Quentin L. Jennings is a partner of the Business Department at Polsinelli Kansas City office. Quentin acts as a strategic partner on all aspects of commercial transactions, ranging from $100,000 to $500 million, including coordinating complex merger, divestiture and acquisition transactions, acting as general counsel on a variety of contractual negotiations and representing small to mid-size businesses, Fortune 500 companies, food companies, retail supermarkets, high-technology firms, healthcare systems, MBE/WBEs and start-up companies.
Based upon his prior legal, sales, marketing and collegiate athletic experiences, appointments and nominations to leadership positions and his personal undertaking to volunteer at various inner-city organizations, Quentin is a persuasive communicator, highly adept at providing business-minded solutions that help clients achieve and exceed their business goals.
Quentin serves in leadership positions within the firm and is responsible for managing a small team of attorneys, consisting of shareholders, senior and junior associates and a paralegal, throughout the lifecycle of a transaction. He often facilitates five to 10 transactions running concurrently and coordinates other non-transactional matters, including service, employment, license and general formation agreements, operating agreements and bylaws. Quentin previously served as the former Chair of the Diversity Committee of Polsinelli where he closely collaborated with the firm’s executive management committee on the development of the firm’s diversity initiatives.
Quentin was recognized as a Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, named as a 40 under Forty business leader by Ingram’s Magazine (Kansas City’s Business Magazine) and is an alumnus of Leadership Missouri, a Missouri Chamber of Commerce program that aims to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the State of Missouri.
Using his single-mother’s work ethic as inspiration, being the second person in his family to attend and graduate from college and the first person in his family to pursue and obtain a JD and MBA degree, Quentin constantly strives for excellence in all endeavors. He employs a “can-do” management style with a vision and tenacity to achieve superior results in the most efficient and timely manner. He is detail-oriented and utilizes his legal, sales, marketing and analytical skills to effectively communicate and provide counsel to clients.