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Recent Tax Cases and Rulings Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner

Friday, October 13 2017 4:31 PM
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The following article originally appeared in the newsletter of the Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. It is reprinted here by permission. By Mike CannadyFleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. CASES 1.     Distributions from Widow’s IRA Subject to Tax and Penalty: Ozimkos… Read Article

Employee or Independent Contractor? Determining Worker Status

Thursday, October 12 2017 8:53 AM
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Many businesses are turning to independent contractors in an effort to reduce labor costs and improve workforce flexibility. This can be a smart solution for the right roles and employment situations...but there is a caveat. The misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor can have costly and extensive legal c… Read Article

Brian Vanorsby Joins Fleeson Gooing

Sunday, October 8 2017 6:44 PM
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Fleeson Gooing is pleased to welcome Brian Vanorsby as an associate attorney. Brian was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Wylie, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Kansas State University in 2013, where he was a member of the Mock Trial team. Brian attended the University of Kansas Law School an… Read Article

Five Fleeson Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"

Wednesday, August 23 2017 4:32 PM
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The Best Lawyers in America© has named five Fleeson, Gooing attorneys as Wichita’s 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective areas of practice. The attorneys are:  John Gerdes - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tom Lasater - Corporate Law Dave Seely - Oil and Gas Law Steve Stark - L… Read Article

Fleeson Gooing Attorneys Listed in 2018 Best Lawyers Publication

Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:54 PM
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Eighteen Fleeson, Gooing attorneys have been included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in 29 different practice areas. Best Lawyers lists lawyers in over 130 practice areas based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey that has been developed and refined over 30 years. Firm members listed in th… Read Article

The “Special Employer Doctrine” - An Employer’s Defense To A Tort Injury Claim

Friday, July 28 2017 10:45 AM
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By Charles Millsap      There Are A Number Of Circumstances In Which An Employer Can Successfully Assert The Workers Compensation Act’s Exclusive Remedy Provision In Defense of A Tort Claim Brought by an Injured Worker. One Such Situation Arises Under the Kansas “Special Employer Doctrine.” &n… Read Article

The Latest News in Wichita's Technology Community

Thursday, July 20 2017 8:52 AM
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Fleeson Gooing attorney, Sam Foreman, recently took time to give Wichita an update on the latest happenings in the technology community. What’s happening, what’s coming up in Wichita’s technology community - Grit Virtual was selected as part of the first cohort to go through the prestigious Techstars… Read Article

What's the Difference Between a Guardianship and Conservatorship in Kansas?

Friday, July 14 2017 11:49 AM
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Adults are assumed to be capable of making their own health and financial decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If a mental or physical condition renders an adult incapable of making sound decisions and acting in his or her own best interest, the court may appoint someone to make decisions on that person’s behalf… Read Article

Tech Bytes: Catching Up with Sam Foreman

Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:55 AM
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Fleeson Attorney, Sam Foreman, recaps the last month and gives you the latest developments and insights into the Wichita technology community in this Wichita Eagle article.

Lyndon Vix helps get county to release former manager’s $40,000 settlement info it had blocked

Thursday, July 6 2017 10:51 AM
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Sedgwick County has decided to release a settlement agreement with former Deputy County Manager Tom Golden after letter sent by the Eagle attorney, Lyndon Vix. The orginal article can be seen here in the Wichita Eagle and was posted on July 5, 2017.

David Seely Elected President of Wichita Bar Association

Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:27 AM
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Fleeson Gooing's very own David Seely was recently elected as the new president of the Wichita Bar Association. Read more about Mr. Seely here

Residential Landlord-Tenant Disputes in Kansas: When to Call an Attorney

Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:42 AM
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Simple landlord-tenant disputes, such as the return of a security deposit, are usually resolved without the assistance of an attorney. Most are resolved through open communication between the two parties, or, failing that, by a third-party mediator or in small claims court. However, there are times when legal counsel or repres… Read Article

Firm Welcomes Summer Law Clerks for 2017

Tuesday, June 6 2017 3:38 PM
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Fleeson Gooing is pleased to welcome Shauna Leslie, Audrey Koehler and Amy Rider as summer law clerks for 2017. Amy Rider returns as a summer clerk to Fleeson Gooing as she has completed her second year of study at Washburn University School of Law. Shauna Leslie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kans… Read Article

The Pros and Cons of Employment Contracts

Thursday, May 4 2017 1:18 PM
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An employment contract is a document, signed by both employer and employee, that lays out the terms of the employment relationship. It makes clear what you expect from the employee in terms of job duties and responsibilities, and what he or she can expect from you (salary and benefits). This article covers employment contracts… Read Article

Trademark Cease and Desist Letters

Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:46 AM
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By Nathaniel T. Martens Has your business received a cease and desist letter demanding that you stop using your business name or the name of a specific product line because that name (at least according to the letter) infringes  upon the sender’s trademark? If you have, it’s important to understand the legal… Read Article

ICTech Connect

Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:22 AM
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  The Wichita region is home to a broad range of technology creators and companies, ranging from aerospace and advanced materials to software. For over 130 years, the attorneys of Fleeson Gooing have been proud to serve the creators and companies in the Wichita community.  Working with technology creators and compa… Read Article

Latest Developments and Happenings in Wichita's Tech Community

Friday, March 31 2017 11:56 AM
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This article, authored by Fleeson Gooing special counsel Sam Foreman, first appeared in the online Tech Bytes feature of The Wichita Eagle.   A brief overview of what’s happening in Wichita’s technology community, what’s coming up, and how to stay informed and connected. The Download Network… Read Article

Does Your Business Have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

Thursday, March 30 2017 12:03 PM
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No business is immune from natural disasters, fires, prolonged power outages, and cyber attacks. There are also any number of “smaller” disasters that can prevent your business from accessing the data and systems needed to operate. Even the best hardware can fail. Even careful employees can make mistakes that l… Read Article

Kent Meyerhoff Shares Expertise

Friday, February 10 2017 2:14 PM
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Fleeson Gooing attorney Kent Meyerhoff has recently had several opportunities to provide assistance to Kansas attorneys practicing in the area of estate planning. On Monday, February 6, 2017, Kent was a presenter at the Kansas Bar Association's "Slam Dunk" continuing legal education seminar, which was held in conjunction with … Read Article

What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

Friday, February 10 2017 1:32 PM
Categorized In Fleeson Publications
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA),18 U.S.C. § 1030, is a federal “anti-hacking” statute. While it is primarily a criminal law, a 1994 amendment allows civil actions to be brought by private litigants. Violations can be committed by either an outside intruder who is not authorized to access the protected … Read Article
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