March 30, 2011

From The Kansas City Business Journal

Google Inc. has picked the winner of its fiber lottery: Kansas City, Kan.

“This is the equivalent of Kansas City winning the technology golden ticket,” said Greg Kratofil, a technology lawyer and shareholder for Polsinelli Shughart PC. “This is a game-changer for Kansas City and the whole region.”

Polsinelli Shughart attorneys Greg Kratofil and Chase Simmons were part of the team that helped make this happen for Kansas City.  Kratofil provides legal counsel on a wide variety of matters for today’s technology companies, including startup formation and venture capital financing, intellectual property based joint ventures, copyright and trademark protection, software development and licensing, as well as drafting and reviewing various hosting, consulting, procurement, network and systems development contracts.

Simmons concentrates on large-scale redevelopment projects and all manners of public financing. He regularly appears on behalf of his clients before municipal boards and councils in nearly every jurisdiction in the area. As a result, in addition to his zoning and real estate practice he has developed expertise in fields as diverse as tax increment financing, Corp of Engineers' environmental approvals and New Markets Tax Credits

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