December 6, 2012
From The Kansas City Business Journal

by Alyson Raletz

Walk around the KC Startup Village and ask the growing number of technology companies locating near 45th Avenue and State Line Road in Kansas City, Kansas, who their attorney is.

Many of them will name the same lawyer: Greg Kratofil at Polsinelli Shughart. He's made a name for himself representing fledgling tech companies looking to be the next Facebook or Google.

Reporter Alyson Raletz conducted a Q and A with Kratofil abut his passion for technology, how he became a tech attorney, the KC Startup Village effort and the financing challenges facing the local startup community scene.

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About Greg Kratofil

Mr. 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.

Mr. Kratofil's experience includes complex technology and commercial contracting transactions, technology and software-based mergers and acquisitions, as well as compliance with GLB, HIPAA, state privacy breach notification laws and other privacy directives.

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