Your startup needs a lawyer who knows what it's like to be an entrepreneur
Scale is a Chicago-based law firm designed to provide entrepreneurs, startups and their investors with top-notch legal counsel at a fraction of the costs typically associated with such services. Scale's founder has practiced at two of the country's largest law firms and served in an executive role at one of Chicago's fastest growing start-ups.
As a result of this unique experience, Scale is able to efficiently provide counsel to entrepreneurs, start-ups and their investors in the following areas:
Corporate organization and governance
Internet and e-commerce law
Angel and Venture Capital fundraising
Mergers and Acquisitions
Software terms of service and privacy law
Kevin McAnally, Founder --------------
Kevin is a business attorney who spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer at FanFueled, an e-commerce and marketing platform serving the live event industry. In addition to pitching, negotiating and structuring joint venture and licensing deals with several fortune 500 companies and some of the world's leading artists and music festivals, Kevin oversaw all day-to-day operations and legal matters. Prior to joining FanFueled, Kevin spent six years as a corporate attorney at Chadbourne & Parke in New York City and at Winston & Strawn in Chicago. Kevin's practice included general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions, and software licensing with a particular focus on advising private equity funds and their investors. Kevin received both his undergraduate and legal degrees from Georgetown University where he was also a member of the Men's Soccer Team.
"Over the last five years the startup landscape has changed dramatically. Due to technological advancements in a number of areas, driven entrepreneurs can start and grow companies without raising significant outside capital on day one. That's great news for entrepreneurs, but unfortunately service providers like traditional law firms have been slow to adapt to this changing landscape. While these young companies may be doing deals with Fortune 500 companies, they don't have the money yet to pay big firm rates. At the same time – they're doing deals with Fortune 500 companies and they need sophisticated legal advice. That's why I founded Scale – I've spent quite a bit of time at big law firms and 3 years running a lean startup doing deals with big companies. I understand the challenges. Let's Scale."