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Business and Commercial Litigation

We represent corporate clients and individuals in a wide variety of contract and other business disputes in many sectors of the economy, including aviation,  banking, energy, big box retailers, franchising, manufacturing, packaging, intellectual property, health care, insurance, real estate, oil and gas, and countless others.

We prosecute and defend claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract, and similar claims in both state and federal courts, at trial and in the appellate courts, as well as in arbitration. 

Our experience includes:

  • Litigation involving complex commercial loan disputes;
  • Defending shareholder class action and derivative litigation involving alleging breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers;
  • Managed care reimbursement claims by a health system against third party payers;
  • Bankruptcy litigation attacking sham corporations and fraudulent trusts;
  • Real Estate litigation involving the sale of office buildings and big box retail stores;
  • Litigation involving non-competition provisions in medical practice agreements;
  • Nationwide  oil and gas royalty owner’s class actions;
  • Bondholder class action;
  • Franchise litigation involving a national franchisor that acquired a competing franchise business;
  • Litigation of aviation supply contracts; and
  • Trade secrets litigation
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, https://www.bestlawyers.com/Search?query=hite%2C%20fanning%20%26%20honeyman
Recognized as 2017 Highly Recommended Local Litigation Firm
Hite Fanning & Honeyman is one of only two Kansas law firms “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation 2017. Benchmark Litigation is described as the definitive guide to America’s leading firms and attorneys in the area of commercial litigation. Benchmark Litigation also specifically profiled Richard Hite, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson as standouts among Kansas litigation attorneys. A special congratulations to them! This is the fifth year that these HFH attorneys have been highlighted. https://www.benchmarklitigation.com/
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.