As with many things, the cost of legal services related to a Software-as-a-Service Agreement depends on the complexity of the legal issues involved and on what legal services are being provided. The cost will also depend on the hourly fees charged by the SaaS law firm providing the services and/or whether any sort of flat rate, bulk rate, or blended rate is being offered. Further, legal fees and costs will depend on the type of Software-as-a-Service contract. In general, business-to-business SaaS contracts will cost more than the user and third-party SaaS contracts.
For brevity, this article will speak in terms of four levels of legal services with the following range of pricing:
- SaaS agreement review — that is, attorney review of an SaaS contract is already drafted
Cost range: $750-$1,500 or more depending on length and complexity
- SaaS agreement drafting — that is, drafting the SaaS contract to tender to someone else for review
Cost range: $1,500 to $5,000 or more depending, again, on the length
- SaaS agreement alternative dispute resolution — which may include private negotiations, mediation, and/or arbitration-like proceedings
Cost range: $5,000-$20,000 or higher
- SaaS agreement litigation
Cost range: $20,000 to $100,000 or more depending on the complexity of the SaaS agreement and the legal theories, the venue/forum, the potentially recoverable damages, and many other factors
If you have questions about SaaS Agreements and, maybe, have been searching for “the best SaaS Law Firm near me,” contact Revision Legal here on this website or call at 231-714-0100 or 855-473-8474. We are SaaS and technology attorneys with proven experience with contract law, technology law, internet law, and complex litigation. We can listen, evaluate your legal needs and quote a price for our legal services. Below are some reasons retaining knowledgeable SaaS lawyers to provide your legal services is worth the cost.
Protecting you and your business — whether provider or purchaser
SaaS agreements are complex and are justifiably so. When reviewing or drafting an SaaS contract, you need trusted SaaS attorneys that understand that complexity and that know what should be in an SaaS agreement. With this knowledge and understanding, good SaaS lawyers can protect you and your business. For example, if you are a provider of SaaS, you and your business will want to ensure robust and enforceable contract provisions with respect to ownership and licensure of the software, limits on who can use the software and services, limits on warranties and liability, etc. As a purchaser, you will also want certain limitations and protections, but will also want provisions concerning pricing, ownership of data collected by the SaaS provider, cybersecurity, customer support obligations, term and renewal provisions, and more.
In addition, a good SaaS agreement establishes and manages the expectations of the parties by detailing the obligations and contract rights of each party to the agreement. A good SaaS agreement will also help resolve — in advance — foreseeable issues of dispute and allow the parties to plan for uncertainties and unexpected events by establishing some of the rules for how disputes can be resolved.
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