The second and third exceptions, which apply only to the dissolution of a partnership or LLC, allow for the same restriction, even if the transaction does not continue. Often, business owners simply decide to dissolve a business when a major participant retires instead of trying to sue it as it is. However, one or more of the owners may intend to start a similar or competitive business shortly after the dissolution or to work for a similar or competitive business, rather than simply continuing the existing business. In order to prevent an owner from entering the same type of business immediately after dissolution, other owners may require that all or certain owners not be able to create a business or work for a business that would have been competitive with the dissolution transaction by adding a non-competition regime to the dissolution or transaction agreement of the business. It is likely that enterprise agreements for limited liability companies that contain provisions requiring outgoing members to resell their shares in the business for little less than fair value (i.e. without paying goodwill), but that they are nevertheless required not to face competition, in theory, that such a transaction is covered and authorized by Section 16602.5. In particular, those who enter into enterprise agreements with such clauses seem to consider that a transaction in which a member voluntarily withdraws his shares and resells them to the company falls within the exception, the non-competition clauses “on or pending … termination of its shares in the limited liability company. Alliances that are generally not in competition are non-friendly in California`s public order. Kelton v.
Stravinsky, 138 Cal. App. 4. 941, 949 (2006). California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 establishes the rule and provides that “any contract by which a person is deterred from a profession, business or business of any kind is non-ae.” Any agreement by an employee or an independent contractor not to compete with his employer after the termination of this activity is, by this standard, null and void. Bosley Medical Group/ Abramson, 161 Cal. App.