7015 College Blvd
Suite 375
Overland Park, KS 66211

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Jean B. Ménager

Jean has been practicing business and employment law with Colantuono Guinn Keppler since 2015 serving individuals and businesses in a number of industries including healthcare, legal services, staffing, restaurant/hospitality, media & entertainment, and logistics. In the role of outsourced general counsel, Jean handles a wide variety of issues including entity formation, corporate and LLC governance, general contract negotiations, commercial leasing, business acquisitions, and advising on compliance with employment laws. As a litigator, Jean focuses on general business disputes, Title VII cases, and shareholder litigation. Notably, Jean has represented sellers in a number of acquisitions with dollar values ranging from just under one hundred thousand dollars to dollar values in the 8-figures. He has significant commercial leasing experience representing both landlords and tenants including in triple-net leases and federal contract leasing. Jean served on a team that went to civil jury trial in early 2019, and he also obtained a favorable defense judgment in an international shipping dispute tried in Jackson County. Jean has served in numerous leadership positions including with the JOCO Bar, the KBA, the LAKC-YLS, and with the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court. Notably, along with a lot of help from his colleagues, Jean launched a new mentorship program for the JOCO Bar and currently serves as the program’s chair. He also volunteers his time to a number of different projects including pro-bono for artists through a local non-profit. In 2017, he was recognized by the Kansas Bar Association who awarded him the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Jean may be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 913.345.2693. In addition to English, he is also fluent in French and Haitian Creole.

 

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Kansas
  • State of Missouri
  • U.S. District of Kansas
  • U.S. Western District of Missouri

 

Education:

  • University of Kansas School of Law, L ’14
    • Business and Commercial Law Certificate
    • Articles Editor, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Judicial Law Clerk, Shawnee County District Court
    • Research Assistant, Prof. Christopher R. Drahozal
    • Black Faculty and Staff Council Scholar award
  • University of Kansas, B.A. Psychology ’10

 

Awards/Recognition:

  • Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, since 2017
  • Johnson County Bar Association President’s Award, 2019

 

Presentations:

  • July 2021. Jean Ménager, “The Intersection of Ethics and Professionalism”.  Topic: Ethics Q&A for the American Inns of Court.
     
  • July 2021.  Jean Ménager, panelist, “Ethics in the Practice of Law”, On-Demand CLE for the American Inns of Court.  Topics: what “legal ethics” means to you, ethical obligations regarding prospective cases, and duty to report.
     
  • April 8, 2021. Linda Adeniji, Bayli Martin, Jean Ménager, “Employer Considerations in the Age of Covid”, CLE presentation at the Johnson County Bar Association’s Bench Bar conference.  Topics: FMLA and Paid Sick Leave; Vaccination Requirements; EEOC Guidance on Disability Accommodations for High-Risk Employees; and EEOC and DOL Guidance on Remote Working as a Reasonable Accommodation.
     
  • April 8, 2021. Jean Ménager, panelist, “Diversity in Transactional Law Forum”, presented at University of Kansas School of Law.  Topic: moderated panel discussion.
     
  • May 8, 2019.  Joe Colantuono, Isaac Keppler, Jean Ménager, Ethics CLE presentation for a Kansas City metro-area law firm.  Topics: Preservation and Discovery of Electronic Evidence; and Responding to Ethics Complaint; Ethical Obligations and Ransomware.

 

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