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Best SaaS Contracts Lawyers 2022 - Complete Guide

Top 19 SaaS Contracts Attorneys and Platforms Compared

When do I need a SaaS Contracts Lawyer?

One of the first tasks for an early stage SaaS company is getting a legal structure and documents in order. This includes Terms of Service, a Privacy Policy, and various agreements and contracts. SaaS and Internet law can have its own nuances so it is recommended you hire and work with a SaaS focused attorney.

You may be able to get started initially using and modifying templates like a SaaS Software Reseller Agreement, SaaS Referral Agreement, or SaaS Contractor Evaluation Form.

Basecamp has also open sourced on Github their Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and several other SaaS specific agreements under the Creative Commons Attribution license - i.e. you are free to use and modify the agreements as long as you include an attribution noting what the agreements are based on.

The guide includes a range of pricing options from straightforward, project based contract work with an individual SaaS focused lawyer to firms focused on scaling fast growing startups and catering to all of their legal needs.

What to Look for When Hiring a SaaS Lawyer

Whether you plan to hire a lawyer from a platform pool, or a private attorney with SaaS experience, here are a few things to look for:

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    Your legal partner should be able to provide verifiable credentials and a list of industry achievements and awards demonstrating competency.
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    The attorney you hire should have the type of experience and knowledge you need, specializing in your industry or niche market. This can go beyond just SaaS.
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    A best-fit partner for you may be a lone wolf attorney working from a rented office. Or, they may be one of 100 partners in a huge law firm. The important thing is to make sure the size of the agency can devote the necessary time to helping you get your contracts and agreements in order.
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    Finally, it may come down to money. Look for someone who is upfront and transparent about fees and billing policies.

If you're in need of a tech lawyer for your business, read through the following reviews and comparisons of 19 SaaS Contracts Attorneys working in the United States and abroad.

Using a Platform vs. Hiring an Attorney Directly

There are two main ways of solving legal problems during the creation, launch and scaling phases of a software as a service (SaaS): 1) platforms, which connect legal experts with people seeking legal advice, and 2) working directly with an attorney. Both solutions have advantages and disadvantages.

Hiring an attorney to draft or review contracts is usually a wise move, regardless of which industry a company is part of. Entrepreneurs and business leaders working with limited budgets may find platforms, such as Upwork and Upcounsel (both reviewed below), are less expensive than a traditional lawyer.  This is due to economies of scale and practically zero overhead for the freelance attorneys offering their services. Platforms also have user reviews which may help in your vetting process and also give some level of comfort in case issues arise.

Searching for "Legal" and "SaaS Contracts" on Upwork brings up a full list of legal help from paralegal to full fledged attorneys at a wide variety of price points.

When it comes to finding an attorney that fits, some find it easier to get to know an attorney that they see face-to-face. These in-person meetings provide a friendliness factor that may make you feel more comfortable. Traditional attorneys tend to have set office hours and a staff to field calls, where crowd-sourced (i.e. platforms) legal service providers have flexible hours and communicate via email, text or video chat.

A one-off contract review or short term project may be more suited to a hiring platform, where establishing a direct relationship may make more sense if you have longer term legal needs. Some startup lawyers in the US may also provide services for equity vs. direct up front payment if your idea is well validated.

About the SaaS Contracts Lawyers in This Comparison

The companies in this round-up provide remote and in-person services. A handful are crowdsourced networks that connect legal experts with business leaders who need their help. You'll notice that some companies have a single location, while others have offices in multiple states and/or countries. All fall into the SaaS contracts attorney category. Many providers have experience running SaaS platforms, or providing legal services as an employee. The comparison suggests that crowdsourced networks and firms that are 100% internet-based provide lower price points. However, it is always best to get a quote before committing to a deal. So, without any further delay – here are the Saas Law Firms, in no particular order, that made the 2021 roundup.

So, without any further delay – here are the Saas Law Firms, in no particular order, that made the 2021 roundup. Want to update a listing or get your firm added to the list? Drop us a line.

Best SaaS Contracts Lawyers

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Bodle Law

Bodle Law provides UK and international software legal solutions across all industries. Founder, Irene Bodle has 15 years experience working with global enterprises, including Oracle and Bayer. She specializes in drafting and negotiating SaaS Contracts. Bodle practices in English and German.
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
IT Law, Software Contracts: Applicable Law, Jurisdiction & Language, Data Processing Agreement (DPA), Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Return of Data, Service Level Agreement (SLA), and Software Licensing

Silicon Valley Software Law

Silicon Valley Law is a global SaaS, technology and software business law firm. The firm's principal partner, Kristie Prinz also works at the Prinz Law Group (https://kristieprinz.com/), where she provides digital health and life sciences services and general counsel. Her primary focus is providing comprehensive legal support for small to mid-market SaaS companies, including startups.
Location:
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
SaaS and Software Licensing, Technology Transactions, Content Licensing, Trademark & Copyright Registration, Data Licensing & Use, Internet Transactions and IPRs.

Geoffrey G. Gussis, LLC

Geoffrey G. Gussis, LLC is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He negotiates, reviews and prepares technology contracts and agreements for SaaS platforms and businesses with an interest in these types of firms. Along with technlogy-focused services, Gussis is experienced in general business law and commercial law as it applies to startups and established entities.
Location:
New York City, New York/Brunswick, New Jersey (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
Software Licensing, SaaS Contracts, SOW, MSAs, Technology Development Agreements, Consulting & Service Agreements

Congelliere Law

Congelliere Law provides a broad array of services for entrepreneurs and well-established businesses. Comprehensive SaaS services including drafting documents, negotiating agreements and advising on data laws and regulations. The office also offers on-demand support for in-house IT legal teams during peak workflow periods.
Location:
Thousand Oaks, California (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
IP Assignment, MSAs, Reseller and VA Reseller Agreements, Data Integration Agreements, Vendor Contracts, Evergreen Renewals, SLAs

SaaS Contracts Lawyer

SaaS Contracts Lawyer principal, Andrew S. Bosin, brings a unique perspective to the SaaS legal services ecosystem. While building his legal practice, Andrew was involved with a partnership creating and building a software-as-a-service business. This experience helped him gain valuable insights into was is involved from creation to scaling an SaaS platform.
Location:
New York City, New York (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
Subscription Agreements (SSA), Master Services Agreements (MSA), EULAs, Software Development Agreements (SDA), SOW, SLAs, Reseller Agreements

Hansen Tong

Hansen Law Group practices SaaS law. Led by primary counselor Hansen Tong, the team works with online marketing companies, developers, entrepreneurs, affiliate marketers, and networks who need technology business law support and litigation representation. The firm has clients throughout the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia and Canada.
Location:
Santa Monica, California (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
SaaS Agreements, E-Commerce Law, Commercial Contracts, TOS, EULAs, Master Service Agreements, Affiliate Contracts, IPRs

BizCounsel

BizCounsel offers cost-effective legal services on a flat-fee, monthly subscription basis. They have three price tiers to accommodate diverse business models. The team of attorneys, paralegals and legal advisers provide clients with decades of experience across all business sectors, including internet-based startups and established enterprises.
Location:
Los Angeles, California (USA)
Price:
$199 to $1499/month
Employees:
15
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
Document: drafting, revision, review and contract negotiation

Buchwald and Associates

Buchwald & Associates is a legal startup firm serving US and international SaaS clientele. They have an excellent reputation among clients for tailoring SaaS agreements precisely to complement each client's business model while reducing litigation risk due to ambiguous contract terms.
Location:
New York, New York (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
IPRs, Drafting & Document Review, SLA, Website TOS & Privacy Agreements, Subscription SaaS Agreements

DPA Law Group

The DPA Law Group drafts, revises and reviews SaaS-related legal documents, helping clients follow best practices. They also offer a comprehensive array of other legal business services, including incorporation assistance and litigation support.
Location:
San Jose, California (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
4
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
Subscription Agreements, SLA, Sales & Vendor Contracts, Internet Protocol

Drason Law Firm

Drason Law Firm works with both SaaS providers and businesses considering an SaaS partnership on the consumer side. The firm develops, negotiates and executes SaaS contracts. The team also offers litigation representation.
Location:
San Jose, California (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
2
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
SaaS Agreements, SLA & Penalties Documents, Negotiates Renewal Policies, Reviews or Negotiates Discounts

Aber Law Firm

Aber Law Firm ONLY represents SaaS and software firms. They conduct business mostly over the internet, but do offer email and in-person consultation on request. The company offers a free consultation.
Location:
Austin, Texas (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
2
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
SaaS Agreements, Software Licensing Agreements, Software Development Agreements, SaaS Reseller Agreements, Software Litigation

KO Firm

KO partners specialize in corporation transactional and business law services. Collectively, their partners have decades of experience negotiating SaaS contracts, licensing agreements and IP protection plans.
Location:
Boulder, Denver, Colorado (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
39
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
Data Privacy & Security, Commercial Contracts, Subscription Services, IP Protection & Commercialization, Drafting & Negotiating Software Licenses, Document Review and General Business Consultancy

John P. O'Brien

John P. O'Brien, esquire, is a technology attorney. He provides a wide variety of technology-focused services, professional consulting and legal assistance to companies located in the United States. His SaaS service line includes drafting, negotiating and review agreements.
Location:
Rumson, New Jersey (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
1
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
SaaS (PaaS) Agreements, SLAs, Acceptance Contracts, IPRs, Subscription Service Agreements

Kronenberger Rosenfeld

Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP drafts and reviews all types of technology documents and agreements. Their approach includes a singular focus on creating multiple layers of protection against forced litigation. Request a quote or consultation online.
Location:
San Francisco, California (USA)
Price:
Not listed
Employees:
10
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
SLAs,TOS, Privacy Policies, IP/Content Licensing, SaaS Agreements, Technology Agreements

Upwork

Upwork is a global community boasting 10,000 diverse skill-sets delivered via hundreds of professional freelancers seeking work opportunities, many of those freelancers are legal services providers. The remote marketplace connects companies and freelancers through an on-line platform that facilitates vetting, price negotiations and project scope.
Location:
San Francisco, California (USA)
Price:
Negotiable
Employees:
96600
Type:
Hiring Platform
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ContractsCounsel

ContractsCounsel is a legal services marketplace that connects fully vetted attorneys with businesses in need of SaaS support. Within the marketplace, consumers compare profiles and request proposals for remote legal counsel and services.
Location:
Washington, DC (USA)
Price:
Negotiable-flat fee
Employees:
1
Type:
Hiring Platform
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Service Specialties:
Draft and review: TOS, Agreements, Contracts & Legal Documents

Upcounsel

Upcounsel is a crowd sourced legal community. SaaS attorneys provide internet-based services for startup and well-established large corporations across the United States. Pricing varies widely depending on the size of the company and scope of services required. The process is simple: post a job, get proposals, interview and negotiate terms.
Location:
San Francisco, California (USA)
Price:
$125 - $350+ hour
Employees:
30
Type:
Hiring Platform
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Service Specialties:
IPR, Transaction Advise, Drafting SaaS Agreements, SLA, Internet-based service delivery

Amplify Law

Amplify Law attorneys provide SaaS software licensing and transaction negotiations. The firm has used their expertise and business-focused strategies to negotiate licensing contracts valued in the millions for corporations of all types and sizes. Both hourly and flat fee pricing is available, depending on the size of the firm and their needs.
Location:
McLean,Virginia (USA)
Price:
$350+/hr
Employees:
4
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
License Agreements, SLA Support, Commercial & SOW Legal Terminology Review, SaaS Template Advise, IPR, OSS Legal Implications Review

Opticliff Law

Opticliff Law provides a wide array of general business services, along with specialty service targeted toward estate managers, people who need legal help with trademark issues and startups who may need multiple agreements and contracts created or reviewed. The firm offers both fixed fee and competitively priced solutions.
Location:
Portland, Me (USA)
Price:
Fixed fee & negotiable
Employees:
4
Type:
Attorneys and Law Firms
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Service Specialties:
Software Development Agreements, IPP & Licensing, Simple and complex business structuring, SAFE instruments, Pre-Litigation resolutions, Rule 506(b) exempted offering management.

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