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William S Galkin

Internet Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Internet
    Working with websites and app developers and vendors providing terms, policies and regulatory review.

  2. Business

  3. Licensing

  4. Contracts and agreements

  5. Intellectual property

I am an information technology and Internet lawyer and have dedicated my legal practice to representing Internet, e-commerce, information technology and new media businesses across the U.S. and around the world. I serve as a trusted adviser to startup, emerging, established and multinational corporations on their core commercial transactions including corporate formation and transitions, intellectual property, technology and software development, licensing, transfer, and distribution,  regulatory compliance, as well as agreements for online businesses, including, SaaS offerings, website terms of use, privacy policies,  development agreements, affiliate agreements and sweepstakes/contest rules and compliance. My broad experience gained during more than 20 years in practice allows me to provide cutting-edge, creative and efficient solutions to complex problems.

Guide to Preparing Website and App Terms of Use

Guide to Preparing Website and App Privacy Policies


William S. Galkin
Mt. Washington Business Center
1340 Smith Avenue, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD, 21209


5.0 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Posted by Victor | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terms of Use
I required help with creating a Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for my website. Attorney Galkin developed the documents, provided instructions on them and explained additional things relative to my online business needs. He was very professional, fast, reliable and collaborative.
Posted by Sara | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, prompt, cost efficient, and likeable
Bill Galkin has a wealth of knowledge on Internet law. I feel very fortunate to have found Bill and highly recommend him. He’s efficient in time and cost, honest, and extremely likeable. Bill created my website’s thorough Terms of Use and Privacy Policy documents with quick turn-around. Between creating those documents, and offering his advice as I take my first steps, I’m confident that my legal needs have been addressed. Even though I have a small business I received the utmost respect from Bill, and will continue to seek his counsel as my business needs expand.
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Posted by Dawn | April 20, 2017
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Excellent knowledge of e-commerce and computer technology legal issues
William Galkin wrote my e-commerce website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This required a large amount of customization. I was very impressed that although this was a fixed price Mr. Galkin provided numerous edits back and forth until I was completely satisfied with how the contracts read. He did this in a very short period of time so that I could meet my website launch deadline. William Galkin also spent considerable time during a free consultation, answering all of my questions, then subsequently provided a reasonably priced quote which is why I hired him.
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Posted by Ryan | February 8, 2017
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Top Notch Internet Lawyer
William Galkin is a thought leader in the technology law industry and has provided me with invaluable counsel throughout the course of the last four years. I recommend him with full confidence and would not look elsewhere for counsel.
Posted by Marshall | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience
Bill took extra care to insure that our TOS and Privacy Policy were customized properly for our unique business model. His pricing was more than fair and communication was prompt and professional. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed Client
Bill is the epitome of a trusted adviser who truly cares about his clients. He is knowledgeable, responsive and patient. He gives practical, real world advice in a cost effective manner. Furthermore, he is reasonable and honest in his billing. I highly recommend him, as it is rare that I work with attorney that has the combination of expertise, responsiveness and dedication that Bill exhibits on matters big and small. I have been able to rely upon him as a trusted member of our team, and he adds great value.
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Posted by Haskel | December 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!
Bill's expertise and honesty has earned the trust of our organization. We highly recommend him!
Posted by Ephraim | December 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Help
Besides for the actual legal help which is impressive, William rolls up his sleeve and gets involved in the real problem your trying to solve. His uncanny ability to see below the surface is a something very unique and special about his level of service. I believe his involvement has helped put us on a more solid footing which has been a big help in our growth. I highly recommend using him.
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Posted by Russell Cereola Senior Vice President Vormittag Associates, Inc. | December 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Vormittag Associares Inc . review of attorney William Galkin.
Bill Galkin has been invaluable to our company, Vormittag Associates Inc. He has completely re-written our Software Licensing Agreements along with negotiating with our clients attorneys when needed. He is always quick to respond to out request for services. We would recommend highly to any to anyone requiring his services.
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Posted by Mike | May 21, 2015
Clue Video work - OUTSTANDING!
When was in its start-up phase, we needed an attorney who we could easily talk to, an attorney who understood our service and business model, an attorney who did not keep us looking at the clock. We found Bill! He has proven himself again and again with great depth of knowledge, understanding, timeliness and affordability. He created all the documents we needed for our Website and App. We look forward to a continued relationship with Mr. Galkin and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Bruce | May 21, 2015
An Excellent Attorney!
It’s very rare that we have the pleasure of dealing with a person who is not only an expert in his field, but provides outstanding service as well. You are just such a person. You provide us with top-notch legal service, and possess the knowledge required for us to make sound business decisions. You are always available, even in the car on the way to your vacation, or while doing your pre-holiday shopping. It truly is comforting to know that we have you in our corner. You can rest assured that we will sing your praises whenever given the chance. Thank you for all that you do, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come.
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Posted by Charles | May 15, 2015
Great IP Attorney for Growing Tech Companies
I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Galkin for the past 5 years on legal matters requiring complex intellectual property advice and related contract negotiation. He has always been extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and great to work with. My firm is a growing SaaS provider to customers which include some large banks. Bill has always known more about legal concepts than any of our clients' Attorneys. He is also a great negotiator. I highly recommend Bill and am happy to speak with anyone who may be considering working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Great choice and asset
It is a pleasure working with Bill. His vast knowledge and responsiveness make him a valuable asset to our company. He has the ability to view and recognize all perspectives when multiple parties are involved. His end goal is resulting in success. In addition the value he brings, Bill is a great person not just in a business sense but on all levels. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
Diligent and Responsive
Bill is responsive and diligent. He has a great eye for detail and has deep experience in Internet legal issues. He is comprehensive in his approach to legal documents and makes sure that all of the angles are covered.
Posted by Doug | May 11, 2015
Bill has provided us prompt service and always served our interests to the fullest
Bill has provided us with some of the most comprehensive legal documents for all our web properties. He has always promptly and professionally helped us with any of our legal needs.
Posted by Dave | May 11, 2015
Great Lawyer!
Bill is one of the few attorneys out there on the web who have a handle on internet law. We consider him a great resource for our company and will use again. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and fast!
Posted by Josh | May 11, 2015
The best of all worlds.
I highly recommend Bill Galkin as my “Go To” attorney. I have partnered with him, and I do mean partner, to develop agreements and corporate documents. The quality of his work is impeccable, he respects my budget and more than that, he takes the time to explain the various legal and business implications of various provisions. He is one of my trusted advisers. It is an absolute pleasure to work with and is effective and cost efficient.
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Posted by Jeffry | May 11, 2015
The International Palm Society engaged William S. Galkin to provide legal services for our Website Administration Agreement and related documents. Mr. Galkin has proven to be responsive, thorough and very knowledgeable in this area of law. He was very easy to deal with and went to great lengths to help us understand the technical nature of the documents being produced. I can personally recommend William and will continue to consider him a resource to our organization.
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Posted by Ravi | May 11, 2015
Great Service!
Mr. Galkin helped us draft and execute an outsourcing services agreement and equipment leasing agreement for a large client. We are very pleased with Mr. Galkin’s work, timeliness and comprehensive approach. He led us to consider issues we otherwise would not have. We will certainly use him again.
Posted by Stewart | May 11, 2015
Client Review of Bill Galkin
Here’s your review: We are a software company with customers around the world. We have worked with Bill for over 15 years now. Even more recently, with an in house counsel, we often need an external person’s assistance from time to time. Bill is extremely knowledgeable in our business area and provides sound and focused advice. What I most appreciate however is Bill’s ability to calmly and professionally protect our interests in negotiations with the parties we are contracting with. He can handle both small and large deals, and is able to finesse matters even when coming up against very rigid legal department positions. We look forward to continue working with Bill for many years to come.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-345 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Technology Law Counsel
  • Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Galkin Law LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein
  • 1998 - Present
  • Technology Law Counsel
  • Rimon Law Group, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Special Intellectual Property Counsel
  • Maryland Attorney General
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Maryland School Of Law
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Merrick School of Business
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Frank Bernstein Conaway & Goldman
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Israel Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • New York University
  • 1979
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • New York University
  • 1979


  • Review of Maryland Laws
  • Review of Maryland Laws
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • E-Commerce Law Essentials
  • E-Commerce
  • 2009
  • Computer Law
  • Computer Law
  • 1997
  • 19th National Information Systems Security Conference - National Security Agency
  • Crimes in Cyberspace
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (1)
Endorse William
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a very bright and extremely knowledgeable practitioner who stays on top of his field."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill and I have have worked together on numerous projects for over 10 years and he is the "go to guy" for IP related matters."
Internet Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill Galkin personally and professionally for more than 30 years, and I highly and enthusiastically endorse him as an attorney. Bill's knowledge and experience in the area of internet law is unparalleled. People who want to hire a lawyer to help them with matters such as creating website documents, developing technology licensing and distribution agreements, grappling with copyright and trademark law issues, or even helping to start a new business, would benefit from Bill's steady, thoughtful, and skilled legal services. I highly recommend attorney Bill Galkin."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill for many years both professionally and personally. Bill is an exceptional attorney – one of the best in the area. He has high intelligence, diligence, superb legal skills, and a passion to achieve success for his clients. Moreover, there is no one with stronger people acumen, insight into how to negotiate for the mutual win-win, and the focus to see large and complex matters from start to finish."
Licensing Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is an excellent lawyer with great integrity."
Internet Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is both knowledgeable and honest in handling all matters pertaining to internet law. What makes Bill stand above the others is his ability to analyze and understand all of the laws and cases relevant to your claim."
Internet Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill has extensive experience with Internet and Technology legal issues and provides practical and valuable advice to his clients. He is a great person to have on your side."
Business Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to his technical and professional knowledge and experience, he is completely honest, responsive, and works well with others."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I enjoy working with Bill because he is a problem solver, who always aims to be helpful and is concise"
Intellectual property Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on several matters and find him to be professional and knowledgeable. He represents his clients with diligence and a high degree of expertise."
Internet Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is the lawyer I turn to for answers concerning Internet and intellectual property matters. He knows his subject matter and is practical."
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