7015 College Blvd
Suite 375
Overland Park, KS 66211

M - F 8:30am - 5:00pm
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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. In 2021, Jean was appointed to the Kansas CLE Board where he participates in the regulation of continuing legal education for attorneys practicing in the state of Kansas. 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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