Kristine A. LaVeau

Kristine A. LaVeau

Chicago, IL


Kristine advises clients on legal issues that arise in a broad range of venture capital investments, mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. She has particular experience in technology-focused industries such as fintech, blockchain and cybersecurity, with an emphasis on venture and early-stage financing, business development and related operational issues. Kristine counsels clients at all stages of business formation and incorporation, and has experience assisting multiple entities through the process in different states. She drafts and reviews contracts and operating, security and stock purchase agreements. Kristine is a member of the firm’s Blockchain Technologies team, and has experience working with companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces.

Kristine has firsthand, business-side knowledge of the issues and challenges facing participants in the rapidly evolving tech sector. While earning her law and MBA degrees, she worked at a venture fund and accelerator focused on early-stage financial technology and cybersecurity startups. In this role, Kristine worked with emerging, high-potential companies, including identifying and analyzing investment prospects, conducting financial and operational due diligence, and organizing investment committee meetings and pitch events. Following these initial investments, she was involved in business-development-focused training and mentoring initiatives.

While earning concurrent graduate degrees in law and business administration, Kristine was the associate managing editor of the Washington University Jurisprudence Review.



Washington University School of Law
J.D., 2017
Washington University in St. Louis
M.B.A., 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., 2013

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