Dori V. Karjian

Corporate & Securities
Fintech & Financial Services


Seattle, WA
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Dori is an accomplished corporate and securities attorney with a practice focused on organizing business ventures and partnership transactions throughout all stages of the growth cycle. As the head of the private fund practice group, he advises emerging and midlevel managers on private equity, venture capital and real estate strategies. Dori has experience in the formation, structuring, governance and investing activities of investment partnerships, including regulatory and compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Additionally, Dori advises entrepreneurs and growth stage companies on financings, commercial transactions, joint ventures, regulatory product counsel and strategy. Dori has experience in private practice as well as in house counsel to numerous growth stage companies in the U.S. and internationally; his passion is being a valuable partner to entrepreneurs and innovators across a diverse set of industries, including financial services, blockchain, media, life sciences and technology.

Prior to joining Scale, Dori was Co-Founder and President of Y2X, a technology incubator and investment company focused on fintech, blockchain and life science projects. Prior to Y2X, he was a co-founder and General Counsel to G2 Investment Group and Forbes Private Capital Group, investment firms that grew out of Guggenheim Partners and sponsored numerous private equity fund strategies. Dori began his career at K&L Gates, an AmLaw 100 firm. A volunteer at several community and youth organizations, he is the former President of Seattle United FC – the largest youth soccer club on the West Coast.

Areas of Expertise

Private Funds

Securities and Financings

Commercial Contracts and Transactions

Strategic Planning and Operations

Prior Associations

G2 Investment Group/Forbes Private Capital Group
K&L Gates LLP


University of Oklahoma College of Law
Tufts University

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