Publications

Some of the articles or online activities that Geoffrey G. Gussis, Esq. has published or been involved with over the past years include (click to jump to Tech and Projects):

Business

Buying a New Jersey Business:

Thinking about buying a New Jersey business? Read about the process and some of the issues involved. Working with a New Jersey business lawyer can help you prepare for and close the transaction.

Selling Your New Jersey Business:

If you are contemplating selling your New Jersey business, planning ahead can save you significant time and expense. It can also help you avoid unnecessary hiccups that could delay getting to a closing. The article discusses some of the issues that may complicate a transaction if not planned for in advance.

Buyer Alert – New Jersey’s Bulk Sale Act (N.J.S. 54:50-38):

New Jersey’s Bulk Sale Act applies to many types of transactions. If you are a purchaser, transferee or assignee and do not comply with the Bulk Sale Act, you can become liable for all of the State tax liabilities of a seller, transferor or assignor.

Tech

Software License Agreements Checklist:

A checklist for software license agreements can help simplify the process of drafting and negotiating a software license agreement. You can close your software license deals more quickly by anticipating and addressing common issues in advance.

SaaS Contracts – Software as a Service Agreements:

SaaS contracts, or Software as a Service agreements as they are sometimes called, come in different flavors and varieties. If you are a SaaS technology provider, make sure your SaaS contract addresses key legal areas to put you in a good position to close SaaS transactions.

Website Development Agreement Checklist:

A website development agreement checklist can help simplify the process of preparing a website development agreement. Drafting such an agreement involves planning for and addressing a wide range of technical, economic and legal issues.

Agile Contracts:

Using Agile development methodologies in your technology projects? If so, you should make sure your contracting processes are aligned with your development methodologies.  With customer and service provider business, tech and legal teams on the same page, the parties can kick-start their development and collaboration.

Legal Tips for Tech Developers:

This article will help technology development companies identify certain legal issues in potential technology development relationships with clients. By identifying issues in advance, developers can increase the speed at which they close technology deals.

Website Development Agreements: A Guide to Planning and Drafting

Originally published in 1998 as a “note” for the Washington University Law Review, this article was subsequently reprinted in several CLE publications, as classroom materials at a law school, and in Bowne Publishing’s “The Best in Ecommerce Law”. The article focuses on the issues that should addressed in a website development agreement and is written for practitioners as well as companies contemplating an online presence. The article is outdated, but check out the checklist as noted above.

Projects

InhouseBlog®: Jobs and News for Inhouse Lawyers:

Whether you are the General Counsel of a Fortune 500 company or the only lawyer at a technology start-up, InhouseBlog® has news, tips and information that will make you more efficient. I serve as the Managing Editor of the blog, which has a weekly newsletter reaching over 10,600 in-house counsel enthusiasts.

International Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policies

A study of the dispute resolution policies of numerous country-code TLD (Top-Level Domain) registrars around the world. Conducted in the late 1990s during the domain name debates and presented to the United States Congress by then CEO of Network Solutions, Gabriel Battista. (WL 697644 F.D.C.H.)

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