Daniel McKenzie

Daniel McKenzie

Daniel McKenzie, Esq., is a contributor to Extra Crunch, lawyer, and entrepreneur. Daniel has nearly a full decade of experience practicing law and advising startups in business and legal affairs, previously co-founding and then serving as lead in-house counsel for Reelio, a venture-backed startup which was successfully acquired in 2018.

Currently, Dan advises digital media startups in the Los Angeles area and separately manages his own law practice at www.mckenziestartuplaw.com, specializing in the representation of startups and founders.

The Latest from Daniel McKenzie

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws

Startup Law A to Z: Employment Law

Your startup will not succeed unless you, the founder, build an exceptional team. Great teams are built on top of great culture. Yet any venture-backed startup founder will tell you, myself included,

Startup Law A to Z: Customer Contracts

Your startup needs customers to survive. If and when you make sales or generate installs, you are wading into the fast moving stream of commerce and exposing yourself to risk. Well-drafted customer co

Startup Law A to Z: Intellectual Property

Whether protected through copyright, trade secret, trademark, or patents, software technology companies depend on IP more so than perhaps any other business type in history. It is surprising, then, ju

Startup Law A to Z: Corporate Matters

Founders are a special breed — independent, self-reliant, and resourceful. Yet these same attributes, critical in taking an idea from zero to one, can eventually cause first-time founders to misjudg

How and why you should work with a startup lawyer

Ask any attorney what kind of lawyer they are and they’re likely to respond, “the good kind.” Certainly, there are “good” lawyers and there are “bad” lawyers,

How to get your money’s worth from your startup lawyer

You will never know as much as your lawyers do about the legal services they provide to you. It is a classic asymmetry of information, where the party that knows less gets the worse deal. In this case