Do You Need A Master Services Agreement | Multithreaded Income Episode 37

In this episode of Multithreaded Income, host Kevin Griffin focuses on utilizing a Master Service Agreement (MSA) for freelancers and consultants, especially when dealing with clients. Kevin shares his experience and insights on why having an MSA is crucial for outlining the scope of work, setting expectations, and protecting both parties in a professional engagement. He discusses various sections of the MSA, including the statement of work, warranties, fees and payment, intellectual property ownership, term and termination, handling disputes and governing law. Kevin emphasizes the necessity of working with a lawyer to ensure that the MSA is legally solid and tailored to specific needs. He touches on the process of negotiating terms through redlining. The episode intends to provide listeners, including those new to freelancing or consulting like his friend Sean, valuable information on creating and managing contracts effectively.

00:00 Questions from my friend, Sean
00:37 The Importance of Master Service Agreements
01:37 Breaking Down the Master Service Agreement
02:18 Key Sections of the MSA Explained
07:13 Intellectual Property and Termination Clauses
10:59 Navigating Legalities and Client Negotiations
12:48 Final Thoughts and Discord Invitation

Creators and Guests

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin
♥ Family. Microsoft MVP. Consultant/Trainer focused on #dotnet #aspnetcore #web #azure. VP at @dotnetfdn @revconf Mastodon: - He/Him
Do You Need A Master Services Agreement | Multithreaded Income Episode 37
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