As a one of the few software attorneys and software licensing attorneys with a nationwide law practice representing clients across the United States I get calls every day from potential clients seeking software licensing legal advice and help with drafting and negotiating SaaS contracts, cloud agreements, software licenses and software licensing agreements.
The more and more individuals, software companies and developers I speak with the more I am astonished how personal service has gone out the door. Unfortunately, most lawyers bill by the hour and cannot simply call a client or meet with a client to discuss how their new software roll out or product offering is going.
My legal practice is geared toward personal client service and satisfaction. I find that the more time I put in with a client for free to learn about what they are doing or meeting or calling them to get pitched on a new product to get my opinion the more my clients are re-hiring me for additional legal assignments. I’m finding that the old adage you have to spend money to make money rings true with what I’m doing which is sometimes giving of my time freely with clients. I don’t feel in any way that I’m losing out or making less money. Rather, I truly believe the relationships that I am making with clients by not charging them for some of my time has been rewarding in so many ways that money cannot buy.
Here are some things which I believe distinguish me from other software licensing attorneys:
- In addition to practicing software law, I also started a SaaS software company with partners and continue to act as the company’s general counsel on all legal matters. Working with my SaaS company has been a transformative experience. What I have learned about growing, scaling and building a SaaS company is priceless. There has not been a single client who has come to me with a legal issue that I have not already seen and experienced in my own SaaS company.
- Accessibility/Service – I realized a while back that most are my clients are entrepreneurs getting companies off the ground on nights and weekends. The way that I outshine other software licensing attorneys is to make myself available by cell phone or texting morning, noon, night and on weekends. I also pride myself on calling my clients back within the hour of receiving their calls. Another way of distinguishing myself from other software attorneys is that I have only one phone, my cell phone. I encourage my clients to call me both during working and non-working hours and to text me when they need me. I can tell you that when I was a corporate trial attorney I don’t remember giving clients my cell phone number nor did clients call me at night or on weekends.
- How is your software licensing attorney going to bill your for his or legal fees? Most attorneys bill by the hour and take a hefty upfront retainer payment. I work with clients much differently. Billing by the hour creates total financial uncertainty for the client. A lawyer can estimate how much time it will take to complete a project but there are no guarantees. I bill my clients a one time upfront fixed fee to do their legal work. This way the client knows to the penny what they are going to be charged.
- Who is going to be performing the legal work on your software licensing legal matter? You need to understand once you sign a retainer agreement what level of attorney will be performing your work. Are you paying for a $450 hour partner only to have his or her junior associate do all of the work? When a client retains me they can be assured that I will be personally doing all of their legal work.
Andrew S. Bosin is a New Jersey based SaaS Software Licensing Attorney representing companies, developers, vendors and service providers across the United States in connection with the negotiation, drafting and preparation of SaaS, software license, software development and software licensing agreements.
Please call Andrew for a free legal consultation at 201-446-9643 | www.njbusiness-attorney.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Software Attorney and Software Licensing Lawyer Andrew S. Bosin is located in New Jersey just outside of New York City and has a nationwide Software Licensing Law Legal Practice serving clients in New Jersey, New York, Buffalo, Queens, Manhattan, New York City, Westchester County, Islip, Oyster Bay, Rochester, Utica, New Rochelle, Tonawanda, White Plains, Binghamton, Saratoga Springs, Rockland County, Brooklyn, Long Island, Albany, Syracuse, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Bronx, Staten Island, Allentown, Scranton, Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, College Station, Boston, Hartford, Providence, Connecticut, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas, Florida, Ohio, California, Austin, Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, San Antonio, Austin, San Diego, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Houston, Salt Lake City, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Provo, Portland, San Jose, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Broward County, Dade County, Newark, Delaware, College Park, MD, Cook County, Phoenix, Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City, Raleigh, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Boise, Eugene, Manchester, Burlington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rhode Island, Boca Raton, Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, Reston, McLean, Cambridge, Quincy, Riverside, San Bernadino, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Orlando, Las Vegas, Round Rock, San Marcos, Louisville, Richmond, Tempe, Southbend, Bloomington, Knoxville, Oxford, Tuscon, Long Beach, Ames, Ft. Collins, Lawrence, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Champaign, Oklahoma City, Birmingham, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Mobile, Alabama, Utah, Washington, Seattle, Oregon, Portland, Eugene, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Wake County, King County, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, San Mateo County, Contra Costa County, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Mecklenburg County, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Boynton Beach, Orange County, Palo Alto, Harris County, Waco, Columbia, Missouri, Tarrant County, Bucks County, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Burlington, Portland, Maine, Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Cambridge, London, Paris, UK, England, Dublin, Scotland, Edinborough, Amsterdam, Germany, Munich, Berlin, Madrid, EU, European Union, Spain, Austria, Vienna, Geneva.