Gregory P. Goheen


ggoheen@mvplaw.com
(913) 371-3838
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Admitted to Practice:
  • Kansas, 1993
  • Missouri, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1993
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1990

Gregory Goheen's practice primarily consists of complex civil litigation at both the appellate and trial levels in state and federal courts, including multi-district litigation.  A recipient of the Wilson W. Herdon Memorial Award in Antitrust while in law school, Mr. Goheen represents clients in virtually all types of commercial and business litigation, including all areas of employment and real estate law.  He is well-versed in the areas of education, civil rights, and constitutional law and serves as due process hearing officer for the Kansas Department of Education.  Mr. Goheen has represented clients in class action litigation involving many diverse subjects, such as antitrust, asbestos product liability, civil rights, consumer protection, employment discrimination, environment, and wage and hour matters.  He has experience in litigation concerning trade secrets, professional liability, directors' and officers' liability, business torts, housing discrimination and consumer fraud.

In addition to being a successful litigator, Mr. Goheen serves as outside general counsel for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit business entities, governmental agencies and homes associations.  As general counsel, he is involved in a wide array of contractual and transactional matters, as well as representing those entities before various administrative bodies, including taxing authorities.  As a part of his practice, he writes and gives seminar presentations on education, employment, ethics, and real estate law, and he has taught as an adjunct instructor on employee benefits at Johnson County Community College.

A shareholder at MVP since 1998, Mr. Goheen is active in many professional and community organizations, currently serving as the President of the KCMBA’s Federal Advocates Section, Vice-President of KASA, a member of the KBA’s Board of Governors and a member of the KBF’s Board of Trustees.  Mr. Goheen participated in the KBA Bar Leadership Summit.  Mr. Goheen is a graduate of Class VIII of Leadership 2000 sponsored by the Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and has been honored as a member of the KCK Public Schools’ Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll, Ingram’s Magazine’s 40 Under Forty and The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Education Law.  Mr. Goheen currently serves on the United Way of Greater Kansas City’s Community Investment Review Team and has served as a tutor for economically disadvantaged students through the Kauffman Foundation’s Project Choice, as a mentor through the Overcoming Diversity Mentor Program sponsored by the City of Kansas City, Kansas African American History Steering Committee and as a Board member for the KCK YMCA.



Practice Areas:
Administrative Law
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Appellate Practice
Business and Corporate Law
Directors' and Officers' Liability
Education Law
Government & Municipal
Insurance Defense
Labor and Employment
Litigation
Professional Liability
Public Utilities
Real Estate Law
Taxation
Technology and Entrepreneurial Law

Accomplishments:
Instructor, employee benefits, Johnson County Community College.
Seminar presenter on employee benefits, employee misconduct, workplace privacy, wage and hour audits, employment discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations.
Defended investigations by the Kansas Human Rights Commission, the Office of Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Professional Organizations:
Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Wyandotte County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Association for School Boards Council of School Attorneys
Kansas Association of School Attorneys Board of Directors


Articles:
10/12/2007 I've Been Sued! Now What?

4/1/2014 Goans Acquisitions, Inc. v. Merchant Solutions, LLC, No. 12-00539-CV-S-JTM (W.D. Mo.)