Mark Nastasi

    Mark Nastasi is the Executive VP and founder of CobbleStone Software with over 20 years of professional experience in the industry.  He launched the first commercial contract software in 1995 named CMTS (Contract Management Tracking System). He has worked extensively with general counsel, paralegals, lawyers, and legal professionals to help manage contracts better.  You can reach Mark by email at mnastasi@cobblestonesoftware.com

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    Is It Time to Hire a Full-Time Legal Reviewer or Paralegal?

    By Mark Nastasi on 03/21/22

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    Over the last year, our clients - legal professionals - have expressed their seemingly increased workload for reviewing contract documents, negotiating agreements, and signing contracts.  Recently, I was asked: "When do you know it is time to hire a full-time legal professional for contract management and legal review?" Considering the innumerable times I've been asked this question, I resolved to write a thorough and thoughtful response as a blog that aligns with our audience of contract management software users and prospective CLM users as well.  Discover 5 steps to determine if you need to hire a full-time legal reviewer or paralegal.

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    The Top 8 Items for Legal Digital Transformation in 2022

    By Mark Nastasi on 12/23/21

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    CobbleStone Software’s Executive VP and Founder, Mark Nastasi, narrows down his top eight items of recommendation to help you lead your legal digital transformation in 2022.

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    2021 Contract Management Software Technology Trends

    By Mark Nastasi on 12/30/20

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    As we step into 2021, CobbleStone Software’s Executive VP – Mark Nastasi – reexamines contract management software technology trends in the wake of the many challenges of 2020.  He provides expert insight into how organizations can move forward into more future-minded, automated, and user-friendly contract management in 2021 and beyond.  Read his considerations and suggestions below.

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    Mastering OFAC Compliance with Contract Management Software

    By Mark Nastasi on 11/30/20

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    Vendor risk management can be daunting for risk management professionals and financial contract management teams.  In many cases, the process of sourcing a suitable vendor or partner is hard enough on its own.  However, a risk or vendor management professional must also understand a business's requirements and solicit vendors, contractors, and other partners to engage in business with to ensure they are qualified.  Add to the mix the financial responsibility of ensuring compliance under OFAC, or the Office of Foreign Assets Control, from the United States Treasury Department.  Clearly, the duties of reviewing the vendor onboarding process, agreement terms, and clauses can be a time-consuming set of tasks.  Leading contract management software, however, can streamline these processes with seamless OFAC search integration.  Read this blog by CobbleStone's Founder and Executive VP, Mark Nastasi, to learn how.

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