Ken Button

Ken Button is Co-Founder and CEO of ContractSafe. He has 20+ years of experience as a corporate attorney, general counsel and entrepreneur. He co-founded ContractSafe based on his frustration in trying to find a good, easy-to-use contract organizer. Previously, Ken co-founded Verengo Solar, which he and his partner grew from a start-up to over $100 million in sales, served as general counsel at ePolicy Solutions, which was sold to a subsidiary of ChoicePoint, and practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers and Winston & Strawn. Ken is a member of Young Presidents Organization, and is on the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He received a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
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New ContractSafe features for June

Ken Button | June 14, 2018

 

Two new features to announce...Unique Tracking Numbers and Duplicating Records

Unique Tracking Numbers

Every contract page in ContractSafe has a unique URL...but now each contract has a unique identifying number as well.  You can use this CS Number for syncing with...

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What Is the Statute of Frauds and What Does It Cover?

Ken Button | June 08, 2018

How many times have we all heard someone say something like, “You better get it in writing,” or, “Give it to me in writing”? In colloquial speech, we often use such phrases as joking responses to statements or promises made by friends or family members.

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Four (Often Odd) Historical Contract Cases Lawyers Still Study

Ken Button | May 31, 2018

While reading about the elements required to form an enforceable contract might appear a bit dry to some, the study of contract law has all sorts of entertaining and interesting stories. Many of today’s contract rules were developed over hundreds of years by judges in the cases they decided. And it is the facts of these cases that can be memorable. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of these historical contract cases which are often still studied by today’s law students.

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"Easy product to use"

Ken Button | May 30, 2018

ContractSafe is an "easy product to use" with "many helpful features" and "tight" security, according to a new report on contract management software from Gadget Advisor. Here's a link to the full article if you'd like to see more details.

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Agreement vs. Contract: What’s the Difference?

Ken Button | May 01, 2018

We hear people talk about agreements and contracts all the time. Many people, even lawyers, sometimes use these words interchangeably. But are they the same thing? If not, what’s the difference? In this article, we will explore the difference between agreements and contracts.

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Our latest improvements...

Ken Button | April 30, 2018

We're excited to announce a few big improvements to ContractSafe.

Faster Filtering/Sorting/Searching

We significantly upgraded the filtering, sorting, and searching functions so that they will work much more quickly with lots of documents.  Want... 

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CIO Review Top 20 Most Promising Legal Tech Solution Providers

Ken Button | March 02, 2018

ContractSafe was picked by CIO Review as one of its Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Solution Providers - 2018! Here's a link to our full profile

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Keep Track of Your Contract Deadlines!

Ken Button | February 07, 2018

The homeowners in San Francisco’s Presidio Terrace were lucky they won their street back after missing property tax deadlines for 14 years, but most groups or businesses aren’t that fortunate. The Park City Mountain Resort certainly wasn’t!  Missing a single date, even by one day, can mean that the contract isn’t legally binding or that your business won’t get the treatment that was outlined within the contract.  This can cost thousands, or even millions of dollars.  Using contract deadlines, as opposed to evergreen clauses, can give your business the power to negotiate, but that power is gone if the deadline is missed. When it comes to a leasing or service contract, use a great system to stay on top of key dates.  It’s cheap insurance, that will help you avoid costly relocation expenses, higher renewal costs, or unfavorable auto-renewal terms.

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ContractSafe now available in GDPR-compliant version!

Ken Button | January 11, 2018

ContractSafe announced today the availability of a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant version of its site hosted in the European Union.  Following recently-launched integrations with SalesForce, DocuSign and SAML2.0-compliant single-sign-on solutions, the GDPR-compliant ContractSafe solution gives businesses subject to GDPR an affordable and simple way to end their contract headaches.

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Do you need full-lifecycle CLM?

Ken Button | October 12, 2017

A lot of Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions are created for large companies with very high contracting volumes and full contract lifecycle needs- from drafting a contract to contract renewal. Most businesses don’t need these capabilities and can’t afford these larger solutions. They do not generally draft their own contracts -- they’re often the ones signing contracts created by external third party vendors.

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