A virtual firm serving Colorado, Kansas, & Missouri.

A virtual firm serving Colorado, Kansas, & Missouri.

About Chris Brown

Part-time virtual startup lawyer, full-time entrepreneur.

A move to the other side of the table

I made my entrepreneurial jump in 2013—I resigned from a mid-size Kansas City law firm and became a full-time entrepreneur. In the years since, I’ve created and sold a legal marketing company, mass-produced my family’s BBQ sauce, mentored thousands of entrepreneurs and freelancers, and more.

I’m currently representing entrepreneurs in Kansas and Missouri through Pixel Law and building Contract Canvas, a digital-contract platform for creative professionals. Because of my wide real-world experience, I can provide incredibly practical advice to my law firm clients.

A different approach

Most entrepreneurs and freelancers complain that law firms can’t keep up with modern business trends. That’s why I designed Pixel Law to run more like a business and less like a traditional firm. My pricing is transparent and I use fixed-fee, project-based billing whenever possible. I also use the same tools as you: Dropbox, Asana, G Suite, DocuSign, Xero, Stripe, and more.

Perhaps more importantly, while many attorneys focus on reasons you can’t do something, I try to provide “yes if” answers rather than just answering “no.”

Creating what you want

I pay attention to what you want from your attorney.

Rather than billing in six-minute increments, I’ve standardized many of my services into “legal packages” and even include them on this website (I even list typical fees for many of them). And for entrepreneurs that aren’t ready (or don’t need) to hire an attorney, I even sell downloadable contract templates in the Pixel Law Contract Shop and I’ve published four ebooks and dozens of short guides.

THINGS I LIKE

Digital Signatures

Plain Language

Cloud Technology

Coworking

Hiking

Camping

Philosophy

COMMUNITY

An advocate for the future of our community.
Community Involvement

- Board of Advisors & Policy Committee, KC Tech Council

- Policy Committee, Kansas City Startup Foundation

- Director, KC Legal Hackers

- Subject Matter Expert (Law), Kauffman FastTrac

- Expert Reviewer, Edison Awards

- Associate Member, The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City

- Judge, No Coast

- Judge, MECA Challenge

- Co-Host, American Royal Tech BBQ

- Mentor, UMKC Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

- Mentor, Startup Weekend Kansas City

- Mentor, The Sprint Accelerator

- Mentor, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

- Mentor, The Lean Lab

- Mentor, Coffee + Design

- Speaker, Global Entrepreneurship Week

- Speaker, ECJC Workshop Series

- Speaker, Kansas City Art Institute

- Speaker, WordCamp Kansas City

- Speaker, Kansas City Design Week

- Member, Think Big Coworking

- Member, WeWork

- Founder, Innovative Professionals for Entrepreneurs

- Graduate, KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy

- Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

- Member, Missouri Bar

- Member, Kansas Bar

Education

UMKC, School of Law
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2010

  • – Business and Entrepreneurial Law Emphasis
  • – Administrative and Technical Editor, UMKC Law Review
  • – Published: Copyleft, the Disguised Copyright: Why Legislative Reform is Superior to Copyleft Licenses, UMKC Law Review
  • – Member, Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic
  • – Staff Member, The ABA Urban Lawyer
  • – Recipient, Three CALI Awards
  • – Vice President, Intellectual Property Legal Society
  • – Student Representative, Research and Writing Strategic Planning Committee

Belmont University
Bachelors of Business Administration, 2005

  • – Emphasis in Music Production
  • – Focus in Record Production and Engineering

Awards & Recognition

- Recipient, WeWork Creator Award, 2017

- Finalist, WeWork Creator Awards, 2018

- Silicon Prairie Service Provider of the Year Finalist, 2013 & 14

- Top Ten People KC Entrepreneurs Should Meet, SPN, 2014

- Top Ten Law Firm Website, Lawyerist.com, 2014, 2018

- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2020

- KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy, 2011-2012

- Most Outstanding Law Review Writing, 2010

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