Run by Startup Attorneys
Clerky isn't a law firm and we aren't attorneys for our customers. But we are run by experienced startup attorneys who worked at one of the top startup legal practices in Silicon Valley.
This matters because it's not enough to care about legal quality — you also need the experience and expertise to make the right decisions. There are some online services that make an effort to avoid causing problems for their customers. Unfortunately, because they don't have the right experience and expertise, they inevitably fail.
Some online services partner with law firms in an attempt to get that experience and expertise. But from what we've seen, the lawyers at those firms work as outside consultants and don't have a meaningful impact. Law firms may provide basic forms to other online legal services, but they're not overseeing everything, catching non-obvious pitfalls, and making sure legal quality is prioritized over competing objectives.