About Us

Welcome to Grellas Shah

We are a full-service boutique law firm. We bring a sophisticated, yet practical approach to representing our clients. Our clients are savvy enough to realize that by coming to us, they can get high-quality legal representation without paying for and getting lost in the large law firm bureaucracy.

Our Values

We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. And our firm’s values are what sustain such relationships.

  • Excellence: Our attorneys have worked at the world’s most prestigious law firms and are graduates of the country’s top law schools. We bring our intelligence, skill, and experience to every client and every matter. We do not save our best attorneys and best work for bigger or “higher value” clients. We believe every client is important and deserves our best work.
  • Integrity: The attorney-client relationship is about trust and transparency. We are honest and straightforward with our clients about everything from our billing to the substance of their legal needs. Even if we think you are better served by another attorney – whether it be because of a conflict or any other reason – we will tell you that, even if it means our losing your business.
  • Loyalty: When we are representing a client, we faithfully perform our work with only our client’s interests in mind. With many firms (especially larger firms), clients (particularly smaller clients) have to worry whether their attorneys are pulling punches because the party across the table may themselves be a bigger firm client. We never let conflicts of interest impact our work.
  • Customer Service: Unlike either our large firm or boutique competitors, we do not see each deal closed or case won as a notch on our belt or a statistic to advertise. As practical and business-minded attorneys, we know that every deal, every company, and every case is different and important. We tailor our advice and services to each of our client’s unique business and legal needs. And we give every client the attention they deserve.

We do our best to uphold these standards for our clients, and we seek clients who value and seek to do the same.

Our Focus

Our firm’s core practices focus on startups, technology, and venture law, as well as complex business litigation.

Startup – Technology – Venture Law Practice

Our startup, technology, and venture law practice provides wraparound services from structuring, to financings and M&A, and everything in between. But unlike our competitors, our boutique scale allows us to provide a level of client service and attention to early and mid-stage startups that cannot be found at larger firms. We pride ourselves on our founder-focus when representing startups and do not let conflicting loyalties guide our representation.

Our attorneys offer specialized expertise relating to venture capital and angel funding, intellectual property protection and licensing, trademarks, patents, commercial contracts, M&A, company formation, founder arrangements, employee incentives, and the strategic and tax guidance integral to startup issues.

But we are more than just a startup firm. We have a depth of experience providing a full scope of legal services to a wide-range of small, middle market, and more mature businesses. We also represent shareholders, partners, directors, officers, key employees, contractors and a broad range of other individuals who are traditionally represented by business or corporate lawyers.

Complex Business Litigation Practice

Our complex business litigation team brings together big-firm litigation experience and the agility of a boutique to provide high-quality representation at more reasonable cost. Grellas Shah’s litigation expertise spans the range of litigation issues impacting tech companies, their directors, officers, employees, and investors, including intellectual property, securities, employment, contracts, and regulatory and internal investigations.

Our Promise

We are not merely here to do your legal work, we are here to be your trusted advisors. And we will do our best to earn that trust by providing the highest quality legal services, with integrity, tailored to your needs, and at pricing that’s fair and transparent. We value every client relationship – big or small – because every client deserves attorneys who give them the attention they deserve.