Greg Kratofil, Jr is the Chair of Polsinelli’s Technology Transactions and Data Privacy practice where he focuses on the legal and business needs of his clients in connection with their creation and use of technology. Greg also currently serves as the Co-Office Managing Partner for Polsinelli’s Kansas City office.

Technology Transactions

Greg handles technology transactions, with an emphasis on complex licensing, strategic alliances, outsourcing, distribution and reseller arrangements. His clients include Fortune 500 and multinational companies as well as angel or venture backed startups in industries such as healthcare, information security, Fintech, Agtech and data centers. While Greg works on standard software and hardware transactions, he has extensive experience with mission critical systems and solutions.

Privacy and Data Security

Greg’s national privacy and security practice involves representing some of the world’s leading information security companies. He counsels on industry specific matters around corporate partnering, acquisitions, security/forensic reporting, PCI auditor requirements and Department of Defense and government contracting. Greg has experiences with firewall management policy solutions as well as industry leading network attack simulation and governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions. Greg uses his information security experience to assist Polsinelli’s Privacy and Cybersecurity team with counseling firm clients on a wide range of privacy issues, including vendor risk management and compliance under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Startups and Emerging Company

Greg is one of the leading advocates for technology based startups and emerging companies in the Midwest. He acts as outside general counsel for many of the region’s leading technologies companies, where he helps guide startups through formation, financing and an exit transaction.
  • Represented Realto, the first fully automated online marketplace for secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, in its recent $4.5 million Series Seed-II Financing.
  • Represent several of the largest U.S. hospital and health care providers in the use and development of technology, including the implementation, management and protection of various components of the systems and solutions used to streamline operations, increase efficiencies, reduce costs and improve care.
  • Represent several industry leading information security companies with all aspects of their business operations.
  • Represent the region’s largest multi-location data center solution provider, underground secure data facilities and “carrier hotels” with issues related to design, construction and collocation, and managed services agreements.
  • Represent one of the largest multinational payment processor with US operations around US strategic partnerships, marketing and privacy compliance.
  • Represent one of the leading Agtech data companies with the collection of agronomic and machine data from farm equipment and the bundling and licensing of data to various industries users.
  • Google’s local counsel for the Google Fiber for Communities Project, a revolutionary one Gigabit symmetrical fiber to the home Internet and television solution initially launched in the Kansas City area.
  • Represent a biometric identification startup from formation to sale to one of the largest multinational companies in the world.
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