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Nothing in Texas prohibits you from a new LLC and new partners.The problem would be the noncompete.Assuming it is limited in scope to say Montana then it would not be a problem.You need to check it here an see what it says.It would be very tough to enforce an out of state noncompete as you have distance and the fact you really aren't a competitor with a Montana entity.
Montana cases in your favor here.
Montana - Non-compete clauses are not enforceable except with the sale of a business or the dissolution of a partnership. Montana courts also do not generally uphold non-solicitation clauses. Still, Montana employers can still execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement to prevent the disclosure or use of confidential information and trade secrets by employees.
You could try for a release here from the Montana LLC and sell/give up your shares as a means to resolve it for sure.
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