September 7, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart technology law attorney Gregory M. Kratofil Jr. has been named Startup Service Provider of the Year by Silicon Prairie News.

“I love working with technology entrepreneurs,” Kratofil said in accepting the annual award at the organization’s Silicon Prairie Awards event held in Omaha, NE. “Quite frankly, they inspire me. Technology entrepreneurs envision the world as a better place. They envision it faster, more efficient, more entertaining, and more secure. The technology entrepreneur puts his time, talents and resources on the line every day and I'm honored to have the opportunity to help.”

Silicon Prairie News was founded in 2008 to “highlight and support the burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem on the Silicon Prairie.”

Drawing on his technology and business background, Kratofil has taken on the role of general counsel for a number of the region’s new and developing technology businesses. He also 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.

Pictures of the event are found here.

Video of the event is located here. (Greg Kratofil is 25 minutes into the video)

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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