Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop

High tech startups--and the service providers who serve the industry--are continuing to cluster along Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, as Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles LLP, one of the Los Angeles legal firms focused on the high tech market, announced a grand opening date for a new office on the 3rd Street Promenade. Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, which has had a long standing presence in the LA area (disclaimer: Stubbs Alderton is a sponsor of socalTECH), and told its supporters and clients that it is having a grand opening in November, as the firm expands its footprint beyond its existing offices in Sherman Oaks. Stubbs Alderton joins recent Santa Monica addition--and Silicon Valley law firm and rival--Cooley LLP in putting an office in the area, about a block away. The growth in startups surrounding Santa Monica, Venice, and elsewhere on the west side of LA has attracted both more startups, as well as service providers catering to those companies; other, more established companies like Demand Media and Google have helped to bolster the area as one of the locations in the region focused on high tech companies.