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In-house legal team, outside experts provide IT companies with virtual law office visit experience

May 12, 2010 02:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time  

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CompTIA, the leading trade association for the
world’s information technology (IT) industry, today introduced a new, free benefit for its members, a comprehensive
set of legal resources tailored for the unique needs of IT companies.

“We’ve gone far beyond the common practice of simply offering downloadable, static, generic legal documents,” 
said Dan Liutikas, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “Our members have access to a virtual law
office visit.” 

CompTIA Legal Resources includes a large and growing selection of interactive legal agreements, contracts and
document templates that association members can customize according to their business needs, whether by location,
types of services offered or other factors. The site also provides access to attorneys, referrals, education, articles on
current issues affecting IT businesses, frequently asked questions (FAQ) and more.

“Though we’re not a one-stop shop for all legal needs, we do touch on many different points which will help our
members get on the right legal track and save money,” Liutikas explained. “We’re offering our members a
comprehensive yet easy-to-use resource to help them work through the legal issues which arise in day-to-day
business operations.” 

CompTIA has created an in-house legal team and engaged outside legal experts to develop CompTIA Legal
Resources. The goal is to provide information on legal matters covering virtually all aspects of the lifecycle of a
business. Content is currently available in four categories:

Starting Your Business – Including tips on how to obtain a business license, choose a name, register a trademark,
set up a business, avoid human resources pitfalls and more.

Maintaining Your Business – Provides IT business owners with several agreement templates for service levels,
software licensing, consulting services and more. Each agreement has a coordinated FAQ page as a guide.

Succession Planning – With information for business owners ready to start thinking about selling their business,
including developing buy/sell agreements, business dissolution and more.

Technology Law – Offers insights on the latest legal issues that could affect an IT business.

Among the sample documents available from CompTIA Legal Resources are consulting services agreements, service
level agreements, non-disclosure agreements and software licenses. CompTIA members also have access to timely
information on topics such as social media, cloud computing, product liability, trademarks, data privacy and

CompTIA Legal Resources is just the latest among many free and discounted benefits that IT manufacturers,
distributors, resellers, solution providers and other organizations have access to with their membership in CompTIA.
To learn more, visit
About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the
forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their
investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs,
market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information,
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Steven Ostrowski
Director, Corporate Communications


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