Drafting IT Master Services Agreements: Guidance for Purchaser and Vendor Counsel
Defining Project Scope and Obligations, Negotiating Pricing and Payment Terms, Minimizing Risks
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide business and technology counsel with a roadmap for drafting and negotiating information technology (IT) master services agreements (MSAs). The panel will discuss key provisions that should be included in the agreements and strategies for avoiding common negotiation pitfalls and resolving contract disputes.
- Key provisions in IT master services agreements
- Purchaser considerations
- Vendor considerations
- Anticipating common drafting issues and streamlining negotiations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key questions counsel to purchasers and vendors must first consider before undertaking the negotiation and drafting of an IT MSA?
- What contract terms are most frequently included in MSAs?
- What are the most commonly disputed issues during contract negotiations and what are effective approaches to resolve them?
Gerardo M. Balboni, II
Krevolin & Horst
Mr. Balboni has over twenty years of corporate law experience representing companies and individuals that buy, sell,... | Read More
Mr. Balboni has over twenty years of corporate law experience representing companies and individuals that buy, sell, and invest in growth businesses. He represents growth companies seeking venture capital investment, venture capital and private equity funds, buyers and sellers of businesses, and licensors and licensees of technology and software. He speaks to groups on topics such as software licensing, acquisition of technology companies, venture capital, and controlling legal costs in corporate finance transactions. He has written the recent developments column for the Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and has written articles on topics involving venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and taxation.Close
Ellen G. Ray
Ms. Ray has more than 25 years of experience in technology law and contract execution. She is responsible for the... | Read More
Ms. Ray has more than 25 years of experience in technology law and contract execution. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company from a legal perspective and is an integral part of the customer contract process. Her practice focuses on licensing and technology related transactions and the day-to-day corporate issues that must be addressed. Her primary areas of concentration include contract structure and negotiation, licensing, outsourcing and reseller agreements. Previously, she was a partner with DLA Piper in Atlanta, where she served on the Technology Transactions Team. Prior to joining DLA Piper, she was a partner with King & Spalding on the Corporate Team, focused on technology and outsourcing transactions.Close
Erick H. Rock
Senior Counsel, Legal & Regulatory
Mr. Rock is experienced in corporate law, business transactions, and technology licensing, including outsourcing,... | Read More
Mr. Rock is experienced in corporate law, business transactions, and technology licensing, including outsourcing, intellectual property and technology licensing, SaaS/cloud agreements, and privacy and data security. His primary responsibility is to provide advice, negotiation, and drafting services related to complex technology acquisitions, consulting/valuation services, and other products and services for SunTrust’s Wholesale Banking line of business.Close
Matthew A. Moeller
The Moeller Firm
Mr. Moeller is a business transactions attorney focusing his practice on the representation of shipyards, vessel... | Read More
Mr. Moeller is a business transactions attorney focusing his practice on the representation of shipyards, vessel owners and operators and contractors as well as other businesses and individuals in construction and commercial contractual disputes. He counsels clients in construction disputes, breach of contract, and non- payment and property damage actions. He regularly counsels clients in the formation and negotiation of master service agreements, master time charter agreements, third party access and boarding agreements and vessel construction contracts. He also advises businesses in the preparation of non-compete, non-disclosure and employment contracts, as well as franchisees in the formation and negotiation of corporate governance documents as well as commercial real estate leases.Close