I specialize in information technology acquisitions and many other commercial transactions. I draft new contracts, analyze existing contracts, negotiate new agreements, and advise decision-makers on how to achieve their business goals. My foundation is 34 years of experience as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 25 privately-held retailer. On June 10, 2014, I officially retired from my company to create a focused law practice that gives me the opportunity to leverage my expertise to benefit other corporate clients.
Education, Affiliations, Published Articles, Endorsements:
J.D., 1977, Notre Dame Law School. Articles Editor, Journal of Legislation. Admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association to practice law in 1977.
B.A., Hope College, 1974 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Member, Michigan State Bar Association and its Information Technology Law section
Associate Member, Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers
Past President, Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Rockford, Michigan
Author and co-author of articles about plain English and Michigan contracts published in the Michigan Bar Journal and the Grand Rapids Business Journal– links are at www.busklaw.blogspot.com
My negotiation technique is “win-win.” I avoid burning bridges with the opposite side. I believe that any contract can be promptly negotiated in good faith between reasonable persons with common business objectives.
Law is an evolving profession. I strive to improve my professional knowledge through continuing legal education.
My Commitment: If I can’t add value to your proposed deal from a legal perspective, I will tell you – so that you may make other arrangements. Our relationship must be mutually rewarding.
I specialize in the legal analysis, negotiation, and documentation of information technology acquisitions and select corporate commercial transactions.
I will consult and collaborate with you to protect your interests and minimize the legal risks in accomplishing your business objectives.
I will draft your contracts in legally-binding “Plain English.” I’ve seen good lawyers draft contracts that are burdened by archaic legal jargon. This often creates ambiguity in what the parties intended. Good legal writing is an art, and I take pride in using clear and concise plain language.
Application Service Provider (Software as a Service) Agreements
Technology Requests for Proposal or Information
Software Maintenance and Support Agreements
Hardware Maintenance Agreements
Hardware or Software Evaluation or Trial Agreements
End User License Agreements
Mobile App End User License Agreements
System Acquisition Agreements
Service Level Agreements
Hardware Lease Agreements
Software Escrow Agreements
Web Hosting and License Agreements
Statements of Work
Retail Demonstration Services Agreements
Fuel Supply Agreements and Terminal Access Agreements
Commodity Supply Agreements
Merchandising Services Agreements
Indemnity (Hold Harmless) Agreements
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions (import, domestic, ecommerce)
Corporate Brand Purchase Agreements
Release and Settlement Agreements
Financial Services Agreements (e.g., co-branded credit card, credit card processing, electronic checking, payroll cards)
Advertising Agency Agreements
Corporate Sponsorship Agreements
Professional Services Agreements
7825 Oakmont, NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Phone: (616) 951-3947
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