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Aerospace & Aviation

Practicing in Wichita, the self-proclaimed Air Capital of the World, we have gained the right mix of aerospace, aviation, and government contract industry experience to serve your needs. Our aerospace and  aviation clients are typically many respected component part manufacturers, material suppliers, metal finishers, and machine shops, both large and small, all of whom do business with the most prominent manufacturers in the industry. We understand the cyclical nature of the business and the unique challenges of operating in a highly competitive global market. Our experience includes structuring, drafting and negotiating complex supply contracts; addressing quality assurance issues; representing companies providing component parts to manufacturers in Canada, Belgium, Brazil and Israel; mergers and acquisitions; distributorships; addressing the daunting regulatory challenges facing the defense industry and government contractors;  and a wide-range of corporate, labor and employment  and litigation matters.

We are committed to adding value for our client. Our culture of team-work, tradition of lean staffing, rates reflecting Kansas values, and location in the heart of the Air Capital, set us apart from our much larger national peer firms.

Kelly Rundell leads Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
Kelly Rundell has been elected president of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court for the 2017-2018 year. The Inn’s 100 members are selected through an application process. The membership is made up of Masters, Barristers and Associates, depending on the attorney’s experience. Kelly is a Master and has been a member of the Inn since its formation in 2008.
Court Rules Against Proposed Wind Farm in Northern Sumner County
On September 21, a Sumner County judge issued a ruling in a zoning appeal case that blocks the construction of a proposed wind farm in northern Sumner County.
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers in America
Linda Parks was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of bankruptcy and creditor rights/insolvency and Gaye Tibbets was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of employment and labor litigation, by Best Lawyers in America. The following lawyers from Hite, Fanning & Honeyman have also been recognized as Best Lawyers in America 2018: Other HFH attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition. The attorneys selected were Art Chalmers (insurance law), Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Jim Robinson (commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, banking & finance litigation), Jon Newman (workers’ compensation-employers), Randy Troutt (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense) and Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation-defense). Best Lawyers is a peer review publication, seeking the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same practice area. For more information,