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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Make Sure to Define ‘Confidential’

As the business world has turned increasingly tech-savvy, more and more employees—even run-of-the-mill support staff—are exposed to what businesses consider “confidential, proprietary, or trade secrets.” To protect the business, many employers have been advised by their attorneys to require employees to sign confidentiality agreements at the time of being hired by the business. And many […]

Steven L. Simas is AV Preeminate Rated

Steven L. Simas, owner and founder of Simas & Associates, Ltd., has been designated AV® Preeminate™ peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell. A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating reflects a combination of achieving a very high general ethical standards rating and, similarly, a very high legal ability numerical rating. “I am humbled and honored,” explained Mr. Simas. The […]

Restrictive Covenant Law Lessons in HBO’s Silicon Valley

Have you been laughing and cringing along with Silicon Valley on HBO? This half-hour comedy skewers the achievements and missteps of a technology startup, and the eccentric characters they encounter along the way. Set in the famous, eponymous region of northern California, Silicon Valley is an audacious comedy, and many of the situations that the […]

Options After Temporary Restraining Order is Issued

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a form of extraordinary emergency relief granted by the court to preserve the status quo to the requesting party. The requesting party must show must show that denial will result in irreparable injury to the moving party before the matter can be heard on notice (i.e. 16 court days). Thus, […]


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