How to Choose the Right Lawyer for your MSP Practice

It’s difficult to determine the best lawyers for MSPs (Managed Service Providers) because the best fit depends on a variety of factors, such as the specific legal needs of the MSP, its location, and its budget. However, some things to consider when looking for a lawyer for an MSP include:

  1. Expertise: Look for a lawyer who has experience in the areas relevant to MSPs, such as technology law, contracts, data privacy, and intellectual property.
  2. Industry knowledge: Look for a lawyer who understands the MSP industry and the unique legal challenges faced by MSPs.
  3. Communication: Look for a lawyer who communicates effectively and is responsive to your needs.
  4. Reputation: Check the lawyer’s references and look for positive reviews or testimonials from other MSPs.

It’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with several lawyers to get a sense of their expertise and see if they are a good fit for your needs.  If your MSP looking to interview attorneys to help, please contact us for a free consultation.  We have represented over 200 managed services firms ranging in size from one-person startups to global Fortune 500 firms.

Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience in representing IT managed service providers.  We have a reputation for being very knowledgeable about the industry and being responsive to our clients’ needs.  You can review our online reviews here.

We work the way MSPs work on long-term, monthly recurring revenue contracts with periodic business reviews to keep you contracts up to date and make sure your practice has the legal protections it deserves.  To schedule a consultation and demonstration of our contracts-as-a-service solution, click below.


As the business owner of an information technology managed services provider, the last thing you want to worry about is making sure your customer contracts are designed to protect your company.  And yet, with the constant threat of cyber-attacks, ransomware, and other emerging technological threats, it is increasingly important you have a legal team that can keep pace with the changing landscape for IT managed services. This is where Scott & Scott, LLP comes in. Voted the best Technology Law Firm in the Unites States by Finance Monthly, our boutique law firm has a new approach to meeting the legal needs of MSPs through its cloud-based Contracts-as-a-Service solution.

This solution was designed to provide continuously improving legal protection to MSPs as new risks emerge to threaten MSPs. By hosting the online terms and conditions in the cloud, the firm can manage the MSP’s customer contracts and update them every quarter. The platform is cloud-based and allows Scott & Scott to push these frequent updates to clients without overwriting customizations made on prior versions. This greatly reduces the time associated with keeping client documents current and allows the firm to manage contract versions and renewals for its MSP clients. And unlike traditional legal services, this solution is offered for an affordable monthly fee.

One of the biggest advantages of the cloud-based service is that it puts your MSP in a position to be protected and stay protected. Our master templates have been developed over 15 years and over 250 customer contract engagements for MSPs just like yours. We monitor regulatory changes, market shifts, and emerging risks and provide legal protection accordingly. Think of it like anti-virus updates for your legal agreements, except you don’t need to restart your computer.

Additionally, the platform is designed to collapse the MSP’s sales and marketing process into one simplified online step. The contracts we create at Scott & Scott are integrated into the quotes that MSPs email to their customers.  When the MSPs’ customers accept a quote, they also accept the terms of the contracts, which have been incorporated by reference from a table of hyperlinks pointing to the live terms and conditions. This helps eliminate the need for MSPs to have separate contracts for each customer and works to meaningfully reduce quote-to-cash time. The firm’s comprehensive industry knowledge combined with frictionless online contracting is providing enterprise class customer contracting for over 90 SMB and mid-market IT services firms today.

For the longevity and success of an MSP, it is important to have legal protection in the event of data breaches, cyber-attacks, and customer disputes. As every MSP owner knows, the total cost of a data breach can be many millions of dollars. Implementing our Contracts-as-a-Service solution provides concrete protection for these liability situations and others based on legal best practices. Our solution is based upon templates, but each client has access to experienced counsel for individual support to customize the firm’s templates during a 30-day onboarding engagement.  Each client’s customizations are preserved and taken into consideration as future updates are recommended.

In conclusion, an increasing number of MSPs are choosing Scott & Scott’s Contracts-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to revolutionize their customer contracting process. As the owner of an MSP, having a cutting-edge legal solution is crucial for taking your business to the next level given the increasingly risky cyber-threat landscape. The firm’s customer contracting platform provides legal protection customized for each client through ongoing maintenance and support provided by experienced counsel that knows the MSP industry. The result is a solution that eliminates the need for MSPs to be their own attorney and helps you stay protected despite rapidly changing regulations effecting the IT industry in the US and abroad. With Scott & Scott, you can have peace of mind knowing that your MSP is protected with industry specific agreements that never stop getting better!