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Supporting Changemakers in our Communities.

Advancements in technology have dramatically enhanced our ability as attorneys to support clients working at the forefront of social change. This work ranges from: advising nonprofits on the legal tools used to conserve land; how to hold real estate in a socially responsible way to comply with ESG goals; fund and entity formation to hold real estate interests; and advising on corporate governance issues specific to holding real estate.

By leveraging a tech-forward, remote-first structure, Scale offers clients affordable access to expert real estate and corporate attorneys who are passionate about partnering with community-based organizations, companies, and individuals in ways that are meaningful, thoughtful and tailored.

Our best-in-class team pulls together experts from government, tech startups, in-house counsel, venture investment, and high-end law firms. Together, we provide a complete legal solution - with a focus on practical, strategically aligned legal advice and operational efficiency - to help clients tackle problems, advance important causes and promote innovation for the benefit of our communities.

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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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Under the Corporate Transparency Act, Companies Face New Requirements in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial regulation and corporate transparency, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) has emerged as a pivotal piece of legislation. Enacted in 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, the CTA will require most new and existing legal entities operating in the United States to file reports with the federal government regarding their beneficial owners. The CTA goes into effect on January 1, 2024, and its key provisions are described below.

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