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If you are no longer an owner of the company then this could not be competition or solicitation.
Let me know if you need further clarification.
I cannot review the contract but if you are not employed by that corporation and do not own shares in it and especially since the client told you that they had only been with your employer to be with you and given that you are not even benefiting from this at all, I just don't see this as solicitation or competition.
I don't see how they can successfully claim that.
I cannot speak on the phone with you. The rules of my law society don't permit that as you are not my client.
I am going to bed now but if you need further clarification I will answer again in the morning.
Not if it could be shown you did this to get around the agreement.
Yes they would have to prove it.