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About Chris Brown

Kansas City Startup Lawyer Chris Brown

Part-time Kansas City startup lawyer, full-time entrepreneur.

Startups, freelancers, and small businesses enjoy working with Venture Legal because we understand your unique needs and how you run your business. Unlike many traditional law firms, we use cloud-based technology, digital file-sharing, electronic signatures, and online billing, and we like to practice what Google calls Horseback Law. You’ll find that we always supply practical advice using “yes if” answers rather than a typical lawyer’s “no.”

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Key Services


Working in the Kansas City startup community is an awesome experience. And when you are ready to take your startup to the next level, we can help you with fixed-fee legal services designed to help you grow.

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It’s easier than ever for creatives to start and run their own freelance business. Regardless if you are moonlighting, about to go full-time, or are already working full-time on your own, we can help you do things right.

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Small Businesses

Nearly everything your business does will involve “the law.” From business law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property, real estate, and more, we can help guide your business in the right direction.

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We’re Lucky

We get to work with some of Kansas City’s best startups, freelancers, and small businesses.

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Recent Posts

Can You Trademark a #Hashtag?

Hashtags. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are everywhere. But can you trademark a hashtag and prevent other businesses from using it? Last night during the "Cause if you like it, put a Ⓡ on it, oh oh oh" Trademark presentation, a woman asked this great question. My initial [...]

10 Reasons to Vote YES for a New KCI Terminal

Kansas City needs a new airport terminal. And guess what! You can help make that happen. All you have to do is vote on November 7th in favor of the new airport. Here are 10 reasons why you should vote in favor of a new terminal:1. It [...]

How to Negotiate a Contract

"Everything is negotiable." Ok, well not everything, but many things are. Here are nine tips to help you negotiate your next contract. To begin, you should note that if a contract contains errors, or simply doesn’t meet your expectations, you should raise your concerns and negotiate new or modified [...]