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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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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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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We’re Lucky

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


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Venture Legal, LLC

1712 Main St., Suite 311
Kansas City, MO 64108



Recent Posts

Starting a Business? Don’t Create an Accidental Partnership!

Starting a business is exciting. But in the whirlwind that surrounds getting started, it is easy to make a huge mistake that can lead to a host of legal problems. In this post we’ll explain how accidental partnerships are created, what that means, and how to avoid that mistake. [...]

S-Corps 101 (Part 2): Should Your Business Make an S-Corp Election

This is the second post in a series of posts about S-Corps. In the last post we explained what exactly an S-Corp is and in this post we’ll look at reasons you should, and should not, become an S-Corp. In the next post, we’ll give an example of how to [...]

Guest Article in Startland News: Alternatives to Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements have both positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, they protect employers from competition and help to prevent disclosure of confidential information. Additionally, they can promote work force training and innovation. But on the other hand, they can have very negative impacts to wages, labor mobility, [...]