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Don Seitz

Director Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, School of Law University of Missouri (MU)



Seitz, who earned a bachelor of science in economics and a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri, directs the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC). Part of the Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship, the ELC provides no-cost legal assistance to creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors. Seitz builds community partnerships that expand the clinic’s outreach, with the aim of becoming one of the state’s premier resources for start-up companies. He also supervises law students who participate in the clinic, providing them with invaluable real-world training that they can draw on in their future careers.

Before moving to higher education, Seitz was active in the mid-Missouri business community. As founder and CEO of Modern Property Groups, he grew the firm from a start-up to the largest property management company in Columbia. In addition, he was chief operating officer of Missouri Vein Care and served as general counsel for Callaway Bank.

Don Seitz is the director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic in the School of Law.

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