Startup Business Name: L2 Counsel
Tagline: Helping businesses and ventures with compelling technologies reach their growth objectives with sound legal strategies and solutions.
Founder/Founders: Louis Lehot
In a few sentences, tell us what your start-up is all about!:
L2 Counsel, P.C. is an elite boutique law firm based in Silicon Valley designed to serve entrepreneurs, innovative companies and investors with sound legal strategies and solutions.
Helping businesses and ventures with compelling technologies reach their growth objectives with sound legal strategies and solutions.
Public and private companies, financial sponsors, venture capitalists, investors and investment banks seek out Louis Lehot for smart counsel and skill in forming, financing, governing, buying and selling companies. He uses his extensive experience to benefit a wide variety of businesses at all stages of development—from two founders and a laptop through venture capital financing to IPO and beyond. Drawing on his background advising non-US multinationals looking to access US capital markets, he is also uniquely positioned to assist companies with cross border transactions.
Formerly the co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office and co-chair of its leading venture capital and emerging growth company team, Louis now operates an elite boutique law firm platform designed to serve entrepreneurs, innovative companies and investors with sound legal strategies and solutions. Clients prize Louis for his blend of Wall Street expertise and Silicon Valley experience, as well has his ability to offer strategic counseling that is always practical, commercial, cost-effective and tailored to each client’s specific circumstances. A native English speaker, he is also fluent in French.
When was your startup founded? And what stage is your startup currently at?: the business was started in 2019and is in full operational mode
Let us know a bit about your team, who are the key team members and what is their role?:
Louis Lehot – Founder & President
Ethan Floyd – Consulting Attorney
Kate Mamyko-Golomb – Legal & Business Development Consultant
Why did you choose this particular idea and concept to build your start-up on?:
The idea for launching a new innovation law practice originated from my passion for enabling disruptive entrepreneurs and investors at all stages of the growth curve to reach new heights. This ranges from entrepreneurs coming out of the Stanford University labs and their venture capital and private equity investors, to CEOs of large publicly traded “bigtech” and life science businesses. In my daily life as a Silicon Valley lawyer, I help entrepreneurs move from ideation to formation, from formation to Minimum Viable Product (MVP), from MVP to commercial shipment, from financing to scaling, from scaling to global, and then from global to exit.
I have designed my law practice to educate entrepreneurs and investors on the legal building blocks and benchmarks for success so that their impact can achieve its greatest potential in the innovation economy. What makes us unique is that we are more than just a law firm – we are dedicated to sharing information, knowledge and relationships that can be the tipping point for a growth business.
We form relationships on a foundation of mutual trust and confidence that is earned many times over, and every day. We are known for fostering relationships with and among some of the very best industry professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, buyers and sellers. These connections inside and outside our areas of legal expertise empower our clients with a framework for successful innovation and monetization. Life is about relationships. Knowing who people are is very different from being able to make qualified introductions. Our ability to connect and collaborate with leaders across industries creates real innovation. And the associated value we offer our growth and established company clients is what we do best
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