Contracts

Why You Should Use e-Signatures

e-Signatures are better than physical signatures in most situations. Here's what you should know. Most e-signatures are valid The ESIGN Act (the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act) was signed into law in 2000. Moreover, most states have adopted some from of the UETA (the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act). In general, these [...]

Join Venture Legal at WordCamp Kansas City 2018

Our presentation was selected again for WordCamp Kansas City! Join us to learn the Five Legal Issues Every Freelancer Should Understand. You can buy tickets and learn about WordCamp on their website. The presentation: If you are running a freelance business in Kansas City (or even just moonlighting), you should consider how the law impacts what [...]

How to Negotiate a Contract

“Everything is negotiable.” Ok, well not everything, but many things are. Here are nine tips to help you negotiate your next contract. To begin, you should note that if a contract contains errors, or simply doesn’t meet your expectations, you should raise your concerns and negotiate new or modified terms that are mutually acceptable. [...]

Three Critical Issues in Intellectual Property Contract Terms

Ownership of intellectual property is a critical issue in many contract negotiations. Learn the basics about what entrepreneurs should know in this post. Intellectual property is often the most valuable asset of many companies, especially startups. That's why it is important to clearly address ownership of intellectual property in your contracts with third parties. [...]