Software Development Agreement On A Flat Fee

Why Do I Need a Software Development Agreement?

If you hire a person or company to develop some or all of your software application, a clear and concise software development agreement can help ensure you get what you intended and paid for.  Over the years, we have helped numerous start-ups and experienced business owners with the preparation and negotiation of custom software development agreements. 

The Importance of a Software Development Agreement

A software development agreement will outline the key benchmarks of the project, specify timelines and deliverables, as well as payment expectations. Most importantly, a strong software development agreement will help ensure you will own all the intellectual property related to the software, and that the developer will not use a third party’s intellectual property in your software.

Don’t Fall For DIY, Free, or Generic Online Forms

Some companies try to minimize legal fees associated with creation of software development agreements by copying documents found online or utilizing cheap online services hoping they did things properly and are legally covered.  However, the danger with cookie-cutter forms or “do it yourself” agreements is that if a software development agreement isn’t comprehensive and clear, it may not adequately protect your interests.  


Software Development Agreement Flat Rate Pricing


For a flat fee of $2,000, we will:

  • Contact you to gather information about the project;

  • Prepare a draft software development agreement and template for the statement of work; and

  • Answer questions and make minor revisions to the initial draft to get you closer to a final version.

Contact us for additional information

We bill for custom agreement drafting and other business legal service on an hourly basis based on complexity. See Engaging with Us for how we interact with clients.

Benefits of Our Flat Fee Software Development Agreement Pricing Program

Many business owners need legal help negotiating and creating a software development agreement, but are afraid of paying unknown, possibly huge legal fees. To ensure against potential “sticker shock” of a huge legal bill, our firm tells clients upfront what costs to expect to from us regarding their software development agreement. 

With our flat rate services, you get the best of both worlds:

  • Professional Service

  • Price Predictability

You deserve trustworthy advice and assistance to walk you through the entire process of creating your software development agreement at an affordable, transparent, and predictable cost.

The Not So “Fine Print”

Limitations, Conditions, and Caveats

In some instances, a flat fee is not appropriate.  Of course, we can most likely assist, and would tell you in advance what costs to anticipate. 

Moreover, the flat fee does not include any additional work, such as significant revisions to the documents, or additional agreements such as software licenses, employment agreements, or other contracts.  Any additional work would be extra and billed at our standard hourly rates.   

This page is for information only and does not constitute legal advice nor our engagement as your legal counsel.We reserve the right to change or discontinue any of the flat fee services provide on our web site at any time.All services are subject to our conflicts policy, Terms of Service, and the execution of our Flat Fee Engagement Agreement.


All flat fees must be paid in advance.  Invoices or requests for retainers for future work needed will be sent in accordance with our standard billing process. As a courtesy, we accept most major cards and can accept online checks.

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