Guard-IT is a leading provider of third-party escrow services,
helping create and administer escrow agreements
to protect and preserve software source code,
intellectual property
& other digital assets.

Additionally, we serve as escrow agent and paymaster
for commercial monetary transactions in the U.S. and abroad.

Celebrating 25 Years of Trusted Service
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Let us prepare and manage an escrow agreement
to preserve your source code or other intellectual property.
We also serve as paymaster for commercial transactions including M&A, litigation and private lending.


For more than two decades, we have protected and preserved all types of digital assets as a trusted third-party agent.
Our exclusive "Self-Service" portal reduces your administrative burden by helping you set up new escrow agreements, upload deposit materials, add new beneficiaries and pay invoices from any desktop or mobile device.
Our paymaster escrow services are supported by Capital One Bank's treasury management system for the utmost in security and service.
Our competitive rates -- with no setup fees or hidden charges -- are guaranteed for the life of your escrow agreement.

Contact us to draft an escrow agreement to meet your specific needs.

About Guard-IT


Escrow has been our focus since 1999.

Our Clients

We serve a global clientele in almost every industry & service sector.


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Our team comprises decades of experience in escrow, IT development, intellectual property matters, mediation and contract law.

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What We Do

Guard-IT provides escrow services to preserve and protect software source code, data, formulas, diagrams, digital assets and other intellectual property.

Escrow resolves issues of access and possession of these assets by placing them with a neutral party for safekeeping.  The escrow agreement declares the depositor's ownership of the deposit materials, and designates clients, licensees, investors or other interested parties as beneficiaries to the escrow.  It also predefines specific terms or “release conditions” that would trigger a release of the escrow deposit materials to a beneficiary.

"Multi-User" agreements give developers an extra layer of intellectual property protection, control of the basic escrow terms and the flexibility to add any number of beneficiaries to a single agreement.  "Single-User" agreements usually include specific terms that are exclusive to one beneficiary.

Established in 1999, Austin, Texas-based Guard-IT serves clients in more than 36 countries, ranging from small software developers to Fortune 100 corporations, along with various city, state and federal agencies.  The Guard-IT executive team brings together more than 65 years of combined experience in technology development, dispute resolution, intellectual property matters and corporate contract law.

Please tour our website for more information, or call us at (512) 282-1995 with questions or to request a free draft agreement.

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