Mike Kardash is *very* effective, has solid business judgment, and isn't nearly as pricey as most attorneys. He is phenomenal for all the core stuff — company setup, options, governance, fund raising/cap table mechanics, etc. Very good coach and lots of wisdom. If you want to pay $500-$750/hour, I can recommend some attorneys from [AmLaw 100 firms]. But Mike does a better job for less. I'm consistently amazed by how many start-ups in town use [AmLaw 100 Firms] and rack up big legal bills (or, just as bad, don't even consume legal because it is cost-prohibitive) working with ‘name brand’ firms as if that matters at all.