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Gregory M. Bentz

Biography

For over 30 years Greg Bentz has advised and advocated for our clients. He is equally at home in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Greg has a strong substantive knowledge of the antitrust laws and all types of business disputes. His understanding of legal, business, and financial principles allows him to efficiently assist clients in reaching their business objectives.

Cases
  • Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. (Supreme Court of the United States)
  • Anuhco, Inc., v. Westingouse Credit Corp. (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District)
  • Blasi v. Bruin E&P Partners, LLC (Supreme Court of North Dakota)
  • Reapers Hockey Association, Inc. v. Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. (United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division)
  • In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation (United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit)
  • Seidl v. American Century Companies, Inc. (United States District Court, W.D, Missouri, Western Division)
  • Marucci Sports, L.L.C. v. National Collegiate Athletic Ass’n (United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit)
  • Marucci Sports, L.L.C. v. National Collegiate Athletic Ass’n (United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana)
  • In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation (United States District Court, D. Nevada)
  • Butler Mfg. Co. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit)
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Housing & Ecoomic Development Financial Corp. (United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit)
  • Geer v. Cox (United States District Court, D. Kansas)
  • Foster v. Microsoft Corp. (United States District Court, D. Kansas)
  • In re American Freight Systems, Inc. (United States District Court, D. Kansas)
  • Parkville Ben. Assessment Special Road Dist. v. Platte County (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District)
  • Starcom, Inc. v. U.S. Telecomm, Inc. (United States District Court, D. Kansas)
  • Leverage Leasing Co. v. Lincoln Ins. Co. (United States District Court, W.D. Missouri)
Distinctions
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Litigation – Antitrust Law in Kansas City, MO, 2020
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of:
    • Commercial Litigation, 2012-2023
    • Litigation – Antitrust, 2012-2023
  • Named “Best of the Bar – Business Litigation” by Kansas City Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011-2022
  • Recipient of KCMBA President’s Award for Outstanding Service, 2010
  • Recipient of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation President’s Award for Outstanding Service, 2004
  • National Association of Corporate Directors – NACD Director Certified; Board Leadership Fellow
  • Kansas Hospital Association – Trustee of the Year, 2018
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Antitrust Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • President, 2007-2008
    • Vice President, 2006-2007
    • Board of Directors, 2001-2015
    • Audit Committee, 2005-2006
    • Chair of Bar Headquarters Task Force, 2008-2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
    • Bar Foundation Board, Lifetime Member, 2002-present
    • President, 2012-2013
    • Secretary, 2011
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
Civic Involvement
  • Saint Luke’s Health System Board of Directors, 2014-present
    • Chairman 2022-Present
    • Vice Chairman 2020-2021
    • Chairman Physician Contract Review Committee
    • Finance and Real Estate Committee
    • Compensation Committee
    • Governance Committee
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital Board of Directors, 2008-2021
    • Chairman of the Board, 2010-2020
    • Business Development Committee, Chair
    • Professional Affairs Committee, Chair
    • Patient Safety Committee
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital Board of Directors, 2005-2018
    • Ethics Committee, Co-Chair
    • Physician Contract Review Committee
    • Cardiometabolic Center Alliance, Chairman 2020-Present
  • Saint Luke’s Physician Group Board of Directors, 2017-Present
    • Chair 2022
  • Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants Board of Directors, 2010-2017
  • American Hospital Association – Committee on Governance, 2018-Present, Chair-Elect 2022
  • Country Club Swim Association, 2005-2010
    • President, 2009
    • Received Association’s Testimonial Recognition Award, 2009
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
    • Senior Warden, 2003-2004, 2015-2018
    • Chancellor, 2005-2015, 2019-Present
    • Co-Chairperson of Rebuild, Restore, and Renew Capital Campaign, 2010
  • Trustee, Interest on Lawyer Trust Account Board, 2002-2008
    • President, 2006
  • Centurions: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, 1994-1996