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Celebrating 130 Years of Providing Legal Services

Tuesday, December 27 2016 11:50 AM
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2016 has marked Fleeson Gooing’s 130th year of providing legal services to the Wichita area and beyond. The firm was founded in 1886 by C.H. Brooks, grandfather of recently-retired Fleeson Gooing attorney Bill Thompson and great-grandfather of Ed Healy, also a Fleeson Gooing attorney. In the 130 years that the firm has be… Read Article

Sylvia Penner Named as a 2017 Leader in Diversity by the Wichita Business Journal

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Monday, December 12 2016 7:43 PM
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Fleeson Gooing attorney Sylvia Penner has been named as a 2017 Leader in Diversity by the Wichita Business Journal. Sixteen individuals and eight organizations were honored with the 2017 Leaders in Diversity Award, which recognizes a commitment to promoting and supporting diversity in the Wichita community.  The honoree… Read Article

New Copyright Rules Affect Website and Mobile App Operators

Thursday, December 8 2016 11:03 AM
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By Samuel R. Foreman Website and mobile app operators need to take note of an important legal change that affects their potential liability arising from user-posted content. In some circumstances, a website operator may be liable if a user posts content that infringes on someone else's copyright—for example, pictures or … Read Article

Proposed Overtime Rules Would Impact Employers

Wednesday, November 30 2016 10:30 AM
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By T. Chet Compton For many years, employers have not been required to pay overtime to certain executive, administrative, and professional (“white collar”) employees because those employees have been treated as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). I… Read Article

Fleeson Gooing Named One of Wichita’s Best Law Firms

Friday, November 4 2016 12:08 PM
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Fleeson Gooing has been named a Tier 1 law firm in 15 practice areas for the Wichita metropolitan area by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from… Read Article

Super Lawyers Recognizes Fleeson Gooing Attorneys

Friday, November 4 2016 11:36 AM
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Fifteen Fleeson Gooing attorneys have been included in the 2016 edition of Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas.  Firm members listed in the publication are: Jason Bock (Estate Planning & Probate - Rising Star) Adam Burrus (Civil Litigation: Defense - Rising Star) Ron Campbell (Construction Litigation) Charles Col… Read Article

Sam Foreman Now Special Counsel to Fleeson Gooing

Tuesday, November 1 2016 11:21 AM
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Fleeson Gooing is pleased to announce that Samuel R. Foreman has joined the firm as Special Counsel.  Sam is a 2011 graduate of Washburn University Law School where he received his juris doctorate degree cum laude.  He practiced with another Wichita law firm for five years before joining Fleeson Gooing.  Sa… Read Article

Nate Martens Joins Fleeson Gooing

Tuesday, November 1 2016 9:05 AM
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Fleeson Gooing is pleased to welcome Nathaniel Martens as an associate attorney. Nate is a native of Newton, Kansas. He received his undergraduate degree at Chadron (Nebraska) State College, majoring in Judicial Studies and minoring in Legal Studies.  Nate attended law school at Washburn University in Topeka where he was E… Read Article

Syvlia Penner Named One of Kansas's 10 Best Female Attorneys

Tuesday, November 1 2016 8:21 AM
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Fleeson Gooing attorney Sylvia Penner has been named as one of Kansas's 10 Best Female Attorneys in Client Satisfaction for 2016 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  The American Institute’s Criminal Law Division is an impartial third-party attorney rating service recognizing excellence of fellow … Read Article

Ryan Meyer Chosen for Emerging Leaders Program

Friday, October 21 2016 9:05 AM
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Fleeson Gooing attorney Ryan Meyer has been chosen to participate in the 2016 Emerging Leaders Program sponsored by the Wichita Business Journal and the Kansas Leadership Center. The goals of the program are to develop a new generation of leaders and to keep talented young professionals in the Wichita community. Fifty-five em… Read Article

Navigating the Waters of Death Claims under Kansas Law

Monday, August 29 2016 10:30 AM
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By Brooks Severson When a person dies as the result of someone else’s negligence, the decedent’s legal heirs, as well as the personal representative (executor or administrator) of the decedent’s estate, may be able to sue for damages. The first step in determining whether a claim is available is to analyze l… Read Article

Six Fleeson Gooing Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Wichita

Tuesday, August 23 2016 10:15 AM
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The Best Lawyers in America© has named six Fleeson Gooing attorneys as Wichita’s Lawyer of the Year in their respective areas of practice. The attorneys are: Tom Lasater – Bet-the-Company Litigation Kent Meyerhoff – Elder Law David Seely – Labor and Employment Law Litigation Greg Stucky – … Read Article

Fleeson Gooing Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers

Tuesday, August 23 2016 10:15 AM
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Seventeen members of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. have been included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in 29 different practice areas. Best Lawyers lists lawyers in 137 practice areas based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey that has been developed and refined … Read Article

Favorable False Claims Act Judgment Upheld on Appeal

Thursday, July 7 2016 3:42 PM
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On June 13, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a judgment that had been entered in favor of one of the firm’s clients in a long-contested federal False Claims Act case. The client is a manufacturer of aircraft parts. The parts were sold to an airplane manufacturer which installed the pa… Read Article

Firm Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

Thursday, July 7 2016 1:21 PM
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Fleeson Gooing is pleased to welcome Brian Vanorsby and Amy Rider as law clerks for the summer of 2016. Brian has just completed his second year at the University of Kansas School of Law after obtaining his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University. He is a native of Texas. While in law school, Brian has served as a … Read Article

Tenth Circuit Affirms KDOT’s Right To Establish And Enforce Standards For Materials Used In Highway Construction

Friday, June 17 2016 1:15 PM
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Charles Millsap and Lyndon Vix of Fleeson Gooing, in conjunction with attorneys from the Office of Chief Counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), recently completed the successful defense of the Department in a federal lawsuit brought by Martin Marietta Materials. In Martin Marietta v. Kansas Dept. of Transp… Read Article

Trends in the Paralegal Profession

Friday, May 20 2016 12:32 PM
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This article, authored by Fleeson Gooing paralegal Cheryl Clark, originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association. It is reprinted here by permission. As technology innovations continue to permeate the legal profession, paralegals have realized tremendous opportunities to develop the sk… Read Article

What Should You Do If Your Oil or Gas Well Stops Producing?

Thursday, May 19 2016 10:59 PM
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By Dave Seely Royalty owners are sometimes surprised to learn that an oil or gas well for which they have been receiving royalty payments has ceased producing oil or gas. Sometimes that discovery is made out in the field, by seeing a pump jack sitting motionless, an oil tank whose level does not change, or a gas meter that no … Read Article

Recent Cases and Rulings Affecting Estate and Business Succession Planning

Thursday, April 28 2016 6:56 PM
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The following article originally appeared in newsletter of the Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. It is reprinted here by permission. By Mike Cannady RECENT CASES Steinberg v. Commissioner, 145 T.C. No. 7 (Tax Ct. Sept. 16, 2015) — Assumption of Liability Reduces Value of Gift to Donees In … Read Article

David Seely to Lead Wichita Bar Association

Thursday, April 28 2016 12:11 PM
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Fleeson Gooing member David Seely has recently been elected president-elect of the Wichita Bar Association. David will serve as president of the WBA for the 2017-18 year. David has been a member of the WBA since joining Fleeson Gooing in 1984. He has been active in the bar association as well as the Wichita community. He is… Read Article
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