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our team

We’re a groundbreaking team, dedicated to bringing you top-class legal services.

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Meet The Team

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Zach Levin

Managing Principal

Zach began his career in BigLaw at Chadbourne and Parke LLP in the finance group. Zach then served as the director of finance at a utility scale solar developer and in the legal group at a bulge bracket investment bank. Zach has been fired from, and failed at, several jobs. If knocked down, he will get back up - after a good, therapeutic cry.

Education

Cornell University, ILR School, B.S. 2009, Dean’s List

NYU School of Law, J.D. 2012, Environmental Law Journal, Dean’s Cup

Licenses

New York

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Levi Sanders

Principal

Levi began his career in BigLaw at Herzog, Fox & Neeman (Tel Aviv) in the FinTech group. Levi also served with distinction in the IDF Special Forces. Levi represents clients in a range of corporate and financing matters, and has a passion for building custom legal automation products. If knocked down, he will recover with a double hand spring.

Education

IDC Herzilya, LLB 2016, Law

IDC Herzilya, B.A. 2016, Accounting and Business Management

Licenses

New York

Israel

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Jiadai Lin

Litigation Principal

Jiadai began her career in New York at Chadbourne and Parke LLP in the litigation group, where she represented clients in commercial litigations, arbitrations, and regulatory investigations. After moving to Santa Fe, Jiadai became an advocate for public school teachers and local unions in labor and employment disputes. Her specialties now include employment law and commercial contracts. If knocked down, she will write a personal essay exploring the existential nature of her journey through the fall.

Education

Columbia College, B.A. 2009, economics and philosophy, Dean's List

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2012, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Foundational Moot Court

Licenses

New York

New Mexico

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Shanti Hubbard

Of Counsel

Shanti is a jack of all trades. She started her legal career as a public defender and transitioned to startup law when she founded her own firm in 2015. Shanti counsels a wide variety of clients in corporate law, venture finance, intellectual property, privacy and contracts. She’s also been a choreographer and community organizer. When knocked down, Shanti will get back up and start a dance party.

Education

Harvard, BA, sociology, magna cum laude

Georgetown Law, LLM, Advocacy

NYU School of Law, J.D. 2009, Cum Laude

Licenses

New York

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Mark Bierdz

Of Counsel

Mark provides outside general counsel services and regulatory advice. Mark has experience in civil litigation and in criminal law both as a state level public defender and prosecutor. He also formerly held a Current Criminal Justice Act contract to defend indigent accused in Federal court. He doesn’t like marketing himself. When knocked down, he will take the Fifth.

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2012, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. History, 2008

Licenses

New Mexico

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Craig Harrington

Associate

Craig began his career hustling in the rubble of the year 2020, advising startups on corporate and intellectual property matters. Craig worked closely with and learned from Chan Hubbard. Craig has relied on his resilience, sense of humor, and good credit. If knocked down, he will make a few friends on his way back up.

Education

University of Montana, BA, Geography

Brooklyn Law School, JD, Journal of International Law

Licenses

New York

Montana

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Michael Mellin

Senior Counsel

Mike began his career in BigLaw in the white collar defense litigation group at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York. He has represented clients of all sizes in high stakes securities, employment, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation, and defended regulatory inquiries and conducted internal investigations in a variety of industries. He would rather jump on a short call now to help you avoid having to draw on that experience, though. If knocked down, he'll convince you that's where he wanted to be the whole time, then get up when he's ready to try again.

Education

Cornell University, B.A. 2003, English

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2008, Law Review, Articles Editor, Dean's Merit Scholar

Licenses

New York

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Matthew Melville

Of Counsel

Matthew is our resident savvy vet. After starting his career as an M&A attorney at Skadden, Matt has been hyper focused on representing emerging companies and venture capital funds in an array of equity financings, M&A deals, and funds formation transactions. If knocked down, Matt will politely ask his kids to clean up their toys.

Education

NYU School of Law, J.D.

University of Utah, M.S., Finance

University of Utah, B.S., Political Science

Licenses

California