Greer S. Lang

Partner

  • location icon Kansas City, MO
    4600 Madison Avenue
    Suite 700
    Kansas City, MO 64112

Greer S. Lang is a partner in the Kansas City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. 

She represents clients in litigated and non-litigated complex commercial and business-related disputes, in state and federal court, both at the trial and appellate court level, such as breach of contract matters, partnership disputes, disputes involving covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, loan enforcement actions, construction matters, insurance disputes, regulatory matters, trusts, business torts and professional liability matters.

Additionally, Ms. Lang is a frequent speaker and author on issues regarding the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B and ADA Website litigation.

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, Playing on a National Field: Bankers Beware-Staying in Fair Territory on Regulation B, May 2018
  • Presenter, ADA Website Compliance: Best Practices to Avoid High-Speed Claims, I Train on Demand (iTod), August 17, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, Hitting the ECOA Bulls Eye: All Arrows Point to Regulation B, Greg Souther Bank Webinar, November 30, 2016
  • Speaker, ADA Website Accessibility Litigation: Is Your Bank the Next Target, Missouri Independent Bankers Association Security Conference, September 28, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Putting the ECOA and Regulation Jigsaw Puzzle Together Webinar, September 14, 2016
  • Speaker, Playing on a National Field: Bankers Beware - Staying in Fair Territory on Regulation B, Lorman Webinar, July 26, 2016
  • Speaker, Discussion of Recent Changes to Discovery Rules, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, June 17, 2016
  • Speaker, The ECOA: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Hawkins and Its Ongoing Implications for Guarantors in Bank Lending Practices, Missouri Independent Bankers Association, Directors & Officers Conference, May 17, 2016
  • Speaker, The ECOA’s Debut in the U.S. Supreme Court, Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, St. Louis Chapter of the Risk Management Association, RMA Legal Issues & Regulatory Update, February 18, 2016
  • Speaker, A Report From the Trenches.… From the U.S. Supreme Court to Missouri’s Trial Courts: A Look at What the Courts are Doing to Your Loan Documents and What Lenders Need to Do to Protect Their Ability to Recover Following Default, Missouri Bankers’ Association Legal Issues Conference, October 29, 2015
  • Speaker, A Report From the Trenches.… A Look at What the Courts are Doing to Your Loan Documents and What Lenders Need to Do to Protect Their Ability to Recover Following Default, Missouri Independent Bankers Association Annual Convention, September 15, 2015
  • Speaker, ECOA for Guarantor….To Be or Not To Be: That is the Question, Missouri Independent Bankers Association Annual Convention, September 9, 2014
  • Speaker, Loan Document Litigation.… New Defenses That May Prevent Your Bank From Enforcing Your Loan Documents In Court & How Banks Can Affirmatively Respond, Missouri Independent Bankers Association Annual Convention, September 10, 2013

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Admissions

Kansas

Missouri

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Center for Developmentally Disabled, Board Member
  • Douglas County Inns of Court
  • Kansas Bar Association, Ethics & Grievance Committee
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Missouri Bankers Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Independent Bankers Association

Awards & Honors

  • “Litigation Practitioner” for Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Women’s Justice Awards, 2018
  • Selected among Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016 & 2017
  • Recipient, Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Missouri Lawyers Awards – Influential Appellate Advocate, 2016
  • Named as one of National Law Journal’s “Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers,” 2015
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Washburn Law Journal
  • Who’s Who Among American Law School Students
  • American Jurisprudence – Products Liability Award
  • Callaghan & Company Law Book Award – Outstanding Student in Products Liability Law

Education

Washburn University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1989

Washburn University

magna cum laude, 1986

Representative Matters

  • Obtained affirmance by the United States Supreme Court of litigation team’s victories in the 8th Circuit and U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri that client did not violate the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B in lending dispute, because Regulation B impermissibly expands scope of Equal Credit Opportunity Act to include spousal guarantors not covered by plain language of statue. Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, 136 S. Ct. 1072 (2016).
  • Represented large cattle ranch in the Flint Hills (Kansas) in road vacation litigation that impacted the client’s property. Succeeded in establishing due process rights of a land owner, as well as defining and limiting the role a county counselor can play in such a proceeding, before the Kansas Supreme Court.
  • Successfully represented B.B. Andersen, one of two business partners involved in a bitter dispute regarding the ownership of the West Edge Project in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Successfully used the alter ego doctrine to prevent parent company of client’s partner in a commercial real estate development from foreclosing on partnership loan and mortgage it acquired from lender in an effort to avoid subsidiary’s fiduciary obligations and restrictions on requiring capital contributions; limiting parent to credit for amount it paid to acquire partnership loan upon dissolution of partnership.
  • Representing one of the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokers in a variety of litigated and non-litigated matters.
  • Representing trustees and beneficiaries in large, complex trust litigation.
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