Megan Banks

Bar Admissions:
Missouri
Illinois (Inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Quick Contact

Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC
Direct: 816-292-7632
Email:mbanks@dfrglaw.com

Kansas City
1100 Walnut Street, Suite 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106
Kansa City Main: (816) 292-7600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
St Joseph
700 S. Riverside Road, Suite 200
St. Joseph, MO 64507
St. Joseph Main: 816-364-4044
St. Joseph Fax: 816-364-6396

Education:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2007
  • Baker University, B.A., History, Summa Cum Laude, 2004

Experience

Megan concentrates on business law, construction law, and transactional work, including general corporate matters, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and banking transactions. She has extensive experience representing higher education institutions, including general regulatory matters and changes of ownership (representing both buyers and sellers). Megan also has experience representing contractors and subcontractors on a wide variety of construction matters. In addition, her practice extends to estate and wealth planning. Megan joined Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC in 2016. Prior to doing so, Megan clerked for the Honorable Duane Benton, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and earned several years of experience at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, Illinois and Dunn & Davison, LLC in Kansas City.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law & Organizations
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Higher Education
  • Construction Law
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Estate & Wealth Planning

Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas City Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for 2013 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
  • Selected as among “Up & Coming Lawyers 2010” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, U.S. Dept. of Education Regions VII & VIII Private Career Colleges & Schools Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, 2013
  • Presenter, U.S. Dept. of Education Region V Private Career Colleges & Schools Conference, Bloomingdale, Illinois, 2012
  • Presenter, U.S. Dept. of Education Region VII & VIII Private Career Colleges & Schools Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, 2012
  • Presenter, U.S. Dept. of Education Region V Private Career Colleges & Schools Conference, Bloomingdale, Illinois, 2011
  • “Measuring Your Gainfulness: The DOE’s New Gainful Employment Metrics,” Career Education Review, July 2011
  • Presenter, U.S. Dept of Education Region IV Private Career Colleges & Schools Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011
  • Presenter, U.S. Dept. of Education Regions VII & VIII Private Career Colleges & Schools Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, 2011
  • “The Right to Rest in Peace: Missouri Prohibits Protesting at Funerals,” 71 Mo. L. Rev. 1117, 2006
  • “You’re Fired! The Role of State Courts in the Expungement of Criminal Records for Federal Security Clearance Purposes,” 71 Mo. L. Rev. 495, 2006