Attorney Profile

Christopher Bent

Christopher Bent is the managing member of the Law Offices of Christopher Bent, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri. His practice is dedicated to enforcing the rights and protecting the assets of business owners and individuals in matters involving labor and employment; contract law; business and real estate transactions. Mr. Bent is experienced in all areas of traditional labor law, employment law and all aspects of litigation.

He regularly represents employers and individuals before all state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR); Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR); National Labor Relations Board; (NLRB); Department of Labor (DOL); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); and Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC). He represents business owners in all types of employment litigation matters including race discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of employment contract, and the various tort theories.

A substantial portion of Mr. Bent's practice is devoted to counseling clients on avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation. He regularly counsels small and medium sized business owners and individuals in a wide variety of areas including: severance agreements, non-compete agreements, business formation and maintenance of business entities, including for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, and various forms of partnerships. He drafts and negotiates contracts for the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties and assists landlords in in a variety of leases for office space, warehouse space, retail space, apartment buildings and residential properties. He represents landlords in lease disputes, unlawful detainer, rent and possession and evictions.

Mr. Bent earned his law degree from St. Louis University and a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Central State University. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois and various federal courts including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois. He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and Illinois Bar Association. He is the former chairman of the St. Charles, Missouri Planning and Zoning Commission and currently serves on the BAMSL Minorities in the Legal Profession Committee. He is a frequent lecturer on business and employment law.