Legal partner on your hero's journey

Welcome to Lawlace, an elite boutique law firm for startups and venture funds. We blend a deep understanding of legal intricacy with being part of the startup ecosystem.

We’re not just your law firm; we’re your business partner throughout your lifecycle.

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Services for Startups and Investors

We support startups and venture funds through every stage—starting with formation, fundraising, hiring, and compliance, all the way to business operations.
For Startups

Our work with emerging companies often starts when a founder brings us an idea. We guide them from company formation through the full life cycle of the startup. 

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For Investors

We offer expert advice to venture capital funds and their managers, covering everything from formation and fundraising to regulatory compliance, investment activities, and LP relations.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Hear from some of our amazing customers who are building faster.

“Kristina has been an invaluable partner to my VC fund. Her expertise and dedication have been instrumental every step of this journey. She displayed exceptional efficiency and creativity in executing the fund formation process, ensuring it was not only prompt but also tailored to my needs and the needs of my LPs.

Kristina has also played a vital role in managing relationships within my LP network, coordinating with the fund administrator, and ensuring legal compliance. She works crazy fast while keeping all the details in check, and maintains a great sense of humor through it all!”

Oliver Cameron
General Partner, Reasons to Be Optimistic

"Kristina is my thought partner with a legal brain honed by her extensive experience working with startup founders. She is both a legal counsel and a friend, helping me navigate the complexities of being a founder and an investor. I highly recommend her for both personal legal needs and startup-related issues."

Alan Chiu
Co-Founder & CEO of Enya Labs, Co-Founder of Boba Network, and President of Stanford GSB Alumni Association. 

"From the moment we launched our startup, Kristina has been an invaluable partner. I first worked with her at Cooley, and when it came time to kick off my second venture, there was no question about who I'd turn to for legal advice. Kristina has expertly steered us through a maze of legal complexities—issuing stock awards, crafting commercial agreements, and guiding us through fundraising. At each critical juncture in our startup's journey, she's been the steady hand we needed. I can't recommend her highly enough."

Rima Seiilova-Olson
Co-founder & CEO of Tenvos

"I came across Kristina on TikTok and binged her content while researching ways to launch my startup. When it was time to incorporate, I opted for her startup package. Collaborating with Kristina and her team has been incredibly smooth, simplifying the processes and has enabled me to confidently concentrate on other aspects of setting up my business."

Spencer Park
Founder of Direct Crops, Inc.

"I worked with Kristina to handle the trademark filing for my company. She made the whole process incredibly easy. Kristina has a remarkable understanding of trademark law, making the entire process a breeze. Her prompt communication and clear explanations ensured I was always in the loop, which was incredibly reassuring. Kristina's attention to detail and commitment to our success were evident throughout the application process, resulting in the approval of our trademark. I couldn't recommend Lawlace more for their expertise and exceptional service."

Ruffin Mitchener
Investor @ Wischoff Ventures and Creator with 20M Views on TikTok

"Kristina and her team were invaluable in helping us with the intricacies and details around fund compliance and filings. She and her team were responsive and communicated clearly and regularly to keep us informed, provide advice and recommendations, and solicit feedback when needed to take action.

Because of Kristina and her team, we were able to focus on what we do best - fundraising, deploying, and interacting with our LPs and portfolio companies, knowing that the legal back office components were being handled.

This is the 2nd firm where we have had the pleasure in working with Kristina and am looking forward to a long term relationship that is not only cost effective, but pleasant as well."

Balaji Gopinath
General Partner, Kubera Venture Capital

"After getting familiar with Kristina and her perspectives on company formations, I recognized numerous legal mistakes I had made as a first-time founder. As part of the process to set up my new ventures, I decided to invest in the Startup Launch Package. As an experienced founder, I was determined to navigate the process in a better way this time. Thanks to Kristina's expert guidance, I'm confident that my businesses are correctly structured for sustainable success."

Chris K.
Serial e-commerce entrepreneur

“Kristina was very detailed and timely in helping me navigate an LP’s requested red lines and side letter as they onboarded into The Council Fund. Being able to respond to the LP thoughtfully but quickly to keep momentum going on the deal was important. Kristina was the perfect partner to work with on the backend. She was also up front and honest about cost, something I haven’t seen from many lawyers in the past. I would definitely work with her again!” 

Amber Illig
General Partner of The Council Fund 

“Starting a business is already overcomplicated, and on top of that, we have to deal with things like company structure, employee contracts, partnerships, and investors. It's not just about building a business from scratch; we also need to make sure all our documents are correct. Honestly, as founders, we often don't know how to handle all of this, especially with limited funds.

I've known Kristina for about a year now, and she's been taking care of all our business contracts with clients, investors, partners, and everyone else we work with. Working with her gives me confidence because she's not only highly knowledgeable but also fast, offers fair prices, and can handle any situation a startup might encounter. Every contract she prepares is flawless. She takes the time to explain all the details and ensures you understand everything before signing. I wholeheartedly recommend her services!”

Daniele De Mari
Founder, CEO of Neurogram

“Working with Kristina at Lawlace was the best early decision for my startup. She made complex topics simple, was very responsive, and introduced me to her network of accounting and tax specialists. The startup package covered everything I needed, and the pricing was clear and affordable. It felt like having a friend in the legal world. Highly recommend her and Lawlace if you're starting a business and need solid legal help.”

Peter Heimerdinger
SMB Investor & Founder

“Big fan of Kristina and her team! She incorporated my company GC AI and got our stock plan done perfectly in record time. As a lawyer myself, I know how important it is to get these things right, and I wanted someone I could trust. Kristina dove in, got it done, then helped me strategize about fundraising timing and even positioning. She responds quickly and is all around great to have on your side. Highly recommend, particularly at the earliest days and pre-seed.”

Cecilia Ziniti
Founder & CEO, GC AI

“Kristina has been an excellent lawyer and partner while I have been on my startup journey. The Lawlace team is really efficient, straightforward, and responsive. The packages include everything that a burgeoning startup needs, and I feel very confident and prepared with the services I've received. I highly recommend Lawlace to other founders.”

Mikaela Brown
Founder & CEO, Go Maneuver, Inc.

“Kristina has been an excellent lawyer and partner while I have been on my startup journey. The Lawlace team is really efficient, straightforward, and responsive. The packages include everything that a burgeoning startup needs, and I feel very confident and prepared with the services I've received. I highly recommend Lawlace to other founders.”

Mikaela Brown
Founder & CEO, Go Maneuver, Inc.

"The 'lace' part evokes a sense of intricacy and detail, qualities highly valued in legal work."

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