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Chris Harvey

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In 2015, Chris Harvey formed Harvey Esquire APC, a venture capital law firm in Los Angeles. Chris has over 12 years of experience in private practice. Chris started the firm to work with entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, and investment professionals. Later, the firm moved to focus specifically on venture capital law for emerging fund managers and VC-backed startups in early stages.

• Top writer on Quora
• 12 years of practicing law
• Former coder turned legal wordsmith-for-hire
• Author of “Financing a Business” chapter in Emerging Companies Guide, a legal practitioner’s guidebook published by the ABA and edited by former Cooley lawyer/distinguished author, Alan Gutterman, Ph.D.; and,
• Co-author of the “Holloway Guide to Raising Venture Capital”, a current & comprehensive resource for founders and VCs, with technical detail, practical knowledge, real-world scenarios & pitfalls to avoid.

Additional Practice Areas
  • Venture Capital
  • Startup Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $450/hr. Flat rates available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
Honors: Phi Kappa Delta, Pro Bono Honors
Activities: International Law Journal, Editor
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Top Writer 2017
Awarded Top Writer for work on startup law, equity crowdfunding, and securities law.
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 261986
- Current
Activities: Business Law Section
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Articles & Publications
Emerging Companies Guide, Chapter 7: Financing a Business
American Bar Association (ABA)
Holloway Guide to Raising Venture Capital
4 Questions Y Combinator Asks Every Startup
7 Insights from Peter Thiel's Zero to One Book
Websites & Blogs
Harvey Esquire - A Law Firm for Emerging Fund Managers and VCs
Newsletter - Law of VC
Law of VC
Social Media
Contact & Map
Harvey Esquire - Venture Capital Lawyers
12655 W Jefferson Blvd
5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90505
Telephone: (310) 819-1366
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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