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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
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.
The Kansas Bar Association named F. James Robinson the 2017 recipient of the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction. He was also presented with the 2017 Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
The Kansas Association of Defense Counsel presented F. James Robinson with the Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the KADC’s highest honor, given only to those individuals with a distinguished legal and public service career. Aside from being a highly regarded attorney, Jim serves as a leader in the educating others of the role of an independent judiciary. The award was presented during the KADC's annual conference in December 2017.
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