Attorney at Law
Led the fund formation and fund operations team at AngelList. He has served as an advisor, angel investor, and board member to numerous startups.
Advised numerous startups (including Y-Combinator companies) on entity formation, compliance, privacy & security, and general corporate matters.
Advised VC and PE funds on state and federal compliance laws.
Serves as outside general counsel to numerous… read more startups and small businesses.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Outside General Counsel
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
"We needed a draft consulting/service agreement for use with our clients. Layi not only provided a draft, he also counseled on implementing legal operations and processes so that we have seamless transitions with our clients."
"Layi was extremely knowledgeable about EVERYTHING. Not just the legal aspect of business but about business operations as well. He had ideas about steps to take with our investment project that we had not even considered. Clear and concise communication with great presentations."
Director of Fund Operations & Formation
Jan 2020 - Aug 2021
• Manages and oversees continued product development, and execution of technological functions relating to fund formation and regulatory functions by the fund operations team.
• Manages cross-functional relationships and partnerships across teams including outside counsel, accounting & finance operations, tax, and federal and state, federal and international compliance.
Private Family Office
Nov 2018 - Sep 2019
• Managed and closed M&A, private equity, and venture capital deals.
• Sat on the investment committee and made investment decisions on deal flow.
Corporate M&A Attorney
Oct 2015 - Nov 2018
• Managed and closed M&A and capital market transactions including technology, healthcare and real estate deals worth a total of over $4B in aggregate value
• Negotiated and drafted myriad of general transactional documents, including LLC agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, technology agreements, SaaS agreements, purchase and sale agreements, service agreements etc