Matt Crowley is a venture lawyer, with a practice focused on assisting entrepreneurs in creating new businesses and achieving their goals for growth. Crowley regularly represents startups, with startup clients representing at least 70% of his practice. Crowley is the author of “Getting in the Game: Guiding Your Startup Through the World of Venture Capital and Angel Investors.”
Crowley began his career in San Francisco at the height of the dotcom boom, practicing law with corporate finance groups including Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop) and Morrison & Foerster. After eight years of private practice, Crowley moved into senior management with Evoke Software in 2001, serving as vice president and general counsel. In 2004, Crowley joined the management team at Technicolor Home Entertainment Services in Camarillo, California, a division with revenues of $2 billion annually. In 2006, Crowley established Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy, a three-lawyer firm, to offer corporate legal services to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their businesses. Crowley is the former President of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, teaching venture law.
Put it in Writing! Understanding and Drafting Contracts
This class is designed to teach a non-lawyer the basic elements of contracts and talk about clauses that are likely to come up in typical scenarios.
10 Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs and How to Avoid Them
Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup ideas and founding teams. General Assembly has partnered with LAVA to prepare you for essential legal issues that startups face.