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Business Transactions, Finance and Corporate Governance

We advise large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies in Kansas.  We have extensive experience in areas of corporate activity including corporate governance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate buyouts and restructurings, partnership structures, limited liability companies, private equity, venture capital, and joint ventures.
Our goal is simple: to build long-term relationships with our clients and help them solve their problems and achieve their corporate objectives.

Our corporate governance practice includes:

  • Advising boards of directors and board committees on corporate matters.
  • Reviewing, assessing and updating corporate codes of conduct, document retention policies,  business opportunities agreement and conflict of interest policies.
  • Defending shareholder class action and derivative litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers.
  • Providing crisis management strategies.
  • Assisting in compliance with corporate governance and disclosure-related obligations.
  • Training directors and officers on ethics and compliance issues.
  • Responding to shareholder proposals.
  • Conducting internal investigations.

For many of our private company clients we provide services on an as-needed basis that, in larger company, may be provided by a staff attorney, such as:

  • Drafting buy-sell, and other shareholder agreements.
  • Advice on executive and employee compensation and benefits.
  • Counseling on labor and employment issues including terminations and noncompetition agreements.
  • Contract and lease review, drafting and negotiation support.
  • Regulatory advice including environmental and government contract matters.
  •  Transactional support on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  •  Advice and services regarding litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Structuring alliances, partnerships and joint ventures
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
HFH named a 2018 Best Law Firm
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. has been named a 2018 "Best Law Firm" in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Insurance Law, Banking and Finance Litigation, Medical Malpractice (defendants), defense of Personal Injury Litigation (defendants), and Workers' Compensation Law (employers). This recognition...
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.