Legal advice for startups. Legal peace of mind for founders.

Founders Law is the law firm built from the ground up to service founders, entrepreneurs, and dreamers. From incorporation to exit, Founders Law guides founders with genuine and practical advice.

More than $500 Million raised for our clients.

Practice Areas

Trusted legal services for businesses, uncomplicated.

Outside Corporate Counsel


Founders have enough on their plate. We step in to be there for anything you need and any question you have, without the overhead. We'll even coordinate specialists (tax, immigration, intellectual property) so we're the only lawyers you need to talk to.

Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies


With over $500 million in capital raised for clients, our expertise spans industry and size. From a pre-seed SAFE to a growth-stage raise, we'll help you pull in the capital you need to grow, all while managing dilution.

Mergers & Acquisitions


Whether you’re ready to exit, or acquiring a new line of business, we don’t just ensure a smooth process by asking the tough questions; we build a deal that works for you.

Media & Entertainment Joint Ventures


Expand your reach with celebrity-backed marketing partnerships. From a one-off branding relationship to a joint venture lasting years, this emerging approach to product collaboration requires the unique expertise we’ve cultivated in this exciting space.

Our Principles

Finally, a law firm built for entrepreneurs.


Practicality is the heart of what we do. Our experience at massive firms led us to realize that big isn't always better. At Founders, we cut the fat so you'll always get exactly what you need, and nothing you don't.



It's not enough to just get the job done right—we'll get the job done the way you need it, when you need it, with clear communication every step of the way.



Being an entrepreneur means you don't keep regular office hours. Neither do we. If you need something, just give us a call.

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“Founders Law is a game changer for new businesses needing protection. They were the foundation to helping us grow.”

Insights & Articles

We add our Insights here on a regular basis to better educate our clients and others, on their schedule and at their pace.

VC & Startup
May 16, 2024

Data Rooms and Due Diligence: Raising Capital from Investors

The data room is one of the most important aspects of the due diligence process of any fundraising round.
VC & Startup
April 26, 2024

Unshackling Talent: FTC issues Nationwide Ban on Non-Compete Contracts

In a historic move on April 23, 2024, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a ruling banning non-compete clauses in the vast majority of employer-employee contracts.
VC & Startup
April 15, 2024

The Big FAQs About TOU

TOU are a set of rules and guidelines that govern the use of a website, app, or online platform
VC & Startup
March 27, 2024

Operating Agreements for LLCs

The operating agreement directs the internal mechanics of the business and aligns the goals of its members by contractually binding them to its terms.
VC & Startup
March 13, 2024

The Art of Startup Resilience: Surviving and Thriving in a Bear Market

Ten ways that startup founders can stand out and get access to capital in a bear market.
VC & Startup
March 4, 2024

Understanding Equity Rounds: A Primer on Pre-Seed vs. Seed vs. Series A

In order to secure the proper funding, founders must first understand how the different financing rounds typically work.
VC & Startup
February 8, 2024

83(b) Elections: Advantages & Disadvantages

Individuals who own equity in a startup face uniquely complicated tax issues that require efficient strategies to minimize immediate and future tax liability.
VC & Startup
January 31, 2024

Seller Financing in Sale Transactions

While it involves more risk, seller financing can be very beneficial for all parties involved.
VC & Startup
January 29, 2024

Delaware C-Corporations: The First Choice for Founders and Investors

For startups looking to sustainably grow using equity funding, founders should seriously consider the default of a Delaware C-Corporation.
VC & Startup
October 31, 2022

What is a Certificate of Incorporation?

A Certificate of Incorporation (also known as a charter) is a document that establishes the legal existence of a corporation.
VC & Startup
October 17, 2022

Playing it "SAFE" with Pre-Seed Financing

For those founders seeking pre-seed investment to fund this period of validation, a “SAFE” – or, Simple Agreement for Future Equity” – can be an ideal mechanic.
VC & Startup
October 17, 2022

Term Sheets - A Crucial Brick in a Solid Foundation

When used correctly, term sheets can shorten deal cycles, prepare the company for future rounds, and limit legal spend on both sides of the deal.