Tyler Garaffa is an Associate at Legal Scale, where his practice focuses on the representation of private equity sponsors, venture capital funds, angel investors, entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies. Tyler’s practice includes debt financing transactions, including working capital facilities, acquisition financings, asset-based loans, receivables financings and other secured and unsecured transactions, together with early stage equity financings and general corporate matters.

Before joining Legal Scale, Tyler was Director, Corporate Counsel at Yieldstreet, a leading private alternative investments platform. Prior to moving in-house, he was an associate in the Business Law Department at Goodwin Procter LLP, focusing on the representation of private equity sponsors, operating companies and emerging growth companies in financing and other transactions, and the Global Leverage Finance practice at Milbank LLP, concentrating on the representation of financial institutions in syndicated and other lending deals. During his time at Milbank, Tyler completed a legal secondment to the Loan Negotiations Group at Goldman Sachs, where he advised on a variety of leveraged lending and high-yield financings.

Tyler holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from Virginia Tech. He is admitted to the bar in New York and is based out of New York City.