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"Professional Exemptions" To Non-Compete Agreements In Alabama

By William Stewart and Robert McKnight, Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt, LLC


“There are multitudes of businesses, but few professions.” So declared the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals in a decision from 1980.


Generally speaking, professionals are exempt from the acceptable restraints of non-compete agreements as governed by Alabama’s restrictive covenant law. Yet who counts as a professional in the state?


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