Glen Secor


Glen Secor joined Nolo as a Legal Editor in 2022, focusing on small business, small business formation, and nonprofits.

Education and teaching. Glen has a B.A. in Psychology from Stonehill College, an M.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. He has taught Copyright Law at University of New Hampshire School of Law and Business Law and accounting courses at Southern New Hampshire University and Franklin Pierce University.

Legal and business career. Glen began his career in his family’s business, a library bookselling company, where he was CFO, and then CFO & Attorney after completing law school. After a long stint in the family business, he hung his shingle for the first time, as a solo practitioner, in Concord, NH. Through this practice, he helped his small business and nonprofit clients in a wide range of transactions, including formations and all manner of contracts. He transitioned back to in-house work in 2005 with a nonprofit education research company, managing their intellectual property and contracts. In 2018, he hung his shingle for a second time, this time in Concord, MA, with a very similar focus on small business and nonprofit clients.

Why Nolo? As an attorney for small businesses and nonprofits, Glen understood that his clients generally found the law to be complicated and intimidating. One of his primary goals in representing these companies was to demystify the law so that his clients could make informed legal and business decisions. Nolo takes this approach one step further by empowering its customers with the information and services they need to actually handle their own legal tasks and transactions.

Articles By Glen Secor

Understanding U.S. Patent Application Process
There are several steps to obtaining a patent through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
How Do We Legally Record Cover Songs?
My band is recording an album of cover songs. We know we have to list all of the original writers and owners of the songs, but what else do we need to do before the album is released?
How to Protect Your Invention From Theft When Pitching It
You want to show your invention to potential manufacturers distributors. But how can you do so without risking your intellectual property?
Fair Use: What Is Transformative?
In determining fair use, what makes the use of a copyrighted work "transformative"?
DMCA Takedown Notices: What They Are and How to Respond
How should you respond if you receive a DMCA takedown notice?
California's AB5 Gig-Worker Law
California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) changed the rules for how employers determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.
Fair Use: The 4 Factors Courts Consider in a Copyright Infringement Case
How is fair use determined? A court weighs four factors to make its decision.
What Rights the First Sale Doctrine Gives to a Purchaser of a Copyrighted Work
Every day, millions of consumers make use of the first sale doctrine, to destroy authorized copies of copyrighted works.
Legal Guide to Electronic Contracts and Electronic Signatures
Electronic contracts and electronic signatures are common and perfectly legal.
Placing a Copyright Notice on Software
Software code is protected by copyright, much like other written works. A copyright notice should be used for all distributed software.