Meet Steve Kregstein

Bar Affiliation:

Colorado - 1973 
California - 1979 
Illinois - 1972

JD, Cum Laude, Harvard Law School
BA, Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin

 

 

Why Choose Us?

Kregstein Legal Strategies is a different kind of law firm.

As a result of our in-depth understanding of the key issues facing early stage/growth companies, we offer a unique combination of experience and expertise to entrepreneurs and business owners who need strategic business and legal advice. We specialize in serving as “outside” general counsel and advisor to a number of clients, managing day-to-day transactional work and overseeing relationships with other outside firms and consultants as needed. This enables our clients to significantly reduce their legal expenses.

 

Our Focus

Having worked as an attorney, entrepreneur and executive in public and private companies, Mr. Kregstein has hands-on operating experience that provides clients with practical business expertise and perspective not found in most law firms. He guides his early stage/growth clients through critical strategic issues and serves as a trusted advisor through all stages of operations.

Our Team

Founder Steve Kregstein, an attorney, board member, executive and mentor, has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs start new businesses and providing direction so companies can reach their next level of growth and development.  His experience covers a number of diverse industries, including medical device, health care, equipment leasing, software, e-commerce and real estate.  With more than 35 years of combined legal and business experience, he brings an exceptional set of qualifications that benefit his clients.  When appropriate, he engages other attorneys and consultants to work with him on client matters.

Trained in corporate, securities and tax law, Mr. Kregstein worked as an associate and partner in several prestigious Colorado, Illinois and California law firms and as general counsel and chief legal officer of public and private corporations.  He has a successful track record starting, growing and selling companies. He was co-founder, Vice Chairman and General Counsel of ClearVision Laser Centers, Inc., a Colorado company that, with total outside capitalization of $3 million, successfully developed a national network of laser vision correction centers valued at $110 million four years later when venture capitalists acquired a controlling interest in the company.

Additionally, Mr. Kregstein is an angel investor in a variety of private companies. He has served as a reviewer and mentor for the Angel Capital Summit, hosted by the Rockies Venture Club, and the CleanTech Open competitions.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Dani’s Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma, and as a volunteer mediator with the Denver Court Mediation Services and the Jefferson County Mediation Service programs. 

Mr. Kregstein has been an instructor of courses for attorneys on a number of business and tax law topics, including a course on organizing and advising businesses presented by the Continuing Education of the Bar, California Bar Association, and an author of several articles on tax related subjects.  He has been admitted to practice in Colorado, California and Illinois. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Contact Steve: steve@kregstein.com