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, guidance around Blockchain implementation, 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, Blockchain Guidance and Implementation, 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) and the State of Maryland.

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.

How to Protect your Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are often the life blood of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Information Technology (IT) company. But, you can’t just call something a trade secret, not take active measures to protect that secret, and expect the adequate protection. This post will give you a high level overview of how to protect your trade secrets.

The Anatomy of a Software Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Agreement

A common use-case for Software businesses today is utilization of a value-added reseller (VAR). This type of arrangement is when a VAR bundles your software in or with other products or components and resells the resulting, integrated product to end-users under their brand name. A VAR doesn’t use your standard sales agreement, though. You should have a very specific Value-Added Reseller agreement with the appropriate provisions to protect your business, your product, and liability. This post will give you a high level overview of the anatomy of a Software Value-Added-Reseller Agreement.

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