My New Blog Project

Blue Maven K

I started theContractsGuy in January 2011, and it’s been one of the most interesting projects of my legal career. I’ve made friends, written about interesting stuff, and simply enjoyed writing and being a part of the conversation. Unfortunately, when I went full-time as a solo attorney in 2015, the demands of a fledgling practice made it almost impossible to write regularly, so there’s been a significant reduction in production. And by “significant” I mean zero posts in 2015 after leaving my day job in May, six in 2016, and one in 2017. Only this year have I been able to post more than once a month.

I plan to continue with the blog and post when I can about interesting cases and contract topics. But I also wanted to share a new blog project I’ve been working on. It’s called Blue Maven K, and you can find the blog at

Where does the name come from? Blue is inspired by the book Blue Ocean Strategy written by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, and Maven refers to an expert who loves to share. K is the first letter in knowledge, and it’s also frequently used as an abbreviation for the word contracts. Blue Maven K is all about contracts and knowledge–especially legal knowledge.

The project is a side hustle I’ve been working on in my spare time; here’s what I’d like to do:

  • Provide blog content for business owners and business lawyers;
  • Create contract templates for business owners;
  • Develop contract automation templates for business lawyers; and
  • Conduct webinars and workshops for business owners.

So far, I’ve just been blogging at the new site and automating my own contract templates, so there’s a lot of work ahead.

Here’s a sampling of the posts I’ve published in the past couple of months:

The posts so far have focused on the law around setting up and running companies, but I intend to have a well-rounded business law focus. I hope you take the time to check it out. And if you’d like to receive new blog posts via email, there’s a MailChimp signup form here:

4 comments… add one
  • Didra Lara May 14, 2018 Link Reply

    I’d like to sign up for your updates. Great info!

  • Douglas Fox Jun 13, 2019 Link Reply

    I work for a large company where computer backups of all information regularly occur. It appears impossible in an NDA (such as your Para. 10) to agree to return or destroy automatically generated computer backup media
    — which is retained and destroyed according to our document retention policies, some of which comply with various laws.

  • Brian Rogers Jul 10, 2019 Link Reply

    Douglas: I agree. Some NDAs address this problem to some extent by carving out backups kept under a company’s regular backup and retention policy, but the document I posted here is a relatively simple form. Here’s a post I wrote about the issues some time ago:

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