Startup – Technology – Venture law

We are trusted advisors, not pencil pushers.  We are deal lawyers who, no matter how many deals we do, see every deal as our only deal, not as a statistic or a notch on our belt.  We value every client relationship – big or small – because every client deserves attorneys who give them the attention they deserve. 

For decades, Grellas Shah has been part of the startup ecosystem in the Silicon Valley and throughout the world.  It is our focus and our passion.  We bring our experience, creativity, efficiency and practical perspective to every startup, founder, and investor we represent. 

We provide the full range of services needed by startups, and their founders and investors – from structuring to financings to M&A and everything in between.  We can’t say we are the only firm you can find that does what we do.  But we can say we do it better.

Practice areas

Venture Financing

Our attorneys have a depth of experience in representing companies in venture, angel, and strategic investment rounds. We know that fundraising is one of the most important and consequential milestones in the lifecycle of a startup venture. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

We regularly represent companies, on both buy-side and sell-side, in M&A and other change of control transactions. Our firm has the in-house corporate, tax, and intellectual property expertise to advise on both domestic and cross-border deals, from simple to the most complex.

General Corporate

We have a depth of knowledge and experience providing tailored corporate law and transactional advice at every stage of the lifecycle of a company, from initial structuring, to corporate governance, recapitalization, and restructuring. And we do so in a practical…

Commercial and Tech Transactions

Our team advises clients on and negotiates the range of commercial and technology transactions, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, and have negotiated agreements with the range of major players in the tech industry.

Patents And Trademarks

For technology-based startups, patents can be critical to maximizing the value of intellectual property and enhancing a business’s competitive position. We have the in-house expertise to help our clients achieve these goals by counseling startups on their patent strategy and filing…

Startup And Founder Disputes

The co-founder relationship is one of excitement and promise, but also stress and high-emotion. It is not unusual for close co-founders to wind up in a dispute after months or years of working closely together. Between our corporate & litigation…

Business Tax

We provide counseling on tax strategy and planning for emerging ventures of all sizes and can help you navigate the tension between your tax and business objectives.

Specific areas of tax assistance that we regularly provide include…

Business Immigration

We offer a full range of business immigration law services in conjunction with our corporate law practice.

Our lawyers provide immigration law counsel and assistance to startups wishing to hire non-U.S.

Let’s Work Together

Our corporate and IP attorneys offer specialized expertise for tech startups and their founder and investors, including 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.