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

Software Copyright Infringement: What It Is and How to Protect Your Rights
Copyright law protects software code. Here’s a guide to protecting your rights in your code and dealing with infringement.
Someone Stole My Copyrighted Work: Can I Sue for Infringement?
If your copyrighted work has been infringed, you can consider suing the infringer.
Qualifying for a Patent FAQs
Patent law creates an important form of intellectual property right for inventors, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Nonprofit Annual Filing Requirements and Financial Reporting
Your nonprofit's annual filing requirements might include state renewals, fundraising reports, and tax returns.
Understanding U.S. Patent Application Process
There are several steps to obtaining a patent through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Do Charitable Deductions Help Lower My State Tax Bill?
For the vast majority of U.S. taxpayers, itemizing deductions simply isn’t worth it on their federal return. With no itemization, there's no sense tallying up gifts to charity of over $300—which could lead to a drop in donations. A few states have offset the impact within their own tax codes, however.
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.
When Do You Need a Copyright Notice on Websites (And Where Do You Place It)?
How to best use a copyright notice to deter infringement of your website content.
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.
The USPTO's Patent Public Search Tool
What is the new Patent Public Search Tool?