NonCompete Law
About Craig W. Trepanier - Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney

Minnesota non-compete attorney Craig W. Trepanier of the Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. law firm routinely handles matters involving Minnesota non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, restrictive covenants, and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets.

As a Minnesota non-compete attorney, Mr. Trepanier regularly advises both employers and employees on the enforceability of non-compete agreements, helps draft and revise such agreements, and counsels employees and their prospective employers on whether accepting a new job would breach a non-compete agreement.

Mr. Trepanier has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer, a designation granted to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys.  The independent lawyer ranking service AVVO.com ranks him as "Superb." Mr. Trepanier graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and has practiced law since 1994. 

Mr. Trepanier's courtroom experience as a Minnesota non-compete attorney includes litigating the following claims:

  • unfair competition
  • breach of non-compete contracts
  • motions for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and other injunctive relief
  • misappropriation of trade secrets under the Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • breach of fiduciary duty and an employee's common law duty of loyalty
  • violation of the Minnesota Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • business defamation and trade disparagement
  • equitable accounting, unjust enrichment, and disgorgement of profits
  • tortious interference with contractual relations and prospective business advantage
  • theft of customer lists and unlawful interference with customer relationships
  • violation of the federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • business torts involving unfair competition between employers, employees, and competitors

Mr. Trepanier routinely represents both employers and employees in the Minnesota state and federal courts to obtain or defend against motions for injunctive relief such as emergency Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), temporary injunctions, and preliminary injunctions involving Minnesota non-compete agreements.

As a Minnesota non-compete attorney, Mr. Trepanier serves as local litigation counsel for law firms located outside of the State of Minnesota in Minnesota non-compete disputes, including representation of Fortune 500 companies.
Whether you are an employer or employee, Mr. Trepanier can help you:

  • draft your Minnesota non-compete agreement
  • negotiate changes to your Minnesota non-compete agreement
  • advise an employer or employee on the legal enforceability of their Minnesota non-compete agreement
  • draft a "cease and desist" letter to enforce a Minnesota non-compete agreement
  • start a lawsuit to enforce a Minnesota non-compete agreement against a former employee
  • bring a motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to enforce a Minnesota non-compete agreement
  • defend an employee in a Minnesota unfair competition lawsuit brought by a former employer
  • defend a company that has been sued for hiring an employee with a Minnesota non-compete agreement

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. currently has four attorneys and one legal assistant and has the experience and resources necessary to aggressively handle your Minnesota non-compete lawsuit.

How to Contact Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Contact Minnesota non-compete attorney Craig W. Trepanier to schedule an Initial Minnesota Non-Compete Legal Consultation.  The consultation covers up to two (2) hours of legal assistance for the flat fee of $500.  Please read the terms and conditions here.  You may fill out the online form or contact Craig W. Trepanier by telephone or e-mail as follows:

Craig W. Trepanier, Esq.
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55415
Phone:  612-455-0502
Fax:  612-455-0501

More Information About Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney Biography:  Craig W. Trepanier is the co-founder and President of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  His complete professional biography on the www.trepanierlaw.com website can be accessed here.

Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney Super Lawyers Profile:  Craig W. Trepanier has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, an award given to only 5% of the lawyers in the State of Minnesota.  Visit his Super Lawyers profile.

Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney AVVO.com Profile:  Craig W. Trepanier has been rated as “Superb” by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service.  To learn more about Craig's practice, including case histories, articles, seminars, and presentations, see his AVVO.com profile.

Non-Compete Articles Authored by Minnesota Non-Compete Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Minnesota non-compete attorney Craig W. Trepanier has written and spoken about non-compete agreements.  Some of his recent articles and presentations are highlighted below:

Non-Compete Agreements: Can They Be Assigned Under Minnesota Law? (Craig W. Trepanier & James C. MacGillis, The Hennepin Lawyer August 2009).  This article discusses whether a non-compete agreement can be assigned under Minnesota law as part of an asset sale, stock sale, or corporate merger and includes a discussion of the most important Minnesota court decisions regarding the assignability of non-compete agreements.

Non-Compete Agreements:  Are They Assignable Under Minnesota Law (www.trepanierlaw.com website September 2009).  This article is an expanded version of the article published in The Hennepin Lawyer regarding the assignability of non-compete agreements under Minnesota law.

The Assignability of Non-Compete Agreements in Minnesota (Craig W. Trepanier & James C. MacGillis, West Continuing Legal Education October 2009).  Minnesota non-compete attorneys Craig W. Trepanier and James C. MacGillis presented a Continuing Legal Education Seminar discussing whether non-compete agreements can be assigned under Minnesota law.  This CLE can be viewed via webcast by clicking on the link above.

Seventh Circuit Expands Protection of Confidential Information.  This article summarizes the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in IDX Systems Corp. v. Epic System Corp., 285 F.3d 581 (7th Cir. 2002), which held that an employer can protect information that does not rise to the level of a "trade secret" through a contractual non-disclosure agreement with its employee.

Minnesota Trade Secrets Law:  Visit www.minnesotatradesecretslaw.com
a website addressing non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, breach of the common law duty of loyalty, and misappropriation of trade secrets under Minnesota law, including claims under the Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

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Minnesota non-compete attorney Craig W. Trepanier of the Minnesota non-compete law firm of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota represents both employers and individual employees in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota area regarding Minnesota non-compete agreements, Minnesota non-competition agreements, Minnesota non-solicitation agreements, Minnesota non-disclosure agreements, Minnesota non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, Minnesota confidentiality agreements, Minnesota unfair competition, Minnesota tortious interference, Minnesota temporary restraining orders (TROs), Minnesota temporary injunctions, Minnesota preliminary injunctions, Minnesota cease and desist letters, Minnesota non-compete lawsuits, and Minnesota non-compete litigation.  Minnesota non-compete lawyer Craig W. Trepanier represents clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brainerd, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Mankato, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Moorhead, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Twin Cities, Woodbury and other cities within the State of Minnesota (MN) (Minn.).