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What is Blue Maven Law?

In 2014, Missouri attorney Brian Rogers founded Blue Maven Law with one mission in mind: to help small business owners understand and simplify the legal hurdles necessary for building, managing, and growing their companies. From mergers and acquisitions to daily operations, Blue Maven Law provides personalized and user-friendly law services that make it easier for entrepreneurs to be successful.

The name “Blue Maven” is derived from Brian’s vision of a truly effective and relevant business law practice. “Maven” represents his expertise in the arena, and “Blue” is inspired by the book Blue Ocean Strategy (written by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne) that defines innovative business services.

Brian understands that your business is not just a financial commitment but represents a real part of you. With a particular focus on business acquisition, he is committed to understanding your business and its objectives first, and then applying the highest standard of legal services to support your goals. Brian is highly focused on helping small business owners – and future small business owners – achieve their dreams safely while navigating the legal issues involved in operating, buying, and selling their business.

Why Choose Blue Maven Law

Personalized Service

We’re accessible, supportive, and responsive to your needs. We answer our own phone, and we don’t “staff it out”.

No Lawyer Speak

What you don’t know can hurt you. We’re not into legalese and enjoy keeping it simple and understandable for everyone.

Valued Partner

We understand small business as well as business law. We value our vendors and clients, respect them, and view them as partners.

BUSINESS ATTORNEY

Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers is an attorney with the soul of an entrepreneur. He understands that your business is an extension of you. Your business is an investment, not just of money, but also your heart. Brian’s love of small business and his empathy for the entrepreneur, combined with his legal expertise and business knowledge, make him uniquely positioned to support your creation and growth.

Beginning in 2003, Brian provided effective legal services to countless business clients at major firms. In 2014, he achieved his own entrepreneurial dream by launching Blue Maven Law, LLC—built on the standards he believes best support business development and growth. Importantly, these ideals represent his own persona in both his professional and personal life.

Earning his JD from the University of Missouri, Brian also served as managing editor of the Missouri Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. From the University of Oklahoma, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Letters, and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Rogers is former chair of the Missouri Bar’s Business Law Committee. Having served as a member for years. He is also the former chair for the Small Business Week initiative in St. Louis where he remains actively involved. He was also a founding director of the nonprofit Community Value Alliance, where he now serves as the organization’s corporate attorney. Brian is also a founding director of Mid-America Business Broker Association.

Brian is an avid chess enthusiast, a new pilot, and a novice guitarist and drummer. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Andrea, dog, Sophie, and cat, Rocky.

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Awards and Recognition

St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Best M&A Providers

Recognized as one of the top Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri, 2015, 2016, 2018.

Martindale-Hubbell®

Peer Review Ratings™

AV Preeminent Ratings recognize lawyers with the highest level of professional excellence.

St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Best Law Firms

Recognized as one of the top Law Firms in St. Louis, Missouri, 2016.

What People Say About Our Firm

Provided guidance on structuring Experts 4 Entrepreneurs (e4e), formalizing its corporate governance and economic structure. Experts 4 Entrepreneurs is a premier community of entrepreneurs, committed to helping small business owners succeed and live their dream. Examples of Brian’s work include development of the e4e operating agreement, business partner agreement, e4e LLC privacy policy, by-laws, community rules and website terms of use. He is thorough, responsive and easily explains legal requirements and technicalities in clear laymen’s terms. We recommend Brian Rogers without reservation. In fact, we have recommended Brian with enthusiasm!

 

Ann Prenatt, Co-Owner, Simply Successful, LLC

Brian helped me launch both a nonprofit organization (where he consulted on several business issues) and a for-profit holding company (where he both consulted on strategy and did all the legal work to form the entity). He has also helped to evaluate numerous contracts and other business documents. He's intelligent, thorough, insightful, and creative. I've always been a fan of attorneys who will help you think through an issue from every angle before deciding how to proceed, and Brian is a great partner in that regard. And when it comes time to make a decision he knows the law and knows how to leverage it. Can't recommend him more.

Gill Wagner, Gill Wagner Connections, LLC

We asked Brian to "educate" a group of purchasing managers on the specifics and pitfalls of electronic contracting. He did a great job of providing clear guidelines with good examples, and presented them in an entertaining manner. Brian also did a good job of encouraging interaction and questions from the group, and clearly responded to all inquiries. Based on this presentation, I can recommend Brian for contract review and preparation.

Ray Scott, Senior Partner, Experience On Demand 

Brian was the guest speaker for the St. Louis Paralegal Association at our September meeting. He was there to present on the topic of electronic contracts. Not only did he provide great information for this group of legal professionals, he covered material that was relevant to our personal lives, as well. As a testament to his speaking skills he had the audience engaged and laughing.

 

Jeanne Elliott, Advanced Certified Paralegal, Christy Industrial Holdings

To me, Brian has always been *the* contract guru in our community. As an entrepreneur, I can say that Brian understands the wants and needs of entrepreneurs. Brian's significant insight into contract law can make any client feel confident that they are well-counseled and have tight contracts that do what they want them to do.

 

Tom Applewhite, Donner-Applewhite, Attorneys at Law

Brian Rogers gave an excellent presentation to a packed meeting room for members and guests of the ACA Professionals Club in December. The topic was "Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances." Brian's perspective on the state of M&A activity in the U.S. and particularly the St. Louis region was professional, informative and inspiring. His depth of knowledge and experience makes him one of the go-to legal resources for business owners and firms in this market who are contemplating potential transactions.

 

Alvan Sage, Management Consultant, STLSage.com

I contacted Brian through his "Contracts Guy" blog after finding his "Battle of the Forms" post. Brian was able to present a great overview of contract law for our group of public power supply management people. Although we had to do the presentation via conference call, Brian's discussion was lively and interesting, and earned high marks from all in attendance. In fact, we ran short of time with the amount of questions and interaction we had going. Brian was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and funny, and I would recommend anyone looking for someone with a broad knowledge of contract law to get in touch with him.

 

Kate Fravert, Sourcing Relationship Manager, Alliant Energy

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