Primarily retired attorney and author Judith Silver crafted Coollawyer(R) Legal Forms based on her years as in-house counsel for Fortune 1000 companies. Her past lives include technology, IP, contract, data, procurement and related law practice through Adobe Systems, Travelocity/Sabre, Humana, TheUseful, North Highland Consulting and more. She is licensed in CA, FL, NY and TX. She created coollawyer.com in 1999 shortly after Al Gore created the Internet.
For the most part, unless you have a really interesting project or are looking for a long term partner for your business, you're unlikely to pull her out of retirement. That said, exciting new stuff is always fun to hear about. If you have funds and are looking for a long term, tell it like it is partner, you may email her on the Contact page. Please note that emailing a lawyer does not create an lawyer/client relationship. If she's interested, she'll get back to you. And no, she does not edit forms or customize them for you.
Coollawyer Legal Forms are coherent and consistent, in format, terms and legal positions. Our forms are intended to be the agreement foundation for your business, as if you had your own lawyer write agreements for your company. That said, you really should have such a person to help guide you. Like all other professionals, lawyers need to be closely managed and only work with those who you trust and who tell you the truth even when it's not in their interest to do so.
Other legal forms' sites have many lawyers write the forms and it shows -- the forms all look different, the legal positions are different. To a client or business partner, if you use other sites' forms, your company appears confused, unprofessional -- one position in one document and another in a different contract.
Not only will you appreciate the predictability, but your business partners and their attorneys will recognize the professional quality.
Site Awards and Honors
Coollawyer through author Judith Silver has had a monthly column on legal topics for Entrepreneur Magazine online, has written for Lexis Nexis publishing, several other publications and publishes the legal forms online. Miss Silver has appeared on CNET radio, Entrepreneur radio and provided information for Computerworld, among other publications.
Coollawyer.com has had exposure through CNET, numerous radio and television shows and sites, including appearing on Forbes Radio on American Airlines in December, 2003 and on NPR on Delta Airlines in January and February, 2004, and others. Coollawyer.com has won the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association's Excellence (SOFIE) 2006 Award, the Cool Site of the Day Award, the Golden Web Award, the Majon Web Select Award, the BT Design Award for Best Site, the Nifty 50 Award, for listing as Hotlink of the Day, for listing in SCORE's Business Links and Entrepreneur Magazine online and was chosen by About as Best of the Net in the Cyberspace Law category in 2001.