Top-tier startup lawyers

Armen Martin

Partner and CEO, Foundation Law Group LLP

Armen Martin is a founding partner and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Law Group LLP. He is a corporate attorney with 25 years of experience specializing in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings based in Los Angeles. He represents clients in diverse fields including technology, media, financial services, cleantech, manufacturing, life sciences and telecommunications. Prior to forming Foundation Law Group, he worked for some of the largest and most prestigious law firms internationally including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, DLA Piper and Steptoe & Johnson. He is an avid soccer fan.

Evan Buhler

Startup & VC Attorney, Generative Counsel 

Evan Buhler is a startup attorney at Generative Counsel, a fractional general counsel studio he launched in 2023. He graduated summa cum laude from UC Irvine Law in 2019. Afterwards, he worked in Silicon Valley and San Francisco for two major firms (Sidley Austin and Fenwick & West) as a corporate attorney, focusing mostly on venture capital related transactions. He spends his time in the US between Boston and California, loves his nieces and nephew, is a runner, dancer and patron of the arts.

Hayk Mamajanyan​

Founder and Managing Attorney, HVM Law Firm

Hayk Mamajanyan is a corporate, venture capital, and mergers & acquisitions Partner at Rimôn Law Los Angeles office. He focuses on strategic and transactional matters, acting both as a legal advisor and a strategic partner for his clients. Hayk represents venture capital funds, founders, and enterprises, principally in technology and other related industries. Hayk advises investors, and early and late-stage companies in various business matters as their external general counsel. 


  • University of Oxford Law, UCLA Law
  • Corporate, VC and M&A Attorney
  • Angel Investor and Advisor to Startups

Nareg Essaghoolian

Co-Founder, Decrypted Legal & Consulting, PC

I help startups change the world by proactively providing legal services at a transparent flat fee price. I’ve represented hundreds of startups that have collectively raised billions of dollars and love helping founders confidently build their companies. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the UCLA School of Law. In my free time I love to watch sports, do deep dives on crypto, and try the newest restaurants in town.

Tamir (like "hammer") Haddad

CEO, Legal and Ops PC

I love being a trusted advisor to business leaders, and I started Legal and Ops PC to find a way to deliver founders smarter value, better experience, and help with more.


  • University of Michigan, BA (Philosophy; Near East Studies)
  • Harvard Law School, JD
  • Wilson Sonsini, Corporate Associate (2 Years)
  • Atrium, Business Operations (1 Year)

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