The King(sley) of law geeks on subletting clauses

This guy is Kingsley Martin, a lawyer and computer software programmer. On his blog, Kingsley pulls apart boilerplate and makes sense of it. In the world, he writes game changing software. I love his blog (tho I don’t have permission to use his image). Here he is on subletting clauses….

7 Ingredients in a Confidentiality Agreement

A Confidentiality Agreement (a/k/a “NDA”) is a promise to keep someone’s information secret. Like all contracts, there is no one way to create them. But, there are 7 things that you have to define: (1) Discloser; (2) Recipient; (3) Confidential Information; (4) Duration; (5) OK Use; (6) Recipient Obligations;…

How One Lawyer’s Simplification is Another’s Mistake

One of my favorite lawyers – a dashing Italian fellow who could teach all three Heathers a thing about accessorizing – said I got something wrong in my book, Birth to Buyout: Law for the life Cycle of Your Business.  Kindly and almost embarrassed, he pointed out how I…

A Great Example of an Agreement Acceptance Page

I just joined Windows Live to try its blogging software. During sign up, I was so impressed by the contract acceptance page, I thought I’d share it. But, first – a law note. Law Note: Online contracts are enforceable as long as they have the three contract elements: offer,…

Birth to Buyout Hits the (Virtual) Bookshelves!

Rejoice!  You can now read Birth to Buyout on your Kindle. Or Nook. Or Sony Reader.  iPad or iPhone?  There’s an app for that. And hey – if you roll old-school –  the print version is available here. P.S. You may have noticed the use of Bossypants by Tina…

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR ONLINE CONTRACTS SO THE CHANGES STICK

Etrade’s online contract gave it the right to change terms of the contract and fees simply by posting the fees to its site. The contract essentially said that users were obligated to check now and then for amendments. A well respected federal judge in California struck that. Roling v….