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Linda Parks Hite Fanning Honeyman Lawyer Wichita Kansas

Our Professionals

Linda S. Parks

Partner

Bio
Education
Representative Experience
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement
Publications and Presentations

Our Professionals

Linda S. Parks

Partner

PARKS@HITEFANNING.COM
Bio
Education
Representative Experience
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement
Publications and Presentations

Bio

Linda Parks practices in the areas of business transactions, banking, commercial real estate, creditors’ rights and estate planning.  Linda has a diverse financial institution and transactional practice.  She advises financial institutions on multi-million dollar loan transactions, loan purchases and sales, contractual matters and day-to-day operational matters.  She is also a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee and she is a member of the Kansas Banker’s Association.

Linda’s business clients are multifarious, providing her a broad background in many aspects of business matters.  These clients include prominent financial institutions, a major construction company, a large national franchisee and various local and other clients in the business world.   She also works with numerous individuals in business and estate planning concerns.

Linda also serves as the managing partner at Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, a position she has held since the inception of the firm.  In 2011 she was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission, a commission formed by the Kansas Supreme Court to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the Kansas court system.  In 2020 the Governor appointed Linda to Chair the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission for the State of Kansas.

Education

Undergrad: B.A. Washburn University, 1979 summa cum laude
Law School: Washburn University, 1983 cum laude
Year Started Practicing: 1983

Representative Experience

 

Banking and Financial Services

Represents  major banking enterprise in dozens of multi-million dollar financing transactions, involving a wide variety of secured lending transactions in connection with negotiation, documentation and closing of loans.

Represents major banking enterprise in  the purchase and sale of multi-million dollar loan packages, including servicing rights for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions.

Represents major banking enterprise in the day-to-day world of banking issues, including consumer loans, consumer relations, powers of attorney and vendor agreements.

Real Estate

Represents large restaurant franchisee in the acquisition, development and finance of numerous restaurants in a variety of states, including the negotiation of purchase or sale agreements, real estate title matters and closing the transaction.

Represents numerous real estate holding companies and developers in the negotiation of real estate purchase and sale agreements for large apartment complexes and a variety of commercial industries, as well as long term leasing and financing arrangements. 

Business and Bankruptcy

Broad based experience serving as outside “general counsel” for many clients

Recovered over $2 million from bankruptcy estate, including more than $1 million in gold coins in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding as Chapter 7 Trustee.

Represents major construction company in the negotiation of high-end construction project documents, corporate governance and financing transactions. 

Estate Planning & Probate

Represent hundreds of individuals in their estate planning needs from the smallest to multi-million dollar estates.

Court Admissions

  • Kansas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009

Honors

  • Top Rated Lawyer, 2013, Banking and Finance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012; 2014; 2021, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021, Real Estate Law
  • AV® Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®*
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008-2012 Editions
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Kansas Bar Association, Professionalism Award, 2012, Outstanding Service Award, 2006
  • Fellow, Kansas Bar Foundation
  • Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Circle Attorney of Achievement Award, 2000
  • Louise Mattox Attorney of Achievement Award, Wichita Women Attorneys Association, 1997

Professional Memberships

  • Kansas Bankers Association, 2011-present
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Member: 1983-present; KBA Delegate to the House of Delegates 1999-2005 and 2009-2015; State Delegate, 2016-2020 Board of Governors beginning August 2020; Steering Committee for the Nominating Committee 2016-2018; Select Committee, 2018-present; Commission on Homelessness and Poverty 2016-2019; Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, 2000-2003; State Membership Chair 2019-present.
  • American Bar Foundation, 2003-present; Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Kansas Bar Association(KBA) Member: 1983-present; President 2007- 2008; President-Elect 2006-2007; Vice President 2005-2006; Kansas Bar Association Board of Governors 1999-present;  KBA Board of Governors Executive Committee 2001-2008; served on various committees; Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation since 1994; Board of Trustees 1999-2001.
  • Wichita Bar Association (WBA) 1983–present; Ethics Committee 1995- 2007 and Nominating Committee 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association, 1994-present; founding member and first president of the organization, 1994-1996; active as a member of various committees, and as board representative
  • Wichita Women Attorneys Association, 1985-present; served on various committees
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member, 2004-present
  • Washburn Law School Board of Governors, 2008-present; Board member
  • National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, 2005-2008; Board member

Community Involvement

  • Wichita YWCA Board of Directors Director, 2006–2012; President 2010–2012
  • Washburn University Alumni Association Board Director, 2009–2011

Publications and Presentations

  • Kansas Bankruptcy Handbook, Kansas Bar Association, 2009.
  • Kansas Bar Association, President's Column, 2010-11
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