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Simon B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Simon B.

US Attorney, Lawyer for Businesses and Startups
   United States
  |   Kansas City , MO
  |  12:43 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $82

* US licensed business and transactional attorney. Top 5% of oDesk contractors*
*Servicing Tech/Start-Up/Internet/Small Business clients*
*Advising on IP matters and assisting with filing, NOT A PATENT AGENT*

Simon delivers great results combining an approachable attitude with 15+ years of experience as a lawyer, business owner and communications expert to develop effective contracts,customized website policies and continues to meet a variety of on-going legal needs for select businesses and startups as Outside General Counsel.

The key to...

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Apr 14, 2014|Internet Law|Private|Working
Apr 5, 2013|Patent, Copyright and Trademarks|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Created services agreement for licensing an API
Created Stock Purchase Agreement for investors as part of a joint venture agreement...
Created document retention compliance policy for e-commerce website to ensure customers...
Legal terms written including Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for developer.
Created intellectual property policy for website with user generated content.
Commercial business/legal instructional manual to assist in research and drafting of...
http://web.governmentcontractors.org/training/index.aspx
Created terms of use for freelance designers website to dissuade copyright infringement
Real estate lease with option to purchase.
Terms of Service drafted for start-up with particular concerns surrounding copyright,...
Business contract developed for employer to protect legal rights and ensure...
Independent study on e-discovery in international arbitration discusses different ESI...
Commercial instructional manual covering researching and writing responses to requests...
http://web.governmentcontractors.org
Artist management agreement drafted for recording artist undertaking agency agreement.
Created an NDA for company that works primarily with independent contractors
Created a trademark opinion letter analyzing the results of a trademark clearance...
Created subcontracting agreement allowing contract holder to bring in additional...
Created licensing agreement for illustrator selling designs online
Created Terms of Use for Licensed SaaS - API tool.

Skills (15)

Tested
Business and Transactional Law
Legal Advice and Counseling
Legal Consulting
English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Intellectual Property
Contract Law
International Law
Legal Research
Negotiation
Negotiations Skills Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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International Transactions
Copyright
Grant-writing
Corporate Law
Employment Law

Service Description

The key to Simon's success is putting clients first with flexible pricing, friendly service, and the ability to provide unbundled services (drafting privacy policies or terms of services to technical contracts or software agreements) or customized Outside General Counsel services (acting as your company's legal team, covering everything from general business formation and compliance needs, to developing strategies for Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark and International Business Transactions).

Simon understands the needs of small businesses and startups, tech firms and software developers. Whether he is developing Legal Terms of Use for your website or acting as your business attorney, he will work tirelessly to deliver the results your business needs at the rate and time-frame that works for your business. Accessible, confidential, professional and personable are the hallmarks of his service.

Depend on Simon's diverse background as a professional journalist, communications director for 10,000+ member trade group.

In some of his past projects, Simon has produced a successful series of legal guides for small business. His varied careers as a journalist and recording artist have made Brody a quotable source for major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Bloomberg News, Politico.com, MTV News, Alternative Press and Esquire.com.

Simon's background in IP/Media Law, distinctions in Business and Transactional Law -- combined with business...

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Employment

National Association of Government Contractors
Director of Communications
2007 - 2013
Write and manage news content for 6,000+ member trade association of independent contractors. Produce series of commercially successful legal guides for businesses guiding them through complex...
ACLU
Legal Consultant
2011 - 2011
Interviewed clients, prepared legal memos and correspondence in response to reported First and Fourth Amendment violations.
Washburn Small Business Development Center
Legal Consultant
2010 - 2011
Advised start-up businesses on writing business and marketing plans. Assisted in developing instructional materials, transcribed business meetings.
DrowningmanIntl
Owner/Performer
1998 - 2006
In addition to duties of a small business owner and performer, wrote and produced all publicity and marketing material for successful internationally touring band.
VOX/Vermont Times
Reporter/Editorial Writer V
1996 - 2000
January 1996 - January 2000 Wrote and researched articles for weekly newspaper on variety of topics including science, politics,travel and the arts. Weekly columnist and featured music reviewer.

Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctorate
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Burlington College
Bachelors Degree, Communications/Journalism
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Keywords

Contracts
terms of service
grant and bid writing
copyright
Media Law
Intellectual Property
Trademark
start-up consulting
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Identity
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Type
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