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Governor Moves to Suspend Eviction Activities - Updated April 1

Wednesday, April 1 2020 7:16 PM
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By Brian Vanorsby On March 17, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-06, which directs all financial institutions to “temporarily suspend the initiation of any mortgage foreclosure efforts and judicial proceedings and any commercial or residential eviction efforts and proceedings until May 1, 20… Read Article

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Does it Mean for Your Company?

Thursday, March 26 2020 5:36 PM
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By Brooks Severson and Bill Tretbar On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act makes two weeks of paid sick leave available to many Americans and paid family leave available to most parents who are unable to work as a result of the need to care for a child under the … Read Article

Taxpayer Alert - Filing and Payment Deadlines for Federal Taxes Extended

Friday, March 20 2020 9:50 PM
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Pursuant to President Trump’s emergency declaration under the Stafford Act, the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have extended from April 15 to July 15 the deadlines to file income tax returns and pay taxes. Individuals and non-corporate tax filers may defer payment of up to $1 million of… Read Article

Kansas Courts Suspend All But Emergency Operations

Thursday, March 19 2020 10:00 PM
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On March 18, 2020, Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert issued an Administrative Order regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the courts of the state.  The order is reproduced in full below.  Briefly stated, all trials that have not yet begun are posponed and the district and appellate co… Read Article

Recent IRS Rulings and Tax Cases Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner - Winter 2020

Monday, March 2 2020 8:56 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 Kent A. MeyerhoffFleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C.   STATUTORY AND REGULATORY DEVELEPMENTS, AND IRS RULINGS 1.     SECURE… Read Article

Corporate Depositions Raise Unique Issues

Wednesday, January 2 2019 2:11 PM
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By T. Chet Compton It is a principle of law that a corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Nevertheless, corporations have the same capacity to be sued as individuals. And when this occurs, corporations are subject to the same obligations to participate in pre-trial… Read Article

Fleeson Gooing: Part of Wichita’s History, Helping Grow a Thriving Future

Wednesday, August 29 2018 2:34 PM
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Wichita is a great place to work and live. It’s encouraging to see a strong surge of Wichita pride in recent years that promises an even brighter future. At Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, we are firmly committed to doing our part to help our hometown grow and thrive. Founded in 1886, our firm has quite literally g… Read Article

Kansas Fairness in Private Construction Contract Act Impacts Payment Obligations

Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:31 PM
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By Nathaniel T. Martens The Kansas Fairness in Private Construction Contract Act (“KFPCCA” or the “Act”) provides a variety of legal rights and duties for parties involved in commercial construction projects. Chief among those are the statutory provisions addressing when payment must be made either by a… Read Article

Do You Need an Attorney to Start a Business in Kansas?

Monday, April 9 2018 1:16 PM
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The answer to this question is as unique as the business you intend to start. While you aren’t legally required to have an attorney to start a business in Kansas, it’s often wise to have one. As a rule of thumb, the more complex your business, the better it is to have an experienced business attorney’s help. … Read Article

Recent Tax Cases and Rulings Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner Oct 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

Friday, February 10 2017 1:32 PM
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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

Recent Tax Cases and Rulings Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner Feb 2017

Friday, February 10 2017 1:17 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 Kent MeyerhoffFleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. STATUTORY AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS, AND IRS RULINGS 1.     IRS Issues Final Regul… Read Article
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