Corporate & Securities Services

Entrepreneurial attorneys with a passion for building innovative companies at all stages of growth

Overview

We advise growth-oriented businesses across all industries - from ambitious startups and their founders to well-established corporations - on a wide range of corporate, commercial, and securities needs, leveraging extensive legal and business experience, deep industry knowledge, and a shared love of entrepreneurship to support clients as they scale for growth.

Our Approach

The business-forward approach that defines our corporate practice is inextricably tied to the firm’s origin story. Scale was founded by entrepreneurs and former Silicon Valley GCs with a shared passion for building businesses. We’ve built a team of like-minded attorneys who understand the value of delivering practical advice to help clients thrive, while also managing risk.

Areas of Practice

Our practice is distinguished by the considerable in-house legal experience of many of our attorneys, resulting in a business-forward mindset and a true understanding of what drives growth. We approach issues by first working to understand a client’s operational side - including its culture and processes - and factoring these insights into the solution, which enables us to deliver more practical, efficient, and cost-effective advice. Clients value this experienced business savvy as much as they do our top-tier legal skills and the high quality, innovative results we consistently deliver on matters ranging from:

  • Brand Protection Team
  • Cross-border Transactions
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Capital Markets + Debt Financing
  • Fund Formation & Investment Management
  • Hospitality, Resort & Leisure
  • M&A
  • Venture Finance

What Sets us Apart

Seed to Series B Expertise

Our attorneys have considerable expertise representing startup companies in venture capital financing transactions, with a focus on seed to Series B financing. In fact, a number of Scale attorneys have prior associations with Big Law firms noted for their venture practices, including:

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.
  • Dentons 
  • Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • K&L Gates LLP

Meet The Team

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Articles and Press

Scale Your Boutique Practice

If you run a boutique, you are probably like me: a builder more than a biller. You've shown what you can do on your own, but perhaps now it is time for something more. Come scale your practice and build something great with us.

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Tips for a Successful Fintech-Bank Partnership

For a fintech, finding the right bank partner accelerates the path to product launch. By partnering with a bank, the fintech is able to leverage the bank’s charter to deliver a uniform product across those states.

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DIY Law: Beware of the Legal Template

Many companies use contract templates in their day-to-day operations. When drafted properly and tied to the appropriate use case, templates can be a tremendous time and money saving resource. As outside general counsel to companies of all sizes, the review of existing contract templates comes up quite often. Some clients are looking for an upgrade, while others may be seeking a quick, validating green light or help with a contract negotiation utilizing a template as the foundation. Unfortunately, many templates do not accomplish the intended purpose, or worse. 

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