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

Recent Posts

California Consumer Privacy Act: Configure Contract Insight

By Mark Nastasi on 11/13/19

Are you aware that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was enacted by the European Union to help protect consumer information?  Yes, the GDPR is a good step forward in safeguarding the data of individuals.  In the United States, there have been comparable attempts by both the federal government and states to protect data of consumers including (but not limited to) healthcare privacy data protection (such as HIPAA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and various similar state-enacted consumer protection laws (to name a few). 

The federal and state governments are indeed taking noteworthy steps in the interest of protecting consumer data.  However, California has notably stepped up the game with the California Consumer Privacy Act.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA for short) creates new consumer rights related to the access, management, and deletion of personal data that is collected by a business. 

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Work Smarter With CobbleStone Software Modules in 2019

By Mark Nastasi on 06/6/19

Today’s procurement, legal, and sales professionals are very busy onboarding new vendors and customers, reviewing contracts, quoting deals, and qualifying leads and suppliers.  Those efforts combined with the task of data entry, learning new software management systems, checking e-mails, and other duties leaves little time to accomplish quality work.  By implementing simple and easy-to-use software tools, you can allow your staff to become more productive and allot their time to more intelligent work. 

Learn how leveraging CobbleStone’s contract management software modules can help you and your organization work smarter when it comes to contract, purchasing, and sourcing processes. 

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Prevent Robocall Telemarketing With Contract Management Software

By Mark Nastasi on 03/11/19

What’s the Deal With Robocalls?

Telemarketing calls – we all get them.  We’ve all received unwanted phone calls with someone selling a product or service.  Have you wondered how they got your name and phone number?  What legislation or regulations are in place to prevent these unwanted calls?  According the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC “takes aggressive legal action to make sure telemarketers abide by the Do Not Call Registry” (in accordance to a post by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)). 

To date, the FTC claims they filed 134 enforcement actions against companies for violation of telemarketing regulations and recovered over $50 million in penalties.   

Topics: Robocalls
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A Paralegal’s Guide to Effortless Contract Analysis and Data Extraction

By Mark Nastasi on 02/1/19

 

This post was originally shared in the Paralegals Connect January 2019 Newsletter

Contract review is a daunting task for paralegals.  In most cases, having an extra set of eyes to review contract terms is critical to ensure no "bad" clauses slip through the cracks.  The duty of reviewing agreement terms and clauses is a time-staking task, making the effort and focus it takes to review contracts priceless to an organization.  Moreover, paralegals bear a great amount of work to complete the contract negotiation and signing process quickly — all while preventing unwanted or risk associated clauses from being overlooked in the contract’s final review.  Having a smart assistant handle contract data extraction, data entry, and contract tracking can be a lifesaver to the busy paralegal and, in many cases, can provide assurance that your organization’s contracts will be mistake proof. 

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