Elevate Law and Strategy

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Elevate Law and Strategy is a San Francisco Bay Area business law firm that provides legal and strategic consulting to startup entrepreneurs and social enterprises.

San Francisco Bay Area Business Law Firm.

Elevate Law and Strategy is a San Francisco Bay Area business law firm that provides legal and strategic consulting to startup entrepreneurs and social enterprises. We assist startup entrepreneurs and social enterprises with incorporation, financing, employment law, and IP law matters.

Entrepreneurship with a personal touch.

We take the time to get to know the entrepreneurs we serve, their ideas, and what they hope to accomplish. We understand that every business is different, so we don’t sell cookie cutter forms and strategies. We make a personal investment in the entrepreneurs we work with and advise them with the principal aim of maximizing the true potential of their ideas.


We are a San Francisco Bay Area based firm that provides legal and strategic consulting to entrepreneurs. We take the time to get to know the entrepreneurs we serve, their ideas, and what they hope to accomplish. We understand that every idea is different, so we do not sell cookie cutter forms and strategies. We make a personal investment in the creators we work with and advise them with the principal aim of maximizing the true potential of their ideas. While we look forward to serving entrepreneurs of all kinds, we have a particular focus on those with a social mission.We assist in navigating the following challenges that entrepreneurs face on a daily basis:

  • Financial: whether you are a small business, a social entrepreneur, a startup, or a nonprofit organization, we can assist you in thinking about and executing a strategy to fund your idea.
  • Regulatory: from choosing the best entity to employment to licensure and permitting, we can assist you to ensure your compliance with the law and to minimize your legal risk so you can focus on what matters to you–fostering your ideas.
  • Strategic: we can assist you with business, governance, advocacy and other strategic planning with a view not just to today but to achieving your long-term goals.

Learn more about our services.


What Entrepreneurship Means to Us

Our understanding of what entrepreneurship means is critical to what we do. To us, it is more than just being a risk taker. It is about:

  • Creativity;
  • Leadership;
  • Problem solving; and
  • Impacting the community.

Whether you consider yourself a small entrepreneur or a big dreamer, there are numerous challenges to success. You have to constantly react and adjust to external factors–from investors and donors to employees to changes in the law. We are here to help.


Our Promises

  • Communication. First and foremost, we promise to be prompt, honest, and transparent in our communications with you. You will hear from us regularly, and we will never hide the ball. We will make our best efforts to be available when you need to chat, whether it’s about a late-night epiphany or a head-scratcher.
  • Quality. We understand how important your venture is to you and the need to get everything right. Quality matters to you, and it is of the utmost importance to us.
  • Efficiency. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the budgetary challenges you face at the early stages of your venture. While we will never sacrifice the quality of our work, we will make every effort to minimize your legal costs so more of your funds go to recruiting talent and developing your idea.

Please drop us a line. Let’s discuss how we can help you.

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