellate courts and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Melissa enjoys working with clients to protect and grow their business in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on the full spectrum of employment counseling and litigation matters in addition to business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices. Melissa also maintains a robust pro bono practice, primarily serving as counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota in litigation involving individual constitutional rights and government transparency.

For more information or to register, go to: Minnesota CLE, "Business Disputes: Noncompetition Agreements - The 'Reasonable' Restraint of Trade."

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