Harvey Esquire was formed in Los Angeles by Chris Harvey. Chris has over 8 years of experience in private law practice, first as an associate attorney and later as in-house corporate counsel. He started the firm to work with privately-held businesses, emerging growth companies, professionals and entrepreneurs. The firm’s clients are located across California, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Chris A. Harvey

8 years in private practice
JD – University of San Diego School of Law
Top Writer 2017 (Quora)

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30+ projects
business formation
75+ projects
commercial contracts
500+ projects
securities & finance
100+ matters
copyrights & trademarks
3500+ applications
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, BS with high honors
Bar Admissions and Courts
  • California State Bar
  • Southern District Court of California
  • Eastern District Court of California
  • Central District Court of California
Awards and Publications
Top Writer 2017, Quora Ranked #1 Most Viewed Author in Startup Law, Contracts, Equity Crowdfunding (2016). Quora Profile.

Work History

AUG 2014 –

Harvey Esquire APC

Principal Attorney
  • Representing tech, fashion,media, food and beverage, coworking spaces, and professional service providers.
  • Mergers and acquisitions (Corporate Law).
  • VC-backed investments for Series A and seed investment rounds (Securities Law).
  • Trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets law (IP Law).
  • Business agreements, employment contracts and commercial leases (Contracts Law).

Randazza Legal Group

Of Counsel
  • Trademarks, copyrights and other IP-related matter (IP Law).
  • Drafted and closed UDRP complaints – domain name disputes (Internet Law).
  • Advised companies in a variety of transactional matters including corporate restructuring and other matters.
  • Employment contracts and other commercial matters (Employment Law).
  • Terms of service, privacy policies, and disclaimers (Contracts Law).
SEP 2012 –
MAR 2014

Blackslate LLP

In-House Legal Counsel
  • Transactional work, corporate restructuring matters.

Point Loma Law

Associate Attorney
  • Trademarks, copyrights and other IP -related matter (IP Law).
  • Handled general business matters and disputes (General Practice).

Asaro Keagy Freeland & McKinley LLP

Litigation Associate
  • Engaged in arbitration, mediation, and federal civil litigation process
  • Drafted summary judgment motions, complaints, answers, demurrers, and other pleadings


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929 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 819-1366

(619) 800-1377