Brett M. Renzenbrink


Brett's practice focuses on assisting entrepreneurs in the design and optimization of their corporate strategy and roadmap for growth. He also routinely advises venture capital (VC) funds on matters related to venture investment and manages deal work with knowledge and ease. He has experience working with startups, emerging companies, VC funds, and established organizations, regarding their corporate, fundraising, and governance legal needs. His professional work ethic, responsiveness, knowledge of the law, and advocacy on behalf of clients makes him invaluable to current and prospective clients.

Brett helps lead a team of professionals who focus primarily on the venture space and deliver immense value across multiple interdisciplinary practice areas (Corporate, Intellectual Property, Tax, Securities, Data Privacy) under one roof.

As a Cincinnati native, Brett has built connections with Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky organizations of all sizes ranging from single-member LLC start-ups to nine-figure annual profit companies with hundreds of employees. He is skilled in predicting blind spots and mitigating risk and is the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for a variety of start-ups, developing, and established companies. Brett has an extreme passion for entrepreneurialism and has dedicated his professional life to investing in the venture ecosystems both in the Midwest and all across the country.


  • Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
  • The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences  (B.A., cum laude, 2007)
    • Interpersonal Communication & Professional Writing

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association, Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity, Advisory Counsel
  • Whiskey & Wishes, Board of Directors, Trustee


  • Cincinnati Business Courier "40 Under 40"
  • Super Lawyers (2013-Present)
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel, “10 Best Attorneys” (2021)
  • Leadership NKY (Class of 2019)
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Corporate Transactional Law (2020)
  • Author, “4L, What They Don’t Teach You About Law in Law School"