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