Find out if your agency’s MSA and SOW measure up with a Matchstick contract analysis and Report Card.
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Hourly work for subscription clients is charged at $400 per hour (vs $450 per hour for non-subscription clients).
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challenges, upcoming projects, or the agenda of your choosing. Schedule meetings at your convenience. You can add additional Periodic Meetings as part of your Monitor Services.
No-charge review of inbound NDAs.
NDAs can contain provisions that are inconsistent with your client or vendor relationship. Subscribers receive review and advice on inbound NDAs at no charge (any needed markup or negotiation handled hourly).
Monitor Services take care of the paperwork and let you be proactive.
Contract Monitor is an annual review and update of all of your Matchstick drafted agreements to ensure they reflect our most up to date recommendations and the latest in your business.
$100 per month.
Corporate Monitor serves as your registered agent, handles filing of your annual reports, payment of filing fees, and more in each state where you are registered.
$400/yr for home state, $250/yr for each additional state (state filing fees extra).
Periodic Meetings create proactive time to strategize about new problems, review recent business results, tackle a difficult client issue, identify upcoming Projects, or discuss items on your agenda. One meeting is included in your Core Services.
$25 per month, per additional annual meeting.
Trademark Monitor keeps tabs on the USPTO database for potential marks in conflict with your own so you can promptly respond to ensure your mark is protected.
$50 per month, per mark monitored.
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Make sure your client-facing documents are the best they can be. Supplement your agreements with Playbooks on negotiation and managing scope creep.
Start with the best documents to create the best team.
Make sure your corporate house is in order with these key corporate documents.
Most folks don’t need these, but you aren’t most folks, are you?
Fractional General Counsel
Want to outsource all your contract negotiation? Engage Matchstick as fractional general counsel to handle all services agreement negotiation, whether on your paper or inbound paper. Price depends on number and size of contracts your agency signs per year.
Fees estimated at $2,000 to $3,000 per month.
Need to get things done that aren't tied to specific projects? Add hours in bulk to your subscription at an additional discount for use over a 12-month period.
Additional discounts begin with purchases of more than 25 hours per year (approx $750 per month).
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Includes a master set of terms and statement of work customized to your agency plus advice on how to implement in your business.
A light form of agreement to manage limited-scope discovery projects. Can be used before full MSA + SOW are negotiated.
The NDA you use with your clients should be different than what you use with your employees. Create a unilateral or mutual NDA tailored to client relationships.
The MSA Playbook is chock full of plain-lanugage explanations, advice, tips and recommended language to help you negotiate every provision of your MSA with confidence.
Client not responding? Missed a payemnt? Asking for more rounds of revision? Changing team members mid-project? Use this Playbook to avoid scope creep and manage difficult client situations.
Ready to bring on employees? This agreement sets out the basic terms for at-will employees joining your agency.
Need to make a termination. Develop a standard-form of letter agreement to obtain a release from departing employees in exchange for severance. Includes variants for releasing age-related claims and for group layoffs.
Develop a comprehensive bonus program for current and future employees through an Employee Bonus Plan.
Provide extra incentive to your employee through a plan with rewards simulating stock ownership without the risk and tax complications of issuing shares to employees.
The NDA your employees sign shouldn't be the same as the NDA your vendors or contractors sign. Build an NDA that protects your agency's proprietary rights, non-solicitation restrictions, and confidentiality obligations.
A simple form of contractor agreement for bringing on freelance support for your agency.
The NDA your contractors sign isn't the same as the NDA your employees sign. Use this option to develop an NDA specific to the contractors you use and the agency and client information you want to protect.
Create a new LLC in any state with this Project. Price includes filing fees in most states (some states extra). Includes operating agreement if owned by a single member. Does not include operating agreement if owned by multiple members.
Create a new corporation in any state with this Project. Price includes filing fees in most states (some states extra). Does not include owner agreement among multiple shareholders.
If your LLC or Corporation has multiple owners, avoid disputes among the owners with a properly prepared partnership agreement (operating agreement for an LLC or a shareholder agreement for a corporation).
Register the word mark for your agency with the USPTO to help prevent future agencies from using your name to sell agency services. Fees to respond to Office Actions from the USPTO are charged hourly.
Wanting to receive a referral fee when you send work to another agency? Or happy to pay a referral fee when someone sends work to you? Build a unilateral or mutual arrangement with this Project.
Get preliminary clearance on a mark before pursuing for your agency or presenting to a client.
We act as registered agent, handle annual corporate filings, pay renewal fees, and manage your company records in your home state and in states where you maintain foreign qualification. Pricing for each state in which you are registered. $400/yr for the first registration, $250/yr for each additional registration (state filing fees additional)
Annual review and update of all Matchstick drafted contracts to address changes in the law, updated drafting recommendations, problems encountered, and changes in your business.
Monitoring of the USPTO database for new marks registered that may be in conflict with your mark. Early detection is critical to timely response.