Chris Stewart

Christopher J. Stewart

Of Counsel

(816) 522-1582

Chris serves companies across a broad range of industries on formations, governance, financings, corporate transactions and M&A deals. Chris represents companies covering the whole span of their lifecycles — from founders with a new idea to mature companies hoping to sell or pass the business on to the next generation. Chris also represents nonprofits organizations and foundations providing counsel on board oversight, complex transactions, entity structures and general compliance.

Chris has served business and nonprofit clients for 10 years. Before joining Conroy Baran, Chris served as general counsel to a fast-growing nonprofit foundation. Prior to that, he practiced as a partner in the Corporate and M&A group of a large Kansas City law firm.
Chris leverages this experience for companies, nonprofits and investors, often acting as their “outside general counsel” by advising on day-to-day operations as well as significant strategic transactions ranging from angel and seed investments to large venture capital and M&A deals.

Current and Past Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

ABA Franchise Forum

Lawyers Association of Kansas City

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


Board of Directors, Lean Lab Education

Board of Directors, Lawyers Association of Kansas City, YLS

University of Missouri – Kansas City, BA
University of Missouri – Kansas City, JD, summa cum laude

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