In this 30-minute installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Matthew Yospin shares what you need to know about accepting electronic payments in your law practice.
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Is uncertainty stopping you from making it easier for your clients to pay you? Just as most people appreciate using credit cards to pay a dental bill or buy groceries, our clients sometimes to pay a bill or retainer by credit card, or by other means of electronic payment, such as wire transfers, ACH, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Venmo, or others.
Can you afford not to offer electronic payment for your bills or retainers? Have you tried it, or are you experience paralysis by analysis at the range of payment processors and services? And what ethical issues are involved in accepting electronic payments? This webinar will offer a discussion of these questions, and a chance for you to ask questions about accepting electronic payments in your law practice.
About the Expert
Matthew Yospin helps businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors to protect their innovations and build their brands. His practice focuses on patent and intellectual property strategies, preparation, and prosecution, as well as clearance searches, due diligence, general counseling, and opinions on patentability and trademark registration. Matthew represents clients in industries ranging from computer hardware to consumer goods, construction materials, and medical devices, and software, podcasting, education, food and beverage companies, cannabis businesses, and retail stores and services.
Matthew served as the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section from 2015 to 2017, and has continued on the Steering Committee for the Solo and Small Firm Section. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers in Massachusetts, in 2016, 2017, and 2018. He is currently in his second year on the Review Committee of the Lawyer Referral Service run by the Boston Bar Association.
Matthew has presented to attorney groups on patent prosecution, trademark registrations for attorneys, tech tools for lawyers, marketing for attorneys and law firms, and ethical and practical issues in accepting electronic payments, and has been interviewed for podcasts and internet radio about intellectual property issues for businesses, and about starting and running a law firm. Matthew co-hosts Legal Angle, a monthly television show discussing issues in the news from a legal perspective.
Matthew has done pro bono legal work for veterans through Veterans Legal Services, and for arts non-profits through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He is on the Board of Directors of Understanding Our Differences, a non-profit that creates curricula and helps volunteers organize programs at elementary schools, to foster understanding of and respect for human differences.
Matthew began his legal career at Bingham McCutchen LLP, after interning at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and volunteering at the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation. Before practicing law, Matthew founded and ran a computer software consulting business. Matthew speaks Spanish, German, and French. He enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer teams, playing tennis and Ultimate frisbee, building furniture, coding, and gardening.
No Easy Credit: Ethics Issues in Accepting Legal Fee Payments by Credit Card (Updated) (Mass BBO, 2017)