McLane’s Andrew P. Botti Argues in New York Times Blog That Non-Compete Agreements Protect Small Businesses

Andrew P. Botti, a Director of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association participated in The New York Times “Room for Debate” blog on whether or not businesses should be allowed to have new employees sign noncompete agreements.

Room for Debate is an Op-Ed forum to which The New York Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues.
A former Chairman of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), and practicing attorney for over 22 years, Mr. Botti supports the right of Massachusetts companies to choose for themselves whether to use non-compete agreements to protect their intellectual property and other confidential business information.

Mr. Botti is the author of “Free Market Competition or Treason? Employee Duty of Loyalty, A Precis for the Corporate Executive,” which contains a history of legislative efforts to change the non-compete law in Massachusetts.

Read his contribution to the debate at “Room for Debate”.

Mr. Botti can be reached at or at McLane’s Woburn office at 781-904-2692.

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