Sf bay area

Startup Lawyers in SF Bay Area

Shannon Ong

January 13th, 2014

Hey guys,  I'm currently researching and interviewing potential startup lawyers and services for beginning startup phases - corporation, seed funding etc, ideally I would like them local so any tips to help my search would be great!  

Nolan Amy Education Entrepreneur

January 14th, 2014

Have a look at Clerky https://www.clerky.com/ .. simple, standardized, and cheap, with (former?) Orrick attorneys to answer your questions. Popular with YC- (and Imagine K12-) incubated companies.

Chad Mulder Founder & CEO at ruly

January 13th, 2014

I recommend Leslie Keil at Hanson Bridgett. She's great to work with.

Ronethea Williams Business Development, Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at FounderDating

January 13th, 2014

Though I don't have personal experience with them, I've heard good things about http://www.venturegainedlegal.com

Good luck!

Mike Moyer

January 14th, 2014

Make sure they are Grunt Fund Friendly lawyers so they can help you implement a dynamic equity split. I list two such people on my web site: http://www.slicingpie.com/clint-costa/ and http://www.slicingpie.com/matthew-m-rossetti/ Getting started without a dynamic equity split is like swimming with a sack of rocks. -Mike

Adam Altman Head of Product at Automatic Labs

January 13th, 2014

im a fan of Lowenstein Sandler (has a palo alto office) and WSGR. can connect you with people at either. if needed.

Chris Heuer Futurist, serial entrepreneur and change agent

January 14th, 2014

Talk to Antone Johnson, https://twitter.com/antonejohnson

James Bond CTO at SupplyBetter

January 14th, 2014

Hi Shannon!

We had a good experience with Bruce Springmeyer (http://www.calstartuplawfirm.com/)

Robert H Lee

January 13th, 2014

I use Derek. Reasonable rates and good service (he used to work for one of the big firms). LAW OFFICES OF DEREK K. YU www.corporateestatelaw.com Regards, Robert Lee Startup Consultant & Investor at SV Accelerator: SVaccel.com Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford: codeX.stanford.edu ∩ of Technology & Adventure: facebook.com/HolokaiAdventure @goldspruce, linkedin.com/in/robertlee1 +1.510.427.2049 - California

Ben Nader Founder & CEO at Butterfleye Inc

January 13th, 2014

I did the same thing last December. Got intro to bunch of startup lawyers and law firms and picked one. I would say most important is that individual partner that you would be working with closest, name and size of the law firm is important and can be useful for intro to vc if/when you want that intro. 

I ended up meeting a great partner at Pillsbury law firm and went with him. PM if you want an intro to that specific partner. 

kris maganti IT Architect at Milyoni, Inc.

January 15th, 2014


I agree with James,  springmeyer's firm is good. Their  website  is  springmeyerlaw.com and they have some good articles there.