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David
If you have a council of lawyers, you have my sympathy
and I can't imagine how you get any work done.
Gary

On 29 Sep 2005 at 12:26, David Fisher wrote:

> Good question.
> 
> According to my legal council, as long as there is no "non-compete"
> agreement Which usually only applies to firm share holders or "owners"
> 
> I was not an owner as the buy in provisions were, frankly, ridiculous.
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> So:
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> When I left my last job, quite a few of the firms clients came to the
> new firm.
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> It is important to note, however, that I brought most, if not all of
> the those clients into the firm in the first place.
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> David L. Fisher  SE  PE
> Senior Principal 
> Fisher + Partners Structural Engineers inc
> 372 West Ontario 
> Chicago 60610         
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> 312.573.1701
> 312.573.1726 fax
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> www.fpse.com         
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> David L. Fisher  SE  PE
> Director
> Head of Design and Construction
> Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd
> 75 Fort Street
> Georgetown Grand Cayman BWI
> mobile 312.622.0409
> www.ccgch.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Maynard [mailto:davemaynard(--nospam--at)ceincorp.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 2:17 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Question of Ethics
> 
> An engineer is resigning from their current employer and looks to
> either enter the consulting field on their own, or go to work for
> another employer.
> 
> Where and when is there an issue of "stealing clients of the former
> employer" and a violation of the Engineer's Code of Ethics?  I've read
> the document and I can't seem to decipher the issue.  I just want to
> make sure I'm clear about the situation for my integrity and
> protection as well as for others who may be going through something
> similar.
> 
> Dave Maynard, PE
> 
> P.S. - I don't like legal documents like this that leave itself open
> for A LOT of interpretation. -- No virus found in this outgoing
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