Minnesota Trade Secrets Law
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About Minnesota Trade Secrets Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. is a law firm located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota in the historic Flour Exchange Building.  The firm's offices are adjacent to the United States federal courthouse and two blocks away from the Hennepin County courthouse.

The firm's President and co-founder, Craig W. Trepanier, is an experienced and knowledgeable Minnesota trade secrets attorney who handles non-compete, trade secrets, and unfair competition matters.

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."

If you would like to schedule an initial legal consultation concerning your Minnesota trade secrets law question, please read the Terms and Conditions and contact the firm.

Mr. Trepanier routinely handles matters involving non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, anti-raiding covenants, and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets under Minnesota law.

Mr. Trepanier's experience includes litigating claims under the Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the common law duty of loyalty, deceptive trade practices, violation of the Minnesota Deceptive Trade Practices Act, unfair competition, business defamation and trade disparagement, unjust enrichment, tortious interference with contractual relations, tortious interference with prospective business advantage, unlawful interference with customer relationships, disgorgement of business profits, equitable accounting, violation of the federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, and related 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 (TRO's), temporary injunctions, preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctive relief surrounding the protection of trade secrets and confidential information under Minnesota law.

Mr. Trepanier serves as local litigation counsel for law firms located outside of the State of Minnesota in trade secrets disputes.

Mr. Trepanier represents both corporations and individuals.  He can effectively help you:

  • draft your company's Minnesota confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement
  • draft your company's Minnesota trade secrets protection plan
  • revise or negotiate changes to your Minnesota non-disclosure agreement
  • review whether your non-disclosure agreement is legally enforceable under Minnesota law  
  • counsel an employer seeking to hire an individual who might possess another party's trade secrets
  • help prevent a former employee from misappropriating your company's trade secrets by drafting a "cease and desist" letter, starting a lawsuit under the Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and/or bringing an emergency motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to protect the trade secrets
  • defend an employee and/or the new employer against such a lawsuit or motion for TRO
  • serve as local counsel for law firms outside of the State of Minnesota

How to Contact Minnesota Trade Secrets Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Contact Minnesota trade secrets attorney Craig W. Trepanier for an initial legal consultation about your Minnesota trade secrets question.

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 Trade Secrets Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Craig W. Trepanier 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.

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

Craig W. Trepanier 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.

Trade Secrets Articles Authored by Minnesota Trade Secrets Attorney Craig W. Trepanier:

Minnesota trade secrets attorney Craig W. Trepanier of the Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. law firm has written and spoken about trade secrets, confidential information, and 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 as part of an asset sale, stock sale, or corporate merger.  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 NonCompete Law: For questions about Minnesota non-compete agreements, visit www.minnesotanoncompetelaw.com
, a website authored by Minnesota non-compete attorney Craig W. Trepanier that addresses Minnesota non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and restrictive covenants, including claims for breach of contract, unfair competition, and injunctive relief.

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Minnesota trade secrets attorney Craig W. Trepanier of the Minnesota trade secrets law firm of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota represents 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 confidentiality agreements, misappropriation of Minnesota trade secrets, theft of Minnesota trade secrets, the Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Minnesota unfair competition, Minnesota tortious interference, Minnesota temporary restraining orders (TROs), Minnesota temporary injunctions, Minnesota preliminary injunctions, Minnesota cease and desist letters, Minnesota trade secrets lawsuits, and Minnesota trade secrets litigation 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.).