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Kutak Rock Attorneys Author Article in Minnesota Physician: The New Noncompete Agreement Laws

News | August 14, 2023

Jennifer A. Forbes and Benjamin J. Kramer, attorneys in Kutak Rock’s Minneapolis office, authored an article in Minnesota Physician entitled: “The New Noncompete Agreement Laws” with advice for physicians dealing with employment agreements.

On July 1, Minnesota became one of an increasing number of states to ban noncompete covenants in employment agreements (joining states such as California, North Dakota, and Illinois). The article discusses how Minnesota physicians and other providers who sign new contracts on or after July 1 will have greater freedom as their employers will not be able to restrict their ability to practice elsewhere after termination. This will undoubtedly increase providers’ mobility and the competition between practices and health systems for new talent. The article also discusses strategies group practices may take to manage the fallout from this new law.

Read the full article here.

Jennifer has over 30 years of experience counseling businesses, physicians, physician group practices, nonprofits and other healthcare providers. She is skilled in condensing complex legal and regulatory issues into straightforward, practical legal advice. She handles complex business transactions including business formation, financing, and planning, intellectual property protection, employment agreements, contracting and joint ventures, and licensing agreements, sales, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions. Jennifer also provides guidance and training on Stark, Antikickback, HIPAA and other compliance issues.

Ben represents public and private companies as well as nonprofit entities in the areas of corporate, real estate, and healthcare law in complex commercial transactions involving entity formation, business structuring, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate finance, compliance, and general commercial contract drafting and negotiation. Ben’s real estate practice includes assisting clients in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, sale-leasebacks, representation of national and local landlords and tenants, financings and tax credit projects.