The Site


ContractStandards is a library of standard contracts, checklists, and clauses. This is more than just contract samples or one publisher's opinion of what is "standard." We build our content by running thousands of sample documents through analytic software to identify standard structure and language. We then refine that language with our own editorial standards to produce clean, easy-to-read documents.

Powerful analytics combined with plain language zealotry.

The Team


Kingsley Martin President & CEO

Kingsley has been at the forefront of technology innovation in the legal practice. He has 30 years of experience in practice of law, software design and development, strategy and management. In 2012, Kingsley was recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel. In 2013, he was honored as one of the Fastcase 50; an Innovator by Law Technology News; and a national Law Journal Trailblazer and Pioneer.

Kingsley developed some of the first document assembly systems. He taught himself the C computer language and automated his tax practice. Later, Kingsley was one of the leading innovators in developing the theory and practice of knowledge management. He wrote the Knowledge Management Workbook.

Now Kingsley has created a new discipline called contract analysis and has developed software capable of automatically analyzing legal agreements and creating contract standards.

Kingsley has law degrees from Oxford University and Harvard Law School.


John Gillies VP of Content

John has practiced law for over 35 years and been engaged in knowledge management for more than 15 years, first as Director of KM at McCarthy Tetrault and then as Director of Practice Support at Cassels Brock. Before entering the KM field, John had been a banking associate at a large Canadian firm and then spent 15 years in-house with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, one of Canada's Top Five banks. With a law degree from the University of Toronto, he also holds a Master's degree from the Sorbonne in Paris in French corporate and commercial law.

John is a frequent speaker and writer on issues of knowledge management and legal drafting, He has spoken at conferences of ILTA (International Legal Technology), the Ark Group, and the Canadian Bar Association. He also writes a regular blog on legal technology issues for Slaw.

In his spare time, John plays piano in the Under the Stairs jazz quartet and also plays cello with the Recorder Players Society and the Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO).


Kent Caseman VP of Sales

With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, our VP of Sales, Kent Caseman has been there, sold that. And, he happily climbed on board the first moment he met our software, recognizing the value of the technology. Kent is our guy for leading and driving our direct sales across the US and he is your guy if you are interested in learning more about how KMStandards can make a difference for your law firm or corporate counsel.

Prior to KMstandards, Kent was SVP Sales for Business Integrity. Kent has also sold internet security/encryption solutions with Tumbleweed, nCircle, and Xcert (now RSA). He also has extensive experience in the electronic payment and insurance technology industries.

Kent has a BA degree from West Liberty State University and an MA from Central Michigan University.


Alex Hoover VP of Client Services

As VP of Client Services at KMstandards, Alex manages our extensive legal database and ensures that our client's needs are met and exceeded. Although your firm might be primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, let's say a draft employment agreement winds up on your desk. Alex is there to help. Alex is our 'soup to nuts' man, but his specialty is making our clients happy.

He knows his way around a contract or two: Prior to joining KMstandards, Alex worked at the Association of Corporate Counsel, where he was integral in the development of the ACC Contract Advisor. He also clerked with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, reviewing and drafting complex loan guarantee agreements between the U.S. Government and private investors.

Alex received his JD degree from the American University Washington College of Law.

Contact


KMStandards LLC

500 North Michigan Ave., Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60611

202.567.7887

Sales: sales@kmstandards.com

Media Inquiries: alex.hoover@kmstandards.com