Greg Musil

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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Direct: (913) 647-7963
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Bar & Court Admissions

Kansas, 1987
Missouri, 1989
District of Columbia, (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1983, Order of the Coif
  • Kansas State University, B.S. 1980, Cum Laude


Greg is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully resolved business and commercial disputes for clients since 1987. He is committed to finding a business answer to his clients’ problems and disputes. He has worked with individual entrepreneurs, small businesses and America’s largest companies to craft cost-effective and valuable solutions that focus on the client’s principles and goals. Greg has successfully handled disputes ranging from straightforward contract breaches to complex issues in condemnation, real estate development, warranty, corporate transactions, probate and trust challenges, and class actions. His dispute resolution experience includes mediation, and arbitration, as well as administrative, bench, and jury trials in Kansas and Missouri.

In addition to a litigation and dispute resolution practice, Greg’s experience on the City Council of Kansas’ second largest city, and in politics and public service generally, has led to a successful practice in land use, zoning, real estate development, and permitting. He has developed a unique perspective on state and local government land use, zoning, and development opportunities. Greg has represented owners and developers in projects as diverse as multi-family, office, hotel and restaurant, and significant mixed-use projects in the greater Kansas City area.

Greg has successfully assisted clients navigating the federal, state, and local permitting and regulatory process for renewable energy projects involving solar and wind energy across the country. With his roots in rural Kansas, he understands the opportunities such projects offer the local and larger economy and the process of evaluating and mitigating concerns of local residents.  Greg’s diverse practice also includes work on real property issues such as eminent domain, acquisition of economic development incentives, valuation of real property, and property tax appeals and exemptions.

“My mentors advised me as a young lawyer to listen to and learn from my clients, to understand what success looks like from their perspective, to find the best legal and practical solution, and then to pursue that end with vigor.”

See what Economic Development Incentives, Government Relations, Land Use & Zoning, and Public Law projects Greg has helped complete on our Project Map.


  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Business Litigation
  • Administrative Law & Regulatory Proceedings
  • Public Law
  • Government Relations
  • Energy Law


  • Bethany Medical Center Board of Trustees, 1991-1997
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1994-1996
  • Kansas Hospital Association Board of Directors, 1996-1998
  • Wyandotte Health Foundation Board of Trustees, 1997-2010
  • Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies Advancement Council, Chair 2005-2008
  • Kansas Leadership Center Board of Directors, 2007-2018
  • Johnson Countians for Justice/Merit Selection Referendum, Chair 2007-2008
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Chair 2008
  • Kansas Bar Association; Chair, 2015 Annual Meeting Planning Committee; Legislative Committee, 2010-present, Chair 2010-2011
  • Museum at Prairiefire Board of Directors, 2017-2019
  • Kansas State University Alumni Association Board of Directors 2023-present


  • U.S. Army Reserves, ROTC, 1975-1977
  • U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, Legislative Assistant, 1983-1987
  • Overland Park, Kansas, City Council, 1993-2001; Council President 1999-2000
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, 1993-1996
  • Kansas Supreme Court Client Protection Fund Commission, 1996-2002; Chair 2001-2002
  • Kansas Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Commission, 2003-2009; Chair 2008-2009
  • Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees, 2011-2024
  • Member, Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, 2016-2024
  • Johnson County decennial Charter Commission Chair, 2021-2022

HONORS and Recognition

  • Johnson County Bar Association Don Miller “Spirit” Award (2018)
    Association award recognizing the memory of Don Miller, a longtime friend, colleague and Honorary Member of the Johnson County Bar Association, and his lifetime of spirit that inspired and encouraged others the award is given to a member who maintains a continued optimistic spirit that inspires and encourages others through the example of his or her professional and personal life and demonstrated the warm and friendly relationship that defines a loyal friend and colleague
  • Johnson County Bar Association Justinian Award for Professional Excellence (2013)
    Premier award of Association based on integrity, service to the community, service to the legal profession, warmth, friendliness and camaraderie
  • Selected as among The Best Lawyers in America (recognition since 2005)
    Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate
  • Selected by The Best Lawyers In America for Lawyer of the Year, Bet the Company Litigation
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas) (recognition since 2003)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognition (recognition since 2005)
  • Named by Ingram’s Magazine as among 50 Kansans You Should Know (2015)
  • Overland Park Rotary Club Distinguished Service Award (2009)
  • William T. Kemper Foundation Community Service Award (2008)
  • Kansas State University Blue Key Alumnus of the Year (2004)
  • Received highest attorney ranking from Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent (1998-present)


  • Defended Kansas governmental authority in an alleged breach of contract action brought by multi-billiondollar waste and recycling company and won summary judgment in federal district court, which was unanimously upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Led multi-faceted project team in obtaining rezoning approval for a combined multi-family and retail project responding to legal and factual opposition by area neighborhood.
  • Successfully tried a property tax dispute regarding appropriate legal and factual valuation process for rural electric cooperatives resulting in an order revising methodology for property tax appraisal and assessment.
  • Obtained rezoning approval in suburban Kansas City community for mixed use development including multi-family housing, general and specialty retail, and vertical and horizontal office uses.
  • Partnered to ensure economic development base for erection of a major youth sports complex and mixed use retail/entertainment/office/residential development.
  • Lead a successful team effort to rezone and promote expansion and redevelopment of the largest single mixed use campus in Kansas.
  • Successfully prosecuted rezoning and special use permit applications for a 26-acre mixed residential use project including assisted living, independent living and 200-plus town homes
  • Obtained special use permit for significant assisted living facility over neighborhood opposition
  • Achieved restructuring of major financial incentives, including Tax Increment Financing, Transportation Development District and municipal government loan, for stalled mixed use project and preservation of historic buildings
  • Successfully obtained required permitting and land use entitlements for development of wind and solar energy projects, including providing assistance in submitting, prosecuting and obtaining state tax exemptions and payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreements for renewable energy equipment and facilities
  • Provided research, analysis and strategic advise regarding city, county and state laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to renewable energy projects, including drafting appropriate text and ordinance amendments and advocating to responsible governmental bodies
  • Achieved a defense verdict following a two-week jury trial on claims of misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Obtained summary judgment on all counts in a Kansas state court lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference and unfair competition
  • Won summary judgment in federal court on behalf of major telecommunications company on claims for contractual indemnity
  • Successfully acquired lengthy right-of-way for natural gas pipeline in Missouri, including negotiation and exercise of condemnation rights
  • Challenged compensation award by Missouri city for expansion of its airport and successfully attained significantly more favorable award
  • Litigated and obtained favorable jury verdict for aviation manufacturer against breach of contract and warranty claims
  • Prosecuted claims on behalf of national charitable hospital organization to obtain favorable distribution of estate and trust assets
  • Represented many owners and developers in obtaining zoning or plan approval, including public-private incentives, for development of retail, office, mixed-use, residential properties, and renewable energy (wind and solar) projects

Publications and PRESENTATIONS

  • Author: What’s More Appealing Than Property Taxes? Recent Kansas Legislative Changes Make This Year An Opportune Time To Appeal Yours, (June 2014)
  • Panelist: Politics in the Court: Why Fair and Impartial Courts Matter to the Business Community – Joint Presentation of the Kansas City Civic Council, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Council on Economic Development and Justice at Stake (June 2013)
  • Faculty: Land Use Primer – City Attorneys Association of Kansas (June 2013)
  • Faculty: The Appraiser as an Expert Witness – 78th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration – IAAO National Conference (September 2012)
  • Panelist: Selecting Appellate Judges – Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (Fall 2010)
  • Panelist: Anatomy of a Merit Selection Victory – American Bar Association Mid-Year Convention, with the American Judicature Society, ABA Coalition for Justice and ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence (February 2009)
  • Author: Institute of Professionals in Taxation – Overview of 50 State’s Kansas Chapter (1995-2003)
  • Author: American Bar Association Property Tax Deskbook – Kansas Chapter (1995-2014)
  • Presenter: Jury Selection Considerations in Commercial Litigation – Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court (October 2005)
  • Author: Life, the Law and a Kansas Farm Boy – Journal of the Kansas Bar (September 2005)