We cover your everyday legal needs so that you can focus on growing your business.
Think “startup law.”
We will help new(ish) companies launch, and we help companies at various stages protect their intellectual property—patents, inventions, creative work, you name it.
As we’ve thought through what sets us apart, we keep coming back to the thought that startups and other companies poised for growth need precise, SOPHISTICATED counsel.
We can give you that right advice at the right time.
We’re proud of the fact that Christopher IP Law is Tennessee's only law firm B Corp affiliate. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’re also a 1% for the Planet certified law firm, and donate 10% of all client fees to nonprofits focused on social enterprise and environmental conservation. When you partner with us, you are also giving back to your community through environmental and social impact, monetary support to nonprofits, sustainability practices, and our pro bono work.
For us, being a good “corporate” citizen comes second only to helping our clients prosper.
Kevin Christopher founded Christopher IP Law in 2016 after relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area.
An avid, rather, erstwhile rock climber, Kevin loves being outdoors. In his ample spare time (yeah, right), he also enjoys watching the Golden State Warriors (Go Dubs!) and making the occasional midnight donut run for his, er, family of five.
Kevin has one major weakness: his little girl’s charms.
Being a B Corp affiliate involves finding concrete ways to give back to the community.
To that end, Kevin sits on the Advisory Boards for Biz Foundry, the Upper Cumberland's entrepreneurship center located in Cookeville, Tennessee, as well as Legal Assistance Volunteers for Patent Applicants (LAVPA), a pro bono organization that helps low-income inventors protect their IP.
Now for the less entertaining facts…
Kevin is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Class of 2017, is the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Tennessee Energy Mentors Network, is an Executive Council Member for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, and is a Member of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)’s Technology Transfer Committee.
Xavier Brown is the 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence at Christopher IP Law. (Xavier is a Millennial, but we try not to hold it against him.) True to his millennialism, Xavier helps us identify and develop tools that enable us to serve clients better.
This increased efficiency, in turn, puts us in a position to donate 10% of all fees to local environmental and social impact nonprofits.
We love being able to do that.
Xavier's tech entrepreneurship experience also gives us a richer understanding of the challenges that some of our clients face as they build new companies and disrupt markets. Tech has a tendency to do that, and by keeping his pulse on the latest trends, Xavier brings a deeper, wider perspective to Christopher IP Law.