The founder-friendly firm.

Most law firms operate on an antiquated business model which wastes time and money. We built a modern law firm from the ground up to meet the needs of startups, and save them time and money in the process.

Big Law



Bureaucracy and Byzantine complexity.


Professionalism with a personal touch.


Surprises are fun… except when it comes to legal bills.


Know how much it costs up front. That’s refreshing.


When you bill by the hour, it literally pays to slow down the process.


Flat fees align incentives to get the deal done.


Old systems don’t work in the new economy.


Building software to improve speed and quality.


They have to pay for their fancy office somehow. Mahogany’s not cheap.


Less money to lawyers means more money toward impact.

Move fast. Don’t break things.

Scale up without going off the rails. We’ve helped Warby Parker, General Assembly, Metamask, and hundreds of other startups tackle complex legal issues as well as handle the day-to-day legal work efficiently. We can help you too. All you need to do is:
  1. Book your free consult.
  2. Get strategic legal advice.
  3. Scale with confidence.


General Counsel is one of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas.

Why founders love Westaway.

Founders are talking.

Founders love working with us because we deliver quality advice, fast with transparent fees. But don’t take our word for it, check out our client testimonials as well as our Google verified reviews.


What we do.

Our services include: incorporation, funding, intellectual property, employment, contracts, mergers & acquisitions, impact evaluation and general counsel.
Select the optimal structure for impact. We help you select the best legal structure whether that’s an LLC, Corporation, Benefit Corporation, B Corp Certification, L3C, Social Purpose Corporation or Nonprofit. We’ll also help you structure your founders’ equity.

Get funded. We guide you through the fundraising process whether you are using Convertible Debt, a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) or Equity.

Protect your ideas. The core asset of startups are great ideas. We help you take ownership and protect the use of your intellectual property. 

Build your team. You’re only as good as the people you work with. We draft employment and independent contractor agreements to help you hire and retain rockstar talent.

Get it in writing. We draft and review contracts with your clients, partners, vendors and suppliers to ensure that you are maximizing both profit and purpose.

Measure what matters. Did you achieve what you set out to achieve? We design, implement and report on your social and environmental impact using the B Impact Assessment or a custom designed set of metrics.

Scale up without selling out. We help you achieve scale through a merger or acquisition while ensuring that your mission remains the focus.

Get quality advice. We’re here for you as any legal challenge arises. We’re your partner every step of the journey.

A law firm by founders for founders.

Kyle Westaway, founder of Westaway, was an entrepreneur before he became an attorney. In 2007 Kyle Westaway co-founded a startup with some friends. They searched high and low for a law firm that understood the challenges of an early stage startup, but couldn’t find one they loved. Most were stuck in antiquated business models ill-suited to serve early stage entrepreneurs. So, he decided to start a law firm for founders by founders. Over the last fifteen years Westaway has worked with leading startups that are bootstrapped and venture-backed; big teams and indie creators; for-profits, non-profits and B Corps. Yet, they are united in a common cause: building companies that matter.

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