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Where Technology Meets Law and Everyone Wins

What is UpCounsel?

Founded in 2012, UpCounsel is the fastest growing online workplace for businesses to easily find, hire and work with top attorneys.

We leverage technology to make the process of finding and managing legal services an efficient and delightful experience for both businesses and attorneys with relevant expertise. By combining price transparency, reviews and online tools, our platform allows you to tap into a diverse and highly talented legal workforce that can meet your business needs on your schedule and at affordable prices.

Led by a team of visionary entrepreneurs, technologists and former attorneys, at UpCounsel we are excited to bring innovation through technology to one of the oldest industries in the world. Our mission is to help businesses and legal professionals that serve them thrive by giving both the tools needed to easily find and work with one another.

Who uses UpCounsel?

Jobs are posted on our marketplace by:

  • Large and small businesses seeking legal advice
  • Technology startups seeking outside counsel services
  • Solo practitioners seeking other legal professionals to collaborate with
  • Law firms and general counsel facing episodic spikes in work

These jobs are matched against an an amazing and diverse selection of legal professionals in our marketplace that include:

  • Experienced solo and boutique law firm practitioners
  • Former senior associates and partners of global and US law firms
  • Former general counsel and in-house attorneys at major corporations
  • Experienced Part-time Attorneys
  • Graduates of top US law schools

Examples of Jobs posted on our marketplace include:

  • Business law consultation
  • Company formation
  • Review and explanation of founder agreements
  • Drafting terms of service and privacy policies
  • Drafting lease agreements and commercial real estate
  • Assembling summer internship programs
  • Hiring employees and independent contractors
  • Debt or equity financing matters
  • Filing patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • And much more!

To learn more about how we make all this happen, read about How It Works.

Founding Team

Every product reflects the culture of the team behind it, and at UpCounsel, our culture resonates with the "disruptor" mindset of the founding team: We believe that the centuries-old frustration with the legal profession and the pain associated with finding, hiring and affording quality legal representation has no place in the digital age.

Matt Faustman - Co-founder & CEO

Matt believes in the power of online platforms to change antiquated ways of life and founded UpCounsel to make legal services efficiently accessible. He is responsible for our overall vision and growth of the UpCounsel platform.

Matt has been at Latham & Watkins LLP, Santa Clara University (JD/MBA), and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (BS).

Mason Blake - Co-founder & CTO

Mason shares a passion for creating technology that positively impacts millions of businesses in a meaningful way. He is responsible for our product, infrastructure and software development.

Mason served as the lead engineer and architect at JamBase and Better World Books before founding his own consulting company.

Touraj Parang - COO

Having been both a serial entrepreneur and an attorney, Touraj has finally found in UpCounsel the solution to transform painful attorney-client relationships into a productive business engagement. He is responsible for strategy and execution of our product vision, working to connect millions of businesses and attorneys.

Touraj has been at Webs (Vistaprint), Jaxtr, O'Melveny & Myers, WSGR, Earlybird Venture Capital, Amidzad, Yale Law School (JD), and Stanford University (AB).

We are looking for like-minded individuals who are not intimidated by challenging the status quo. If you are interested in joining us on this journey, please check out our current openings.