- Denver, CO, US
- $75 /hr
- Available now
Would you like to ensure your app or software is protected in case your developer walks off with the source code? Or would you like help actually getting that investment?
Mymore...Would you like to ensure your app or software is protected in case your developer walks off with the source code? Or would you like help actually getting that investment?
My name is Margaret Moon and I’m a lawyer, but instead of just practicing law, I law run a virtual micro legal consulting firm where I work with technology start-ups around the world as a legal consultant to:
(1) ensure they're properly set up to provide legal protection for the business's owner(s) (i.e. you)
(2) establish exclusive & enforceable intellectual property rights in the source code of their software, apps and other intellectual property
(3) prepare for and actually get investors or a new business partner
I particularly focus on helping business who have (1) e-commerce platforms, other (2) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, and (3) related mobile applications.
-Revised a client's Employment Agreement and hiring practices to make sure his company would own all rights to the source code and other deliverables produced by the developers and other employees he hired to build his e-commerce platform. We then successfully set up an Employee Stock Option Plan so he could issue non-voting stock to his best employees in order to promote employee loyalty without giving up any control over his company.
-Helped a French software company write their Pitch Deck, Offering Memo, Private Placement Memorandum and Subscription Agreement so they could target British and American investors and that these investors would understand the financial value of their intellectual property. As part of that process, I also helped them make sure the terms of their offering met EU, UK and US regulations. They were ultimately successful in raising just over $225K from their target investors in that round of financing.
-Updated a client’s Platform-as-as-Service Agreement to not only make sure he was protected in case something went wrong, but to make it look and feel like an exclusive agreement so he could target large, well-known corporations. I then helped him negotiate and execute several annual subscription agreements with corporate clients, which will bring in $115,200 in revenues over the next year.
Follow this link for more details on the kinds of services I provide, check out my Services Overview in my portfolio.
I also work really hard to make sure every client has a great experience - whether you’re in need of a simple Non-Disclosure Agreement or help setting up a complex investment and intellectual property protection plan for your business.
"Margaret is probably the best contractor I've hired from UpWork. She did great work for me, and I'll definitely hire her again!!" - Real Client Review (see my reviews below)
So, if you would like to work with a lawyer and legal consultant that understands the difference between SaaS and software license business models or hosted versus cloud based solutions and what it takes to properly establish enforceable property rights in your software’s source code (just in case your developer walks off with it), please click the green “Invite Me” button to the right - there’s no obligation - to discuss how I can help your business.
PLEASE NOTE: While I am currently licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota, I cannot provide clients outside of Minnesota with legal advice in an attorney-client capacity.
Margaret A. M.
Attorney focusing in legal solutions for tech start-ups
Total satisfaction and confidence. Effective, clear and precise.
We will not hesitate to use Margaret services again. We thoroughly recommend her.
Margaret A. M.
Sylvain was wonderful to work with; very polite and easy to communicate with. I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again. Thank you!
Great advice would work with again.