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.

We offer flexible billing options, including Retainer Based, Project Based, and Legal Subscription Service.

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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.

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

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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’s 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.

Shahed is well-reviewed on lawyer listing services because of his unique understanding of software businesses.

The Anatomy of a Data Processing Agreement (DPA)

If your SaaS company is doing business with Enterprise companies or handling personal data in general, you’ll likely be required by your Enterprise customers to sign a Data Processing Agreement in addition to your standard Terms of Service/Software as a Service Agreement. This post will give you a high level overview of a Data Processing Agreement.

The Anatomy of a Referral Partner Agreement

Building a referral (or partner) program is a method often employed by Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies to grow, without the need to hire tons of sales representatives. Just like any other business arrangement, there should be an appropriate written agreement in place between your business and the referral partner outlining how the arrangement will work with provisions to protect your business. If your SaaS company is planning to build out a referral program – this post will give you a high level overview of what should be in a referral program agreement.

8 Non-Negotiables of your SaaS Agreement

When selling your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, your enterprise customers may want to negotiate, redline, and push back on your contract. Some of their asks are reasonable, but there should be some clear non-negotiables. This isn’t about the business terms, how many seats you’re selling, or your price – but rather provisions that protect your company, and save you from liability. This post will give you an overview of 8 non-negotiables of your SaaS agreement.

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