Banse Law


I founded Banse Law at my kitchen table in January 2017 after an accomplished legal career working for state and federal governments. While I found public service deeply rewarding, the opportunity to use my skills in private practice on behalf of small business owners has been even more so. It is my belief that everybody — especially everyday people — deserves access to high-quality legal services.

Today, I make those same high-quality legal services accessible to small business owners and my fellow legal professionals so you can focus on what matters most: your business. 

I am very deliberate about the projects I take on. I limit the number of clients I work with to ensure everyone receives the highest quality of service and attention.  

I look forward to working together. 



Crystal Banse is a highly accomplished, results-driven, and detail-oriented attorney with over 12 years of diverse legal experience. 

She has served as a captain in the U.S. Army and Wisconsin National Guard, as an Assistant Attorney General, and as a Special Prosecutor. After retiring from the military in 2016, she founded Banse Law in 2017 to make high-quality legal services accessible to everyday people.

Small Business Services

Providing experienced legal counsel to small business owners

Since 2017, I have served as trusted and respected counsel to investors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in a multitude of industries. I establish meaningful relationships by working one-on-one with everyone I serve, taking the time to learn what you need so I can tailor my services accordingly.

Where other lawyers require long-term commitments, my services are available on demand and only as needed, giving you more flexibility and freeing you from costly retainers. I provide a wide range of legal services to small business owners, including:

  • Strategic business planning, including formation, entity selection, and advice on all matters of corporate governance.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Managing general risk and dispute resolution and anticipating and preempting potential claims.
  • Negotiating and facilitating real estate transactions, buyouts, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Assisting in the selection, management, and oversight of outside legal counsel.

With me on your team, you get more than an experienced attorney; you get a trusted adviser, entrepreneur, and former litigator who can help you avoid costly mistakes and minimize risk.

Freelance Legal Support

Lending my legal research and writing skills to other attorneys to make their lives easier

We all know that high-quality legal research and writing are essential to any successful law practice, especially litigation. But let’s face it: most attorneys dread the task. You didn’t become a litigator to spend your day behind a computer screen. Your time is better spent in court with your clients, getting them the justice they deserve.

During my career as a government litigator and five years juggling the demands of a busy litigation practice at my firm, I gladly used freelance attorneys to lighten the load when needed. I also realized that my true passion lies in legal research and writing and decided to walk away from front-line litigation. I provide the following services to other licensed attorneys around the country:

  • Drafting, formatting, and editing pleadings, briefs, petitions, motions, and various transactional documents. 
  • Writing legal content for websites, blogs, and marketing materials.
  • Reviewing, editing, and cite-checking technical legal materials, manuscripts, and academic publications.
  • Creating, producing, and delivering informational presentations and workshops, in-person and online.
  • Writing and research related to case strategy, hearing preparation, and behind-the-scenes support.

Outsourcing your legal research and writing projects just makes sense. With a trusted and reliable legal writer on your team, you’ll reclaim valuable time to devote to the areas of practice you excel at and enjoy, without the cost or commitment of hiring a high-caliber attorney full-time.

These services are only available to other licensed attorneys and law firms, not the general public or self-represented (pro se) individuals.

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