Ryan B. Denk

Ryan Denk, a member of the MVP Law Board of Directors, the Employment and Labor Law Practice Group Leader and a shareholder with the firm, has practiced law at MVP since the beginning of his career in 1998. Mr. Denk’s practice focuses on labor, planning and zoning, employment and real estate law and his successes include lead negotiation in collective bargaining agreements, defense of public employers in charges of prohibited labor practices and grievance-arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Denk successfully represents property owners before municipal planning commissions, city councils and county commissions regarding changes in zoning and planning. Mr. Denk is recognized for successfully defending public and private employers against claims of discrimination based on race, gender, age and disability. He is noted for his strong defense of public and private employers against claims under Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Section 1983, retaliation and whistleblower claims, and state employment law statutes. Mr. Denk adeptly handles real estatetransactions, including site identification, negotiation, acquisition, document preparation, inspection, and closing.

Recognized in Ingram’s Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Kansas City, Mr. Denk shares his knowledge through presentations at MVP Law seminars. He serves as general counsel to various local governmental entities and has been involved
in the creation of several inter-local agreements between school districts and other governmental entities.

Mr. Denk has been a member of the Wyandotte County United Way Board of Directors, the YMCA Caring for People’s fundraising campaign and the Educational Talent Search.