Our mission:
Your Company's Future.

Stake is laser-focused on helping companies build real value.

Stake was designed with growing companies in mind.

Stake is an IP business & litigation law firm designed for new companies needing to stake out a claim in the marketplace.
Stake combines the best parts of legal experience and tradition with new and innovative processes to provide premier legal services to high-growth companies.

Our Guiding Principles

Our mission is to apply our guiding principles to protect your hard work and give you peace of mind.


We prize integrity in our conduct—this is something we won't compromise, even for a client.


We prioritize communication. Stake's business model encourages open communication with your attorney.


We strive to provide clear and effective counsel to clients, avoiding legalese everywhere possible.

Meet the Founder

Stake was founded in 2021 with a mission to build a truly innovative law firm.

Joshua D. Mertzlufft

Principal & Patent Attorney

Joshua is an experienced patent attorney and counselor who leads Stake to provide top-of-class client service. With a background in applied physics, Joshua works with clients innovating in space, tech, and energy. Joshua is a former engineer, and he has experience working with clients ranging from pre-seed startups to stock exchange-listed corporations.

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