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Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey

Attorney for Entrepreneurs

Santa Monica
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
San Diego
School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Chris has been representing venture-backed companies and entrepreneurs for over 8 years.

Chris focuses his practice on business formation, venture capital and angel financings, commercial contracts, equity crowdfunding, and general counsel for early stage and emerging growth companies. He's worked with hundreds of clients on all phases of a business, from early capital to late stage mergers and acquisitions.

Chris owns a private law practice in Silicon Beach where he has helped dozens of startups raise money and launch successfully. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Missouri University of Science and Technology and earned a JD from
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9
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Harvey has been representing my company for several years. He gets what it takes to represent a business without over-lawyering it. Without hesitation I would (and do) highly recommend Harvey's firm for anyone running a business."

Chris Lynch, Managing Partner at Everyday California
Posted on Jun 5, 2016
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chris Harvey is the reason our business, Expert DOJO, exists. His advice when we started out was all based on our success rather than just getting us as clients. The high level of trust we have with him just does not exist in most other attorney firms and he has our highest recommendation for all our Expert DOJO clients for that reason."

Represented Launch of National Expert Program Incubator
Posted on Jun 5, 2016

Work History

Harvey Esquire APC

Principal Attorney

Aug 2014 - Present

Representing clients in all stages of capital financings and growth, including media companies, ecommerce sites, and online businesses:
• Financing and acquisitions (Corporate Law).
• VC-backed investments for Series A and seed investment rounds
• Trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets law (IP Law)
• Business agreements, employment contracts and commercial leases (Contracts Law)

Aug 2014 - Present

Randazza Legal Group

Of Counsel

Mar 2012 - Mar 2016

• Trademarks, copyrights and other IP-related matters (IP Law)
• Drafted and closed UDRP complaints - domain name disputes (Internet Law)
• Advised companies in a variety of transactional matters including corporate restructuring and other matters.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2016

Blackslate

In-House Counsel

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014

In house counsel for private equity firm including:
• asset purchase agreements
• leasing transactions
• LLC formations
• private financing documentation
• due diligence review and preparation
• negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and option contracts

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014

Asaro Keagy Freeland & McKinley

Associate Litigation Attorney

Sep 2008 - Mar 2012

• Civil litigation, business litigation, real estate law
• Litigated against NASDAQ publicly traded company, $5 million arbitration in favor of client

Sep 2008 - Mar 2012

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