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Meet

Langston A. Tolbert

I became an attorney for entrepreneurs because both of my parents are business owners. I spent my childhood helping them with their companies and seeing the day in and day-out grind entrepreneurs face, but also the joy and freedom that comes with owning a business. I act as not only a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, giving them insight on legal matters, business strategy, and market considerations, but as a partner in the trenches.

 

Before starting my own practice, I worked at Latham & Watkins, representing Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms in complex mergers and acquisitions, as well as emerging companies in matters of formation and venture capital financing. And before that, I worked at a high-growth startup, helping source venture capital funding and create strategic partnerships.  

 

I am an alum of Howard University School of Law, graduating in the top 5% of my class, with magna cum laude honors. While in school, I served as a Senior Staff Editor of the Howard Law Journal, writing an article for the publication discussing communally owned investment funds. For undergrad, I received my B.A. in Political Science from California State University Long Beach, graduating as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society).  

I believe in putting my clients' needs first, being available at all times to handle their needs, and providing outstanding work. 

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Work Experience

2023 - Present

NEEW

  • Serve as legal officer, providing general counsel services on the following:

    • formation matters​

    • capital raising

2023 – Present

Verses & Valleys LLC

  • Serve on an advisory council with former Meta and Apple strategists for VR, XR, AI, AR, NFT companies.

  • Serve as legal counsel to the advisory council, including drafting and negotiating agreements.

2021 –2022

Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Draft incorporation and financing documents for emerging companies for venture capital financing transactions.

  • Edit and review primary documents, draft ancillary documents, conduct due diligence, and manage and direct correspondence for merger and acquisition transactions.

  • Draft equity tags in connection with debt financings.

Education

May 2020

Howard Univ. School of Law,

J.D., manga cum laude

Rank:                Top 5%

Honors:            Merit Scholar

                          3x CALI Award Recipient

Activities:         Howard Law Journal, Senior Staff                                      Editor (Article published)

May 2017

California State Univ., Long Beach, CA

B.A. Political Science

Honors:            Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political                                      Science Honor Society) 

Activities:         Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.,                                          President

                          National Pan-Hellenic Council,                                          President

Get in Touch

(310) 997-2787

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