Confidentiality Agreements

Some folks believe that just printing off a form non-disclosure agreement from an Internet site is all that is required in this context. Nothing could be further from the truth. First, there are a variety of contexts within which one might want to use a non-disclosure agreement and some of those forms might be overkill. Secondly, many forms do not necessarily differentiate between trade secrets and confidential information – this distinction may be required in order to derive adequate protection. Lastly, technical precision of language is often critical to the success of these documents as well as understanding the governing law. Form documents often fail in this regard. Working with the long-tested documents the Firm has employed is not only a cost-effective approach to handing your confidential relationships, but may be the only effective choice you have depending upon where you are looking.