Our Services

Strategic legal advice for founders.

We’ve developed playbooks for:

Startup Formation & Structuring

Commercial Partnerships

R&D and IP Licensing

Employees, Consultants & Advisors

Pre-Seed, Seed & Series Financings

International Projects

International Projects

About Us

We’re a startup, just like you.

Many businesses avoid lawyers for the same reasons: they are expensive, unhelpful and unresponsive.

We decided to do things differently.

1/ We’re helpful.

Our advice and drafting is straightforward and jargon free. No head scratching required.

2/ We’re accessible.

We operate virtually. We will update you on our progress and meet your deadlines, freeing you to focus on running your business.

3/ We’re qualified.

We come from leading global law firms and top ranked law schools. We’re here because we have a passion for startups and for running our own.

4/ We’re invested.

Your lawyer will handle your project, from start to finish. No delegating to paralegals, interns or inexperienced lawyers.

Representative Partners & Clients

Our Team

By providing legal services online and on a fixed fee basis, requesting and accepting a quote for your project is easy.

Do you only need a one-off advisory session? Even easier – just use our online scheduling tool by clicking here.

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Co-Founder
  • Forte: Capital raises
  • Prior Experience: White & Case (Frankfurt & London)
  • Education: NYU (JD), St. Andrews (MA), Luther College (BA)
  • Legal Qualifications: New York, England & Wales
  • Unhealthy Obsession: Vintage automobiles
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Co-Founder
  • Forte: Climate tech
  • Prior Experience: CMS (London), White & Case (New York & London)
  • Education: Georgetown (JD), Georgetown (BSFS)
  • Legal Qualification: New York
  • Unhealthy Obsession: Basketball podcasts

Legal Fees

Flat fees tailored to your budget and legal needs.

Unlike most law firms, we set flat fees for all of the advice that we give. This means you will know the cost before we start.
No surprises, no bitter aftertaste.

Option 1/  Flat Fee Project.

Our fees are flat, not hourly. You describe the project, we’ll provide a flat fee quote. Even if your project takes twice the time we estimate, you won’t pay a penny more.

Option 2/ Monthly Subscription.

We offer tailored monthly general counsel subscriptions as an alternative to billing project-by-project. Fees vary depending on your startup’s typical legal needs. 

How it works

Quality legal services in four simple steps.
By providing legal services online and on a fixed fee basis, requesting and accepting a quote for your project is easy.
Get a Quote for Legal Fees

Step 1Get a Free Quote

Describe your project (or express interest in a general counsel subscription) by clicking "Get Started." We’ll do the rest, including asking any follow-up questions.

Accept a Quote

Step 2Accept Quote

Once you receive your quote, accept online by e-signing our engagement letter. For small projects, we ask for payment upon completion. For big projects, we may ask for incremental payments.

Speak with a Lawyer

Step 3Project Launch

Once you have accepted your quote, one of our lawyers will reach out to schedule a phone call or video conference to discuss your business and project in greater detail.

Pay an Invoice

Step 4That's it!

Once you receive your completed project, and confirm that you are satisfied, we will send you an invoice.

About Us

We’re a small business, just like you.

Many businesses avoid lawyers for the same reasons: they are expensive, unhelpful and unresponsive. We decided to do things differently.

1/ We’re efficient.

We work virtually and leverage the latest legal tech to improve efficiency and reduce our overhead, passing the savings on to you.

2/ We’re helpful.

Our advice and drafting is straightforward and jargon free. No head scratching required.

3/ We’re responsive.

We will update you on our progress and meet your deadlines, freeing you to focus on running your business.

4/ We’re qualified.

We come from leading global law firms and top ranked law schools. We’re here because we have a passion for startups and small businesses and for running our own.

5/ We’re invested.

Your lawyer will handle your project, from start to finish. No delegating to paralegals, interns or inexperienced lawyers.
Michael Byrd
Co-Founder

After graduating from NYU Law, Michael joined a top tier global law firm advising all manner of businesses, from local startups to multinationals, on a variety of corporate matters and debt and equity offerings. He founded Skylight Law in 2020, realizing his dream of running his own business.

In his free time, Michael enjoys tinkering on classic cars, riding motorcycles and reading books on rewilding.

Michael is licensed to practice law in New York and England and Wales.

Contact

We’re here to help.
For a free quote, please complete the online form below.

Please note that, as we provide our services almost entirely online, in-person consultations are by appointment only.

For general inquiries, please contact us by email or by leaving a voicemail at the phone number listed below.

sayhello@skylight.law

(332) 240-5070

Skylight Law
c/o The Farm Soho
447 Broadway 2nd floor
New York, 10013
USA

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