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Outside counsel to early-stage startups, founders & investors.

Generative Counsel.
Evan Buhler
 UC Irvine (J.D.), Vanderbilt University (BA), Fenwick & West (2021-23), Sidley Austin (2019-20)

An accelerant for entrepreneurs

As a startup attorney at Fenwick & West and Sidley Austin in the Bay Area, I worked with countless talented entrepreneurs. Most had in common this one trait: their teams lacked a legal generalist to help with corporate strategy, HR issues and commercial contracts. Unfortunately, the "big law" financial model (with rates upward of $900 an hour) cannot viably fit this use-case.

Entrepreneurs need room to run and retaining exorbitant legal counsel not only decreases your runway, but also discourages you from engaging on potential legal issues. With this in mind, I established Generative Counsel to serve early-stage startups, founders and investors with business strategy and legal guidance that is fairly priced and flexible from the outset.

Corporate governance. Venture financings. Fund formation. Commercial work. Employment issues. 

Pre-seed to Series D.  I've been around the block and have worked on major deals - including a tech startup's $1B exit (acq. by Salesforce). Having lived and practiced law in Silicon Valley for 4+ years, I know very well the patterns that lead to success. I've also worked on product and operations at several tech companies over the years, including AngelList, a staple in the Bay Area tech scene. With this combined experience - in legal, operations and product - I'm well-equipped to rapidly understand your business offering, diagnose issues and serve as your go-to legal advisor.

Working with me means that you can focus on product, growth, fundraising, recruiting and everything else - while I worry about legal :)

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