Adam Forest

Founding Partner
Corporate & Securities
General Counsel Services


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Adam is the Founding Partner of Scale LLP, where he oversaw the firm’s growth from a startup-focused boutique to a full-service virtual firm with a nationwide footprint. He provides interim general counsel services to dozens of startups in a variety of sectors, from founding teams to Series C companies. Prior to Scale, Adam ran the legal function at LendingHome Corporation (now Kiavi), which he helped grow from a handful of employees to nearly 300, over $1B lent, and over $100M of venture capital raised.  In a prior life, Adam was a commercial and appellate litigator at the law firm of Reed Smith LLP in San Francisco, and in the current one, he is also a sometimes professor at Golden Gate University Law School.

Areas of Expertise

Outside General Counsel
Product counseling
People Ops

Prior Associations

LendingHome Corporation (GC eq.)
Reed Smith LLP
GGU School of Law (Adjunct Professor)


UCLA School of Law
Stanford University

Bar Admission

Washington D.C.