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.

The Local Pig
Kansas City Cauldron
KC Tech Council
Salva O
Kansas City Coffee & Design
The Vow Exchange
Freelancers University
Social Change Nation
entrepreneur to Enterprise
incite Design Studio
Pour Me A Beer
Will & Grail
The Blog Guild
Alpha Clothing
Edge Up Sports
Launchway Media
Salt Rank

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Recent Posts

Three Critical Issues in Intellectual Property Contract Terms

Ownership of intellectual property is a critical issue in many contract negotiations. Learn the basics about what entrepreneurs should know in this post. Intellectual property is often the most valuable asset of many companies, especially startups. That's why it is important to clearly address ownership of intellectual property in [...]

THIS! This is why we love the Oxford comma and you should too!

There are those that use Oxford commas, and those that don't. Those that don't are wrong. Sorry, but we're not sorry. Here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit issued a ruling this week that proves why Oxford commas are important. The facts are pretty simple. A dairy [...]

The Right Way to Use MSAs & SOWs

When working with a client or a contractor, it is often best to use an MSA/SOW contract format. In this post we'll explain why and how to do it. Lots of our Kansas City based startups, freelancers, and small business clients use MSAs and SOWs because they are really [...]