The Software Attorney

The Law Office of K.S. Kader, PLLC is a solo law practice based in Washington, D.C. focused on helping Early and Mid-Stage U.S. based Software Businesses with their contracts, policies, intellectual property, and data privacy compliance.

Our clients include software entrepreneurs, startups, social impact companies, government contractors in technology, bootstrapped and investor-backed companies.

Managing Attorney Shahed Kader is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C). He took a different route to law. Before launching the practice, he worked in sales and growth for technology companies for 10 years while attending law school at night.

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Even if you regularly work with a large firm, we can complement their services and provide you with a personal, practical approach. Let’s connect to discuss your needs and how we can help.

Shahed received his undergraduate degree from Temple University in 2008, and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School‘s Evening Division in 2017.

Please Note: Shahed Kader is the only member of Law Office of K.S. Kader, PLLC. The practice does not employ any paralegals, legal assistants, other attorneys, or staff at this time. If you are contacted by someone claiming to work for our firm, please notify us immediately by using our Contact page.

Practice Areas

Software Business Law – Outside General Counsel for Software Businesses, including: Business Entity Formation, Contract Drafting & Review, Negotiations, Terms of Service, Internal and External Policies, 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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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.

The Anatomy of an Enterprise SaaS Sales Agreement (MSA)

If you’re selling a Software as a Service (SaaS) product to enterprise companies, your customers will demand a strong master service agreement. Sometimes they’ll sign yours, but more often than not – you’ll have to sign theirs. This leads to some back and forth, and lots of redlines. Yay, legal!

Handling the Data of Citizens of Other Countries

If your software business handles the personally identifiable information (PII) of citizens of other countries, you should get familiar with data privacy laws across the world – because you’re likely bound to them. If you violate the laws, you may be liable for hefty fines (or worse). This post will give you a high level overview of handling the data of citizens of other countries.

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