The Software Attorney

The Law Office of K.S. Kader, PLLC is a tech-enabled law practice based in Washington, D.C.

We focus on helping early and mid-Stage U.S. based software and information technology (IT) Businesses with General Counsel services – including contracts, data privacy compliance, cybersecurity, policies, intellectual property, negotiations, and government contracts.

Our clients range from early stage software startups needing assistance with incorporation, to mid-stage software businesses requiring general counsel services in their day-to-day legal needs, to late and exit-stage companies for one-off projects.

We are well-reviewed on lawyer listing services because of our unique understanding of software businesses. We can work on retainer, or on a per-project basis – all dependent on your needs.

Even if your business regularly works with a law firm, we can complement their services and provide you with a personal, practical, and tailored approach.

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Practice Areas

Software Business Law – Outside General Counsel for Software and Information Technology (IT) Businesses, including: Contract Drafting & Review, Negotiations, Terms of Service, Internal and External Policies, Data Privacy, Government Contracts, Trademarks, and more. 

Data Privacy Law – Guidance of relevant data privacy compliance regulations for your organization, such as HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, and upcoming regulations.

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Law Office of K.S. Kader, PLLC is located at 1629 K St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006.


Managing Attorney Shahed Kader is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C).

Managing Attorney Shahed Kader
Managing Attorney Shahed Kader, Esq.
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Shahed took a different route to law. Before launching the practice, he worked in sales and growth for software companies for 10 years while attending law school at night – giving him an exceptional understanding of software business transactions and needs.

Shahed received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School‘s Evening Division. He has been featured in the ABA Journal for his efforts in modernizing the legal job market with alternative legal careers, and is a mentor for multiple startup incubator programs.

Shahed regularly shares his insights on our blog, and covers subjects ranging from SaaS Agreements, to Privacy Policies, to Fundraising.

6 Things Your Customers will Negotiate in Your Software Sales Agreement

If you’re selling software to larger organizations, chances are the legal department needs to get involved to negotiate some specific provisions in your software license or SaaS agreement (depending on what kind of software you sell). The key here is to make sure you are protected, while still coming to an amicable agreement with your customer. This post will give you a high level overview of 6 key provisions that your customers are likely to negotiate with you on.

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