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Dean F. on ContractsCounsel
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November 18, 2022

Dean F.

Managing Attorney
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Castle Rock, CO
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, CO, TN
University of Mississippi School of Law

Ferraro Law Firm was founded by Dean C. Ferraro. Dean earned his Bachelor's Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ("Cal Poly Pomona") in 1992 and his J.D. Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law ("Ole Miss") in 1996. He is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of Colorado, Tennessee, and California. Dean is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of Colorado (District of Colorado), California (Central District), and Tennessee (Eastern District). Shortly after earning his law license and working for a private law firm, Dean joined the District Attorney's office, where he worked for five successful years as one of the leading prosecuting attorneys in the State of Tennessee. After seven years of practicing law in Tennessee, Dean moved back to his birth state and practiced law in California from 2003-2015. In 2015, Dean moved with his family to Colorado, practicing law in beautiful Castle Rock, where he is recognized as a highly-effective attorney, well-versed in many areas of law. Dean's career has entailed practicing multiple areas of law, including civil litigation with a large law firm, prosecuting criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney, In-House Counsel for Safeco Insurance, and as the founding member of an online law group that helped thousands of people get affordable legal services. Pursuing his passion for helping others, Dean now utilizes his legal and entrepreneurial experience to help his clients in their personal and business lives. Dean is also a bestselling author of two legal thrillers, Murder in Santa Barbara and Murder in Vail. He currently is working on his next legal thriller, The Grove Conspiracy, set to be published in 2023.

Rene H. on ContractsCounsel
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Rene H.

Attorney
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San Diego, CA
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Northwestern University

I am an attorney licensed in both California and Mexico. I offer a unique blend of 14 years of legal expertise that bridges the gap between diverse legal landscapes. My background is enriched by significant roles as in-house counsel for global powerhouses such as Anheuser-Busch, Campari Group, and Grupo Lala, alongside contributions to Tier 1 law firms. I specialize in navigating the complexities of two pivotal areas: AI/Tech Innovation: With a profound grasp of both cutting-edge transformer models and foundational machine learning technologies, I am your go-to advisor for integrating these advancements into your business. Whether it's B2B or B2C applications, I ensure that your company harnesses the power of AI in a manner that's not only enterprise-friendly but also fully compliant with regulatory standards. Cross-Border Excellence: My expertise extends beyond borders, with over a decade of experience facilitating cross-border operations for companies in more than 20 countries. I am particularly adept at enhancing US-Mexico operations, ensuring seamless and efficient business transactions across these territories.

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Mark F.

Attorney
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Silicon Valley, CA
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California Hastings College of Law

International-savvy technology lawyer with 35years+ in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Research Triangle, Silicon Forest. Outside & inside general counsel, legal infrastructure development, product exports, and domestic & international contracts for clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. Work with Founders to establish startup and continuous revenue, sourcing and partnering with investors to attract funding, define success strategy and direct high-performing teams, advising stakeholders and Boards of Directors to steer company growth.

Michael M. on ContractsCounsel
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Michael M.

Principal
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Los Angeles, CA
37 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
NYU

www.linkedin/in/michaelbmiller I am an experienced contracts professional having practiced nearly 3 decades in the areas of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, technology, start-up, intellectual property, real estate, employment law as well as informal dispute resolution. I enjoy providing a cost effective, high quality, timely solution with patience and empathy regarding client needs. I graduated from NYU Law School and attended Rutgers College and the London School of Economics as an undergraduate. I have worked at top Wall Street firms, top regional firms and have long term experience in my own practice. I would welcome the opportunity to be of service to you as a trusted fiduciary. In 2022 I was the top ranked attorney on the Contract Counsel site based upon number of clients, quality of work and top reviews.

Justin K. on ContractsCounsel
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Justin K.

Freelance Attorney
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Valencia, CA
21 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Southern California School of Law

I have been practicing law exclusively in the areas of business and real estate transactions since joining the profession in 2003. I began my career in the Corporate/Finance department of Sidley's Los Angeles office. I am presently a solo practitioner/freelancer, and service both business- and attorney-clients in those roles.

Alex P. on ContractsCounsel
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September 4, 2022
Cherryl M. on ContractsCounsel
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Cherryl M.

Contract Attorney
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London, GB
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

I am a U.S. lawyer (licensed in California) and have recently relocated to London. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. I have extensive experience in providing legal services and support in areas of business, labor & employment, IP enforcement (patent infringement, copyright & trademark), and other litigation matters; Reviewing, drafting, and editing business and legal documents/contracts; Conducting legal research and analysis, drafting memorandums, pleadings, discovery, document review, various motions, mediation briefs, and other litigation related activities; Reviewing and preparation of templates, policies, and processes for compliance with laws and regulations; educating and advising on legal and compliance issues.

Maigan W. on ContractsCounsel
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November 2, 2022

Maigan W.

Principal Attorney
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San Diego, California
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
California Western School of LaW

Maigan is a registered nurse and attorney with tech law experience, specifically in Web3, including NFTs. Maigan acted as general counsel for a NFT platform for two years and speaks and understands smart contracts. As a registered nurse, Maigan is in a unique position to understand health law issues and graduated with a concentration in health law distinction. Maigan is happy to help you create a business entity, draft and negotiate contracts and agreements, apply for trademarks, draft terms of service and privacy notices, draft terms of sale for NFT drops, draft web3 licenses, and act as a consultant for other attorneys looking for someone who understands web3 and NFTs. Maigan speaks conversational Spanish.

Joseph M. on ContractsCounsel
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Joseph M.

ATTORNEY
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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
24 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, FULLERTON, CA

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA SINCE 1999. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, LITIGATION, LEGAL COUNSELING AND REPRESENTATION

Kandil O. on ContractsCounsel
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February 9, 2023

Kandil O.

General Counsel
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Paris
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
ULH2 - master degree in business law

A business law practitioner by passion, I take pride in the perfection of my contracting Skills. Every piece of information I gather and spin together transforms to a legally binding document, providing great legal protection for start-ups and leading to eventual growth. I am a natural in law and entrepreneurship, making for a perfect blend.

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Contracts Legal Questions and Answers

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Software Agreement

California

Asked on Oct 6, 2022

Can a SaaS company terminate and agreement with a client?

We are a SaaS company that wants to get out of a relationship with a client. What are our options?

Christopher M.

Answered Oct 7, 2022

Typically your options are going to be controlled by the SAAS Agreement or other contracts between you and the client. There should be a section in there called “Termination” or something similar. Really, it would require a review of the contract to give more specific advice on this one.

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Severance Agreement

California

Asked on Jul 21, 2023

Can a severance agreement be digital?

I recently accepted a voluntary severance package from my employer and have been asked to sign a severance agreement. I am curious if this agreement can be signed digitally, as I am not currently in the same city as my employer. I am looking for advice on the legalities of digital agreements and any potential risks associated with signing a severance agreement digitally.

Christina M.

Answered Jul 27, 2023

In 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (the “UETA”), Civ. Code, §§ 1633.1 et seq., which provides that when a law requires a record to be in writing or requires a signature, an electronic record or signature satisfies the law. The law requires that any contract entered into between two parties may not be denied legal enforceability simply because of the use of an electronic signature. This has also be upheld in the employment law setting in some case law.

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Purchase Order

California

Asked on Oct 18, 2022

Contract versus PO?

I'm working with a client who refuses to sign our contract document while mentioning that the PO would suffice for that purpose. I already signed the contract and sent it back to the client that I'm working with, but they didn't sign it so far and refuse to sign it. But according to them, they will send PO. Is the PO legally binding to them to make the payment? Would the PO really suffice against the contract that I signed?

Christopher M.

Answered Nov 8, 2022

Annoying as this answer it, it really does depend. Some purchase orders (especially in the government contracting world) automatically become contracts once they are accepted and signed. If this is the other sides normal mode of operating it is not unheard of for them to be reluctant to accept a different contract in case it creates different or conflicting terms. At the end of the day there is nothing inherent in a PO that would mean it cannot serve as a binding contractual document, it just depends on the language in the PO.

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Settlement Agreement

California

Asked on Dec 17, 2023

Can we renegotiate a settlement agreement?

I recently entered into a settlement agreement with the other party in a dispute, but now I believe that the terms of the agreement are no longer fair and equitable. As such, I am looking to renegotiate the agreement. I have attempted to discuss this with the other party, but they have not been receptive to the idea. I am now seeking legal advice to determine if there is any way to renegotiate the agreement and what the best course of action would be.

Joseph M.

Answered Jan 26, 2024

If you enter into a binding contract you have to honour the terms unless there was fraud, mistake or misrepresentation as a basis to set aside or renegotiate.

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Contracts

Development Agreement

California

Asked on Jan 17, 2022

Are these clauses safe to sign into in an NDA?

A company approached me to help them develop a prototype of a software application, so they can secure a round of funding. To this end, they gave me an NDA to sign, after which they would divulge their design artifacts for my review. Good so far. But the NDA has these terms which I am concerned about: Intellectual property: At any point during and/or as a direct result of the signing of this Agreement when you create something for the purpose of fulfilling work for (co), said creation is considered work-made-for-hire and is owned by (co). This includes copyrightable material, trademarks, patents (a whole list), whether developed by you alone of in collaboration with anyone else (I am alone). The company owns everything. I got it. Now coming to another point: Indemnification Provision: if (co) of a (co) partner gets sued as a result of your work, you agree to step in and pay for all relevant costs, unless (co) has expressly instructed you in writing that you carry out the task for which (co) or its partner was sued While I would never knowingly carry out something illegal or attract lawsuit, as an individual I have limited knowledge. And besides, I feel this will leave me personally open to legal liability for indefinite period of time, even if someone else takes my code in continues development on it later Are my concerns legit? How should this be altered (if it should) so it is fair to me (if this is unfair)?

Cameron S.

Answered Feb 18, 2022

These are not appropriate provisions for an NDA. An NDA should only cover the disclosure of confidential information - not development and assignment of intellectual property. You should not be transfering ownership of IP (or anything you develop) under an NDA. It should also not include an indemnification provision. Both of these clauses are appropriate for a development agreement or a professional services agreement. Putting this aside, if this were a development/professional services agreement, then you probably would want to protect any background technology or pre-existing works that you already own prior to the agreement (and would license the (co) rights to this background technology if necessary). And, you should not be indemnifying unless you intentionally used third party materials or knowingly stole another party's work to complete the development for (co). This is because it is not feasible for you to know what trademarks or patents are out in the world. If what you develop infringes, that should not be your responsibility/risk. You probably aren't getting paid enough to take on that risk. Copyright requires knowing that you stole copyrightable material, so the knowledge qualifier described above means that the (co) is protected under the indemnification for copyright infringement issues caused by you.

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