For over 15 years, we've worked with companies to comply with federal and Michigan employment law requirements, as well as representing individuals whose employment law rights have been violated. Our employment law concentration allows us to provide companies with cost-effective strategies to avoid or minimize litigation. And our employment law experience allows us to provide individuals with insightful and thorough representation when it comes to discrimination claims.
Since 2001, we have been responsible for drafting and enforcing reasonable noncompete agreements, as well as defending against overbroad restrictions. We also regularly review noncompete restrictions to provide a rigorous assessment about the enforceability of a restriction or to determine if starting a business or pursuing new employment opportunities would likely violate the noncompete agreement. Contact us for a consultation about Michigan noncompete law.
July 2018 – In a suit involving the alleged breach of non-compete agreements and other claims, Jason Shinn represented represented Defendants in responding to a motion for preliminary injunction. Plaintiff asked the court for a broad ban covering all of Michigan, which the Court declined to grant. More about this defense is available here.
February 2018 – Jason Shinn represented at trial a Michigan corporation sued by a shareholder for minority oppression. After an earlier ruling in favor of Mr. Shinn’s client over the enforcement of the shareholder agreement, the matter went to trial over the valuation for the shareholder’s buy-out. Half-way through trial, the shareholder agreed to settle for a confidential amount, which was less than half of what was originally claimed.
January 2018 – The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision dismissing our client’s unjust enrichment claim brought in a class action and arising out of Michigan’s Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act. Jason Shinn argued the case before the Appeals Court and a copy of the opinion is available here.
December 2017 – After a two-day jury trial in a dispute between the Township of West Bloomfield’s building department and a developer, Jason Shinn successfully defended against three of four zoning related violations (the fourth charge was a misdemeanor for failing to obtain a building permit). More importantly, these criminal charges are the subject of a federal action against the Township for violations of Constitutional Rights and related claims.
August 2017 – We settled a Michigan Whistleblower claim filed in Ottawa County Circuit Court on behalf of a former restuarant employee. After having successfully defeated the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law and obtaining over $5,000 in sanctions/attorney fees, the defendant offered to settle weeks before trial for a confidential amount.
July 2017 – Prior to suing, we successfully negotiated a confidential settlement involving sexual harassment claims on behalf of our client. We highlighted anticipated evidence favorable to our client along with comparable verdicts to obtain an amount our client was happy to accept.
About Shinn Legal
Shinn Legal, PLC is a Michigan-based law firm. The attorneys at Shinn Legal are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their current and evolving needs.
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Jason M. Shinn
Jason Shinn is a Michigan licensed attorney. Since 2001, Mr. Shinn’s legal experience includes representing privately held companies, publicly traded companies, as well as start-up companies in numerous industries, including manufacturing, Internet and e-commerce, finance, health, technology, and telecommunications.